Audi held a media test drive to mark the launch of the new A6 in South Korea. It is a full-change model that has been reborn as the eighth generation in about seven years since 2011. Although the company has given the upper hand to the "Live" Mercedes-Benz E-Class due to the "open shutdown" after the diesel gate scandal and strict certification procedures, it has challenged the E-Class of the "Liveal" Mercedes-Benz with high level of completion, interior and exterior design, powertrain and safety equipment.
The test-drive event was held at the Banyan Tree Hotel in Seoul. It is the first time in five days since the announcement of the new car. Using the hotel’s outdoor swimming pool as the background, the event was held in a unique atmosphere, raising expectations. However, the proper assessment turned out to be a failure. This is because the entire test drive took only 20 minutes to take a tour of the Sowol-gil, Namsan. Isn't the A6 an important car for Audi? Or is media evaluation not important?
Although it is too much to use a "drive," he writes about his experience with the new A6 in a short period of time. The A6 will be divided into two gasoline trims: the A6 45 TFSI Quattro and the A6 45 TFSI Quattro Premium. As it is a new car, the car is more spacious than before. Body length, width, and height are 4,9501,1,885×1,460mm respectively. It is 25mm longer than the E-Class, 5mm wider and the same height. Wheelbase reached 2,924 millimeters, up 12 millimeters from the previous A6. Audi's unique eye-and-cott day is even fiercer because it is angled than before, and its side character line, which divides into two stems, also boasts a unique presence. The S line extracurricular package is also basic. However, 18-inch wheels and thick flat tire break the mountain.
The room is filled with the future proposed by Audi Two touch screens were placed in the center fascia, while the instrument panel planted "Audi Virchual Cooppet Plus," which is more advanced than before. Thick gear-levers and steering wheels reminiscent of aircraft also stimulate driving desire. The driver’s hot-wire function and the Ambient Light package are also included in the entry model, while the Panoramic Sunroof is also basic.In addition, the driver’s smartphone contents are available directly through the ‘Audi Smartphone Interface’. In addition, Samsung Electronics has added various specifications such as wireless charging of Smartphones and air conditioners with 4 zones. The key is touch manipulation. The display of the air conditioning system and other messy physical buttons has been swallowed. Instead, they respond with vibration and sound when pressing a screen, which makes them more intuitive. However, it is hard to expect a natural touch like a MacBook touchpad. The pressure should be high, and the "click" vibration is blunt.The new A6 boasts unusual collision safety. That’s why he received five stars from the Euro NCAP and Top Safety Pick+ from the American Highway Safety Insurance Association (IIHS). If you're thinking about the family sedan, it's very welcome news. Also, as a result of thinning the A-pillar, the surrounding field is more pleasant than expected when seated in the driver's seat.
The A6's bonnet features only one series four-cylinder 2.0-liter gasoline turbo engine. Previously, it sold front wheel rolling (FF) models, but this time, the Quattro system is basic. Combined with the 7-speed S Tronic automatic transmission, it will emit maximum power of 252 horsepower and maximum torque of 37.7 kg‧m. It takes 6.3 seconds to accelerate to 100 kilometers per hour from a standstill, which is the best in its class. It has a four-wheel drive system, but has a combined fuel economy of 11.4 km/L, superior to E 300 four-matrix (10.3 km/L), and carbon dioxide emissions of 150 g/km are more eco-friendly.What was it like on the road? Although the A6's performance was far too short for the Ort to feel, it is satisfying to feel low on the floor. Also, the Quattro system from the basic model adds much to the stability. However, the four feet are paired with an 18-inch wheel and a 225mm wide Michelin Primacy4 tire, which feels somewhat small considering the performance of the car with a 250-horsepower output.
How does it compare to the competition? The Mercedes-Benz E 300 4-Matrix will have 245mm tires on the front and rear, while the BMW 530i x-Drive will wear 245mm tires on the front and 275mm behind. Hyundai Motor’s Grandeur also uses tires ranging from 18-inch wheels to 245mm, and a 17-inch so-called "hunk" wheel will be bitten by 225mm. Of course, it's not a good idea to have a large tire width, but the ground limit is bound to be low. However, due to the short test drive, the potential of the A6 was not visible.
Audi, which had been closed for a long time. It recently announced a splendid return with Q7 and A6. However, restoring customer confidence is as important as introducing new cars. The "Livel" BMW also suffered from the 5 Series fire, but quickly recovered its credibility.