Announced for the Los Angeles Auto Show is the 2017 Audi A6 model which is getting its US release that way. This is going to be a new model car coming from the German automaker but, in fact it is going to be a lot of something that we have already seen from the model before as they planned not to change a whole lot about the car.
We do get some changes on the front end and rear end of the car but also it includes a new technology package in the inside. With added technology come the updates to the infotainment system and also there are going to be three different forced induction engine options.
The model was first released in 1995 as a replacement for the outgoing 100 sedan and wagon. With only two years of being on the market the A6 came with V-6 and a V-8 engines which came to replace the naturally aspirated engine which was originally used. The second generation was released in 1998 and used the A4 platform, while the third generation arrived in 2005. This new 2017 model is a part of the fourth generation which made its debut in 2012 and comes to us in a slightly revised way.
When we are talking about the midsize luxury sedan segments, giants like BMW and Mercedes are what always comes ot mind. But Audi shows that they are not behind their German brethren when it comes to making luxury vehicles. Study the review and see what the changes that are introduced are.
Perhaps the 2017 Audi A6 does not come with too many changes made to tis exterior, there are some that manage to update the car for a better design. It is clear that the front fascia of the car has received the better part of the update and has adopted a lot of new changes made to it. The front end adds a new Singleframe grill integrated with the bumper and combines with the LED headlights to its front. The taillights have also received new LED features as well, but the rear end has another new addition which is the reshaped exhaust tips that make up the changes possible.
There have been some pictures of the Audi A6 Avant released but it appears that this model may not make its way to the states this time. The Avant is the US version of the car that is originally made and released in Germany and it appears that for now we may only get a model released in Germany only with the Avant being offered some time later.
The interior of the 2017 Audi A6 is going to have certain changes as well. The upholstery changes include some newly added color combinations which give us the use of Flint Gray and Cedar Brown color choices. Besides this we also get a high standard of high end additions which are going to touch upon both the trim and the technology of the car.
The car also puts a lot of emphasis on connectivity as a modern and luxury car should do. It comes with 4G LTE Wi-Fi for up to eight devices, personalized news readers, streaming Internet radio and more. In order to control all of this there is a MMI touch display with eight-inch monitor and also MMI navigation and Bluetooth integration, with voice control.
The model also bears a lot of safety features and additions that include Side Assist and Active Lane Assist. But there is also the Secondary Collision Assist which prevents further damage by applying the brakes if the car accidentally hits something.
The 2017 Audi A6 is going to have an updated powertrain and is going to provide more power than it did before. This is all thanks to the new and available engine packages that the model comes with. First of all there is the 2.0-liter turbo four puts out 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque and the 3.0-liter supercharged V6 comes with 333 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. But there is a third engine option as well, the most powerful one, a turbo six-cylinder diesel which makes 240 horsepower and impressive 428 pound-feet of torque. All of the given powertrains can combine with a a seven-speed, dual-clutch S tronic, or eight-speed automatic gearshifter.
Price and release date
The model is getting its initial release date in January. The 2017 Audi A6 is going to be aivalnel in Germany in the beginning of next year but we are still waiting and hoping for a possibility of a US release date. The starting price is $46,200, but the highest one is the $75,300, which is actually based on the trim level and the engine that you decide to use.