The Audi A6 is the mid-range in the Audi lineup of cars and it is probably one of the most conservative cars in terms of design. Its basic shape didn’t change almost at all over the years but the details did, so even though you need a trained eye to spot the difference, the car does look better with each passing generation. The 2016 Audi A6 was presented a few months ago and it is going to hit the US market some time in 2015. While the car isn’t too different than the older generation, it does have a few new features and exterior changes which make it better than before.
2016 Audi A6 redesign
The interior of the 2016 Audi A6 is mostly identical to the older generation with one major exception, the infotainment system. This is now a brand new unit which runs the Android operating system, meaning it is not only faster than before but it also offers a user customizable experience as well as an app system.
The exterior of the Audi A6 2016 differs from the older model with a sharper look in the front, a slightly changed front grille as well as a new set of wheels. At the back is now a small diffuser on the faster models as well as an integrated exhaust system which should be better in terms of flow and noise. The new 2016 A6 will be available in twelve different colors: Aviator Blue Metallic, Brilliant Black, Dakota Gray Metallic, Garnet Red Pearl, Glacier White Metallic, Havanna Black Metallic, Ibis White, Ice Silver Metallic, Moonlight Blue Metallic, Oolong Gray Metallic, Phantom Black Pearl and Quartz Gray Metallic.
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Audi A6 2016 specs
Engine wise, there are a few changes over the previous car, but nothing major. The base Audi A6 2016 still has the 2.0-liter turbocharged inline 4 with 220 horsepower while the more powerful version will get the same 333 horsepower V6 but this time with a better fuel consumption thanks to a revised supercharger. The 3.0-liter diesel is actually the same as before but this time it makes 268 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque which is a nice bump but it just isn’t as good as the European version which packs in more than 330 horsepower.
The S6 on the other hand now has a 4.0-liter V8 with a different pair of turbochargers, offering 450 horsepower and more than 480 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to this engine it should easily get to the maximum top speed of 155 MPH while offering a 0 to 60 MPH in less than 5 seconds.
2016 Audi A6 release date and price
The Audi A6 2016 changes include a slightly more different exterior design, a few upgrades on the interior as well as improved engines. There is also a new model in the range which will offer a lot more power than before, but more on it later. It was presented a few months ago and when it come the base price will be unchanged over the previous generation, so it should have price tag between $45,000 and $60,000, depending on the model. The high performance 2016 Audi A6 S though costs even more than that at nearly $70,000 US dollars.