Audi's refreshed A6 range sees hybrid option cut from UK line-up, alongside styling updates and technical upgrades
Darren Moss
2 October 2014

Audi has announced a series of styling and technical upgrades for its A6 executive range. 

The updated model line-up – which also incorporates the A6 Allroad, S6 and RS6 - is available to order from this month, with prices unchanged from the current range, which starts at £30,985. The car is on display at the Paris motor show.

While a new 1.8-litre petrol option has been added to the European range, the all-TDI line-up offered in the UK has been revised with minor power upgrades and average CO2 reductions of 22 per cent. The S6 and RS6 continue to use V8 petrol options.

The A6 Hybrid, which connected a 2.0-litre TFSI petrol engine to an electric motor, has been cut from the range.

Exterior tweaks include mild revisions to the A6’s front and rear bumpers, as well as updated headlight clusters at the front and rear and the latest iteration of Audi’s corporate grille. LED and Matrix LED lights are also now available as options.

Two new colours are available for the car’s interior, which also now features an updated version of Audi’s MMI infotainment system, which is displayed on an eight-inch screen. Both the basic infotainment service and air conditioning are now standard features across the range, while the interior options list has expanded to include ventilated front seats with massage function.

The A6’s suite of driver assistance systems has also grown, and now includes an upgraded adaptive cruise control service with stop and go function, while the optional night vision assist package has also been upgraded. Audi’s pre sense safety system is now standard across the range.

First deliveries of the updated A6 range are scheduled for November.

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