Audi is all set to launch the new generation of the A6 in India and yes the date is set for October 24, when we get to know the price of the car. This is the 8th generation of the model that's coming to India and it might be a little late to the party but with the extensive changes inside and out, there are a lot of expectations from the car. On the outside, the new Audi A6 gets major design and styling updates, with the exterior inspired by the new A7 and A8. That is evident in the single-frame hexagonal grille, flanked by a set of sharp-looking LED headlamps with LED daytime running lamps as well. The front bumper becomes beefier and gets subtle chrome detailing as well, making the car look more elegant and classier than before. There is no long wheelbase version that's coming to India and the new-gen will come with the standard wheelbase only.
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The new generation Audi A6 will be available only with the petrol engine at the time of launch
The cabin will see a black panel design with a cool lounge setting kind of a design. There is a new MMI touchscreen in the middle and a 12.3-inch virtual cockpit behind the steering wheel. Audi will also be offering MMI Navigation Plus which will have even more options on the A6. The new-gen Audi A6 gets about 37 driver assistance systems which have been bundled into three packages which are the park assist, city assist and tour assist. All three packages have different driver assistance systems on offer but it remains to be seen as to which packages will be available to customers in India.
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It's all about comfort this time around and the A6 will want to up that game. As far as the engine goes, the new-gen Audi A6 will come with a 2-litre petrol engine which will be BS6 compliant. In fact, the car will churn out more that 240 bhp and will develop 370 Nm of torque. Audi will launch the A6 in India with just one engine and that's petrol. This strategy is in line with the company wanting to bring in more petrol-powered cars to the country. There will be a 7-speed dual clutch transmission on offer with this engine and power will be sent to all four wheels thanks to the quattro all-wheel drive system.
The new-gen Audi A6 will go up against the likes of the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and even the Jaguar XF and we expect prices to be in the range of ₹ 50 lakh