posted 5 years ago

New Audi A6 TDI is ‘ultra ‘efficient

Co2 Emissions of just 114g/km

The new Audi A6 2.0 TDI ‘ultra’ is the first in a new range of models targeting class leading efficiency returning a fantastic 64.2mpg with Co2 emissions of just 114g/km.

Audi Board Member for Development, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg said “the latest TDI technology, ultra-efficient transmissions, advanced exhaust aftertreatment, customers will hardly see anything, but they’ll notice the effects of powerful acceleration and thanks to extremely low fuel consumption, when paying at the gas station. The Audi ultra models score points with big advantages for everyday operation, just what customers appreciate.”

Subtle ‘ultra’ badging at the rear will mark out the most efficiency-focused A6 models, all of which will share the core A6 specification common to the range as a whole. This includes full leather upholstery, the MMI Radio Plus with 6.5-inch retractable colour display and DAB digital radio, SD card-based satellite navigation, light and rain sensors, cruise control, keyless go and the Audi parking system plus with acoustic and visual guidance.

Power for the new Saloon and Avant-based A6 TDI ultra variants is provided by a new 2.0-litre diesel engine that supersedes the existing 177PS unit and complies with forthcoming EU6 emissions regulations. Power increases to 190PS and torque from 380Nm to 400Nm, the latter available over a wider spread from 1,750 to 3,000rpm. At launch in the UK the new unit is linked exclusively to a completely redesigned seven-speed S tronic twin-clutch transmission, which replaces the eight-speed multitronic CVT in four-cylinder models. Advances in the new transmission include further minimised internal friction, highly efficient oil supply and a centrifugal pendulum-type absorber that counteracts undesirable vibrations and allows low-noise driving at very low engine speeds. Later in 2014, manual transmission versions will also become available.

Like all A6 engines the new 190PS 2.0 TDI ultra unit can be paired with SE, S line and Black Edition specification, meaning its improved performance can be enjoyed along with alloy wheels of up to 20 inches in diameter, with the popular S line body styling additions and with every other infotainment feature, driver aid and comfort-enhancing option available for the rest of the range.  

The new  Audi A6 ultra is available to order from this week priced from £32,515 OTR, later this year the new A6 2.0 TDI ultra will be followed in the UK by ultra versions of the A4, A5 Coupé and A5 Sportback with CO2 emissions of as little as 104g/km.