2019 Audi A6 Heads To New York With A Turbocharged V6

Following its unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month, Audi has announced plans to stage the North American debut of the 2019 A6 in New York.

The company was coy on US-specifications but the model features an evolutionary design which follows in the footsteps of newer vehicles such as the A7 and A8. Notable highlights include a wider singleframe grille, sportier bodywork and optional HD Matrix LED headlights.

While the exterior styling isn’t radically different, the 2019 A6 has grown in size as it now measures 4,939 millimeters (16.2 ft) long, 1,886 millimeters (6.2 ft) wide and 1,457 millimeters (4.8 ft) tall with a wheelbase that spans 2,924 millimeters (9.5 ft). This helps to create a more accommodating cabin which offers additional head and shoulder room as well as extra rear seat legroom.

The interior largely carries over from the A7 and it features the MMI touch response system which replaces the previous rotary dial with two touchscreen displays. The main infotainment system measures 10.1-inches while the lower 8.6-inch display provides access to the climate control system and other convenience features.

Audi says the new MMI touch response operating system is easier to use as it has a smartphone-like interface which allows for drag-and-drop operations. The model also offers natural-language control which allows drivers to say things such as “I’m cold.” The car will then respond by asking “What temperature would you like to set the cabin to?”

European models are offered with an assortment of different options and many choices will likely carryover to the US variant. As a result, we can expect heated, ventilated and massaging front seats as well as a panoramic glass roof and a Bang & Olufsen premium audio system. We can also expect an ambient lighting package and an air quality package that features an air ionizer and a fragrance diffuser.

Audi declined to mention performance specifications but confirmed the car will have a turbocharged V6 engine with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. The company is obviously talking about the turbocharged 3.0-liter TFSI V6 which develops 340 PS (250 kW) and 500 Nm (368 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a seven-speed S tronic transmission and a standard all-wheel drive system which enables the sedan to accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 5.1 seconds before hitting a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

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  • Six_Tymes

    I dont get it, whats the big deal? A turbocharged V6, so? They had a Turbo V6 before, 2.6 i think. that said, this new body style is great, like the inside design also. Thankfully No ugly pop up looking nav screen, instead its integrated nicely.

    • I prefer by far the pop up screen, it didn’t look like a cheap tablet. It was unique to the A6, could be turnd off when you didn’t need it, and most of all, the maps where in your eye sight when you needed it. This is like in other Audis, the Lamborghini URUS, the Panamera and Cayenne, and surely the new Touareg. It gives them all a too similar look, and screens are too much of the dash design. A car dashboard is not a smartphone, the screen ration shouldn’t be important. And if you need to take your eyes off the road to look at a screen for a simple fonction, it’s stupid and dangerous.

    • KidRed

      Previously, it has always been a supercharger. So this is the first time it will use a turbo charger.

    • hameiri

      Many people (like me) prefer a supercharger because the power is immediate. Typically a turbo has a delay while the turbo spins up in the exhaust. This car has a mild hybrid system though, which may fill in for the delay. But, I haven’t heard anybody talking about how well this works. Of course, I probably can’t believe them, because they’ve been saying for decades about every new turbo, that there is virtually no turbo lag.

  • lagunas3ca

    All I have to say is, you won’t find netting on the back of seats in a 5 Series, E-Class, or even Camry.

    • TheBelltower

      I like the look of the netting. But it does get stretched and ratty after awhile.

  • TheBelltower

    It’s not going to set the world on fire. But it is a looker.

  • Elpatore

    The copetition looks so bland compared to the A6, which says a lot being a Modern Audi.

  • eb110americana

    So if the A6 has a turbo V6 making 340 hp, where does that leave the S6? I noticed they have the new number badging on the right side of the trunk, which looks quite busy with the TFSI thrown in there. Does this mean they will all be A6’s now, and simply come down to 35, 45, 55 models? Will there still be RS (I assume so)?

    • Yes S and RS will still be used. The number corresponding to the engines, I can’t explain, they make no sense. Just an other company saying they want to make somthing more simple for theur clients, and it’s more complicated.

  • KidRed

    The changes are subtle, but they all combine together to create a nice, lean and sexy look. I love it. Can’t wait to see the S6 and the avant!

  • SteersUright

    Audi does bland sedans right! Look at that interior! Though with these power figures, the 5.1sec 0-60mph stat seems a bit conservative. I wouldn’t be surprised if these are quite a bit faster.

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