In the segment of luxury business sedan in recent months global update. The market now is the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and early next year is expected next the BMW 5-Series. For the end of 2017 even planned appearance of the new Audi A6. The publication Auto Express revealed details of the new model, which should offer a number of new technical solutions in order to continue to compete successfully with its two main competitors. Some of them are present in the new E-Class, while others will see in 5-Series Bayern, but in Ingolstadt are adamant that they all own work.
The new Audi A6 will get a different look than the current generation. The company is expected to change strategy, according to which its models resemble each other in appearance, but differ in size. This means that the car will significantly differ from that shown in last year’s A4. Rather A6 will approach the concept Prologue, which is the first project of the new chief designer brand Marc Lochte. The prototype was presented in 2014, still has not appeared in series production. However there will be some similarities to the A4, especially in the lights.
Despite attempts to be separated from other models of the brand, the new A6 will use the platform MLB 2 (Evo), which is the basis of the Audi A4, Q7, Bentley Bentayga and Volkswagen Phideon (luxury sedan, available only in China). It will enable the sedan to lose weight by 100 kg. The range of engines will be enriched with new diesel electric turbine, not exclude the emergence of a hybrid version that only electricity will be able to travel about 51 km. Basic modifications will receive a 6-speed manual gearbox and top variants – the 6- and 7-speed robotized transmission S-Tronic. The most expensive version will be a plug-RS, as will rely on the V8 TFSI engine with a capacity of 4.0 liters. He also was placed on the concept Prologue, it develops 605 hp and 750 Nm of torque. With robotic gearbox RS6 will accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds.
The new Audi A6 will have adaptive headlights and key functions of a smartphone, but the most important novelty will be a semi-autonomous government. It is a system that is currently being tested in model A7. In her electronics drive the car at speeds up to 60 km/h. Earlier, the press service of the Audi explained that the company’s engineers have learned artificial intelligence to act like a man. For example, when passing truck computer alone will depart car from a neighboring vehicle. In addition to positioning you alone will supply indicator, the system will begin gradual removal to allow other road users to be fully aware of the upcoming maneuver. And if one of them approached dangerous off the autopilot alone will decide whether to accelerate or decelerate.
Another novelty concerns the navigation system – it will alone can determine the route you will pass and you can choose those sections of road where the autopilot can be used in the majority of travel time.