December 02, 2010

2011 Audi A6 !

The highly anticipated Audi A6 is unveiled, and bears a very familiar design of Audi like its predecessor and its 'siblings'. Some say the Audi single-frame front fascia is starting to look boring. I do agree, but not on this A6...

Audi cars always fascinate me with their LED strip in their headlights. Especially in the R8 and A4 where the sexy LED strip gave the car a very sporty feel. Audi did their job well on the all-new A6 too! But I would appreciate it if the lines which flows from the side profile to the headlights can be executed more 'sexily', like what they what they had done for their A7 sportback.

While the back looks more similar now to the rest of Audi's product-lineup, the design is somehow lack of inspiration to me...

The Audi A6 comes with a choice of 5 engines: two petrol engines and three TDI units. These powerplants develop between 177 hp and 300 hp. All of these engines make use of important technologies from Audi's modular efficiency platform – the start-stop system, the energy recovery system, and the innovative thermal management concept.

There's a hybrid version of A6, where the A6 hybrid has a 211 hp 2.0 TFSI, works together with an electric motor that delivers 45 hp and 211 Nm (155.63 lb-ft) of torque. The electric motor sits directly behind the TFSI, occupying the space of the torque converter upstream of the modified 8-speed tiptronic.

MMI navigation plus in the new Audi A6 is closely networked with the optional assistance and safety systems. The systems recognize complex scenarios and assist the driver. In many situation, the Audi pre sense safety system is able to minimize accidents and their consequences, or even prevent them altogether, by warning the driver and applying the brakes with increasing force to slow the sedan down in an emergency.

The system, at the same time, closes the windows and the sunroof, tightens the seat belts, activates the hazard warning lights and stiffens the dampers of the optional adaptive air suspension. Works kind of like Mercedes Pre-Safe System...

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