Audi, the German automajor has launched the petrol derivative of its executive saloon A6 in India. Badged as 35 TFSI, it is priced at Rs. 52.75 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and will take on the likes of Jaguar XF, Mercedes-Benz E200 and BMW 520i. Due to current situation of uncertainty regarding the future of diesel engine powered cars more and more carmakers are now opting for petrol engines. Audi has also announced that they will also launch petrol trims of their cars and the A6 petrol is the testimony of it.
The A6 Matrix 35 TFSI is available with a 1.8l petrol engine that also does duty on a lot of company’s models. The turbocharged mill develops 190PS of max output and vigorous torque of 320Nm, linked to a 7-speed S-tronic gearbox with paddle shifters. The car is bundled with five driving modes– auto, efficiency, comfort, dynamic and individual. Audi A6 saloon can make 0-100 sprint in brisk 7.9 seconds while whacking the top speed of 233km/hr. As per ARAI certification, the fuel efficiency stands at 15.26 Kmpl.
The classic Audi design philosophy and sophisticated features remain intact on the variant and it gets just better with famed LED matrix headlights, familiar hexagonal chrome front grille, 18 inch alloy wheels and LED tail lamps. On the inside, the saloon is packed with Avant grade materials and features such as an 8 inch retraceable touchscreen multimedia system with MMI navigation, gesture control boot opening system, 14 speaker Bose surround music system, Milano premium leather upholstery, 4-zone automatic air conditioning. It also gets electrically adjustable front seats, adaptive air suspension, eight airbags, Audi pre-sense basic, ABS with EBD, hill descent control, parking system plus with 360 degree camera and reverse parking camera with auxiliary lines and guidelines.
The A6 measures 4933mm in length, 2086mm in width, and 1465mm in height. It rides on the wheelbase of 2912mm and offers massive trunk capacity of 530 liters.
Commenting on launch Mr. Joe King said, “We had launched the new Audi A6 last year and received an overwhelming response from the customers. To build on this success, we are launching the new Audi A6 Matrix 35 TFSI with Audi’s new design language and enhanced equipment level. With the Audi A6 Matrix 35 TFSI, we want to reach out to India’s smart luxury car buyers and also cater to customers who want a fully equipped car in petrol. The Audi A6 Matrix 35 TFSI sets new standards in innovative technology that makes the sedan even more efficient, more powerful, more intuitive and more sophisticated than ever. The Audi A6 has seen increasing demand and success and we are confident the Audi A6 Matrix 35 TFSI will set new benchmarks in its segment”