Image comparison: New Audi A6 2018 against the BMW 5 series G30

At the Geneva auto salon, one of the main opponents of the BMW 5-series G30 will be celebrating with the new Audi A6 2018 its world premiere, and already there are the first photos and technical Details to the upper class-sedan from Ingolstadt. We take advantage of the opportunity immediately available for a first image in comparison with the since one year available BMW 5 series G30. Both models are equipped with the optional sport package, and therefore a little more dynamic than the series vehicles: The Audi A6 2018 starts with S-line in the comparison, the 5-series with M Sport package.

With an exterior length of just 4,94 meters of the Audi A6, 2018 and provides, almost to the mm the same length as the BMW 5-series G30, the wheelbase is around 2.92 meters but five inches shorter than the players from Munich. Manageable, but the differences are also in the other dimensions, because the new A6 is about two inches shallower, and at the same time, almost two inches wider than the 5 – differences that are likely to be visible to the naked eye at the most in direct comparison to recognize.

Image comparison: New Audi A6 2018 hits BMW 5-series G30

Technically, the new Audi is based of the A6, as expected, close to the big brothers A8 and A7. All of the engines are electrified referred to as a Mild Hybrid and are, by belt-driven Starter Generator (RSG) and a small Lithium-ion battery, gently. The technology allows the A6 to C8, an efficient sailing between 55 and 160 km/h as well as an earlier turning Off the engine in stop-Start situations. Audi promises that a total of up to 0.7 litres of fuel on 100 kilometers to save.

At market launch, only a 3.0 TFSI V6 petrol engine with 340 HP and a 3.0 TDI V6 Diesel with 286 HP. Both models are equipped as standard with the quattro all wheel drive, weaker and more efficient versions with front-wheel drive will follow later. While the new A6 3.0 TDI comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission and self-locking center differential, the A6 3.0 TFSI with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. With the latter, the ultra called the quattro variant is connected, the drives in the normal case, only the front wheels and the rear wheels only when needed.

Just like the current BMW 5-series and its predecessor, the Audi A6 is now available with optional all-wheel steering available. Revised suspension made of aluminum to provide improved ride and noise comfort, optional the air suspension adaptive air suspension is available. It is believed the Audi press release, the new A6, a total of “agile as a sports car” and at the same time, “agile as a compact model”.

The proximity to the A8 and A7 is also in the interior is overwhelming. Two large touch-screen display with 10.1 and 8.6 inch diagonal screen dominating the centre console, behind the Wheel of another 12.3-inch Display is placed in the Form of the Virtual Cockpit. Add to that a Head-Up Display, which projects important information into the direct field of view of the driver. Similar to the current BMW iDrive with Live tiles and the MMI touch response is called the Infotainment System of the Audi A6 is customizable, the Position of individual functions and Displays can be changed within certain limits.

Also no nakedness in the Audi A6 are the assistance systems. The 5-opponent supports the driver when Parking, in city traffic and on country roads and highways in a comprehensive manner. In addition to a maximum of five radar sensors, five cameras, and twelve ultrasonic Sensors, a laser scanner can optionally be used to monitor the environment of the vehicle. The Adaptive driving assistant can not only regulate the speed, but with slight steering interventions also help you Keep track.

As the Design of the two Bavaria, our picture-comparison:

(Photos: Audi / BMW)

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