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A8 Technology coming to new A6

The new Audi A6 condenses A8-style technological sophistication and refinement into the A6’s executive class silhouette.

Avatar By: Wheels.ca March 7, 2018

Audi is upgrading the A6 integrating many of the refinements and innovations that have been so widely acclaimed in the latest A8 luxury flagship into an all-new eighth generation executive sedan.

The new MMI touch response system sets new standards in terms of intuitive operation and personalization.

The all-digital operating system with its touchscreen format provides haptic and acoustic response to inputs and offers fast access to vehicle functions thanks to its logical and flat menu structure.

Its configurable favourites buttons help tailor the system to the user’s preferences, and it allows up to seven drivers to store their preferred settings in individual user profiles and set up to 400 parameters.

The natural-language voice control turns the new Audi A6 into an intelligent dialogue partner and travel companion: It processes questions and commands in two ways, with onboard stored data and also – in conjunction with MMI navigation plus – with detailed knowledge from the cloud.

The driver controls the infotainment via the upper display, which measures 8.8-inches in standard form or 10.1-inches where the optional MMI navigation plus upgrade has been specified.

The lower 8.6-inch display, located in the console in the centre tunnel, is used for the climate control and for the convenience functions and text input.

To create the ultimate high tech environment the fully digital Audi Virtual Cockpit with its 12.3-inch high-resolution in-binnacle LCD screen is optionally available, as is a full colour head-up display.

All engines in the new A6 feature new mild-hybrid technology.

Here a belt alternator starter (BAS) works together with a lithium-ion battery, enabling the A6 to coast at speeds of between 34 mph and 99 mph in the interest of fuel economy and to initiate its start-stop function earlier – at speeds of 13 mph and below.

The engine is restarted from standstill predictively as soon as the vehicle in front of the Audi A6 starts moving. During deceleration, the BAS recovers up to 12 kW of energy.

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