Audi’s A6 has been an important product for the German carmaker in its lineup. At the ongoing Geneva Motor Show, the new A6 is amongst the main newsmakers.
Aesthetically, the new A6 has been designed on the same lines as the new A8 and the new A7. It is now 7mm longer, 12mm wider and 2mm taller than its predecessor. The wheelbase has also gone up by 12mm and now stands at 2924mm
Under the hood of the new A6 is an all-new mild-hybrid powertrain which not only improves the overall mileage but is also an reflection of how the ‘Future Car’ is going to be. The interesting tech behind this concept is the addition of a belt alternator starter (BAS) which has been coupled to a lithium ion battery which allows the the new A6 to coast between 55kmph and 160kmph even when the new the internal combustion engine is completely switched off.
According to Audi, while braking, the BAS recovers up to 12kW of energy, hence reducing fuel consumption by up to 0.7 litres per 100km which now stands at 6.9L/100km and 5.65L/100km for petrol and diesel respectively.
Stay tuned for more news and updates all the way from Geneva!