Then again, the all-new A6 has a lot of things going for it. It’s arguably more stylish and it’s loaded with Audi’s latest tech, making it a lot more capable than the model it replaces, especially when it comes to active safety.
A peak inside reveals three large displays. There’s a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, a 10.1-inch main infotainment display and, under it, an 8.6-inch display dedicated to the climate control system, as well as other convenience functions.
Looking at this Mythos Black Metallic model, a resident of the Audi Forum in Ingolstadt, we can see that it’s very well equipped both outside and in. The S-line bits suit it well, as do the 10-spoke alloys, although we would have gone a size bigger for a more imposing stance.
Being a 50 TDI quattro means it’s equipped with the 3.0-liter TDI V6 diesel that puts out 286 PS (282 HP) and 620 Nm (457 lb-ft) of torque and is mated to an eight-speed tiptronic gearbox and Audi’s quattro all-wheel drive system. The engine also features a mild-hybrid system, consisting of a belt-alternator starter and a lithium-ion battery, helping to reduce fuel consumption.
As for acceleration, it can take you from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.5 seconds, the same as the old (but less generously equipped) C7 A6 3.0 TDI, which had 272 PS (268 HP) and 580 Nm (427 lb-ft).