Elegant, powerful and sportily progressive – the new Audi A6* and the A6 Avant* are attired in striking shapes. The proportions are balanced, sharp lines frame taut surfaces and the low roofline quickly begins sloping back downward. The tornado line gives the body strong shoulders, and the redesigned, more strongly contoured side sills draw the dynamic line slightly upward. The large, precisely defined wheel wells emphasize the muscular character; the trim strips over the side windows are now in high-gloss black.
The Singleframe grille at the front now appears even wider. Its six corners are now more striking; chrome struts provide for even more elegance. The bumper has also been redesigned. The side air intakes are interconnected and framed by a chrome clasp. Lateral slats structure their interior, and pronounced edges accentuate them at the top.
The headlights also feature a progressive design. Xenon plus units are standard, and Audi offers LED or Matrix LED headlights as options. In the top version, a bundle of 19 light-emitting diodes per headlight paired with four reflectors produce the high-beam light. Matrix LED headlights ideally illuminate the road ahead without dazzling other road users. Their control unit, which communicates with the camera on the rear view mirror, can switch the individual diodes off and on and dim them in 64 stages as needed.
Another strength of the Matrix LED headlights is the intelligent cornering light, which is created by a shift in the light center position. With the optional MMI navigation plus on board, the cornering light uses the route data to illuminate the curve shortly before the steering wheel is turned. Audi bundles the Matrix LED headlights with front and rear dynamic turn signals in the new A6 and A6 Avant. When the driver taps the turn signal, individual LEDs light up from the inside out.
At the sculptured rear end of the car, the lights are now slimmer and the trunk lid boasts a chrome trim. The diffuser insert houses the new exhaust tailpipes, whose trapezoidal design underscores the width of the car. The tail lights are now comprised entirely of LEDs, and rear dynamic turn signals are standard in combination with LED headlights.
The color palette for the new Audi A6 and A6 Avant includes solid, metallic and pearl-effect shades, including four colors exclusive to individual models such as the allroad, S line and S models. The standard colors are aviator blue, brilliant black, Dakota gray, floret silver, glacier white, garnet red, Havana black, ibis white, diamond beige, moonlight blue, mythos black, Oolong gray and quartz gray. Options include the Audi exclusive black gloss package and the S line exterior package, which add additional sporty accents to the design.
The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.