German luxury car manufacturer Audi’s new A6 sedan was recently spotted and caught on camera while it was being tested in Mumbai.
Audi is planning to launch the face-lifted A6 in July 2011. The new A6 will likely be priced ranging from Rs. 37 lakh to Rs. 47 lakh. With competitive pricing, the new A6 will pose a threat to the BMW 5 series and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class which fall in the same price band.
The new A6 went on sale in many international markets last year. Audi claims that the new A6 is the most successful executive saloon in the world backed by the fact that new A6 has outsold its main rivals the BMW 5 series and the Mercedes E-Class.
Visually, the new A6 has a captivating front design and Audi’s attention to detail has made the executive luxury sedan, even more attractive. For instance, the new A6 has a low taut roof line, dynamic distinctive lines on the flanks and headlamps with two layers of LED lighting which give the saloon, a sharp yet elegant poise. Also read: Audi A6 to launch in India in July
The new A6 measures 4.92 m in length, 1.87 m in width and 1.46 m in height. It is also taller and has a shorter front overhang. The wheelbase of the new model is longer than that of the present model hinting that the interiors will have even more legroom for additional comfort, especially for rear passengers.
Interiors of the new A6 will get a wraparound dashboard, an elegantly designed instrument panel and high-quality interiors. The seats are positioned for optimal, head, leg and shoulder room and the boot can swallow luggage of up to 530 litres.
The new Audi A6 will be available in four engine variants consisting of two petrol engines and two diesel engines. The petrol variants will be powered by a 2.8 litre FSI engine that churns out 201 bhp of power and a 3.0 litre super-charged TFSI that makes 296 bhp of maximum power.
The diesel variants will sport a 2-litre turbo-diesel engine that makes 175 bhp of maximum power and a 3.0 litre TDI that produces 242 bhp.
Audi India has set a sales target of 5,000 units this year. The company registered an impressive 105% sales growth as it sold 1,986 cars in the January – April 2011 period which is more than half the number (3,003) of cars sold in all of 2010. Also read: Audi India sets sales target of 5,000 units for 2011
Like its German rivals, (BMW and Mercedes-Benz) Audi is on a launching spree in India to attract more buyers. Related: Audi A7 Sportback and RS5 launched in India
The company recently launched the A7 Sportback priced at Rs. 64 lakh for the 3.0 V6 petrol variant and Rs. 90 lakh for the 3.0 V6 diesel variant. As a surprise move, Audi India also launched the RS5 sports coupe along with the A7 Sportback.
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