Audi A6 range updated with styling, tech and spec tweaks

Audi A6 facelift
4 Sep, 2014 11:50am Tom Goodlad

Audi has freshened up its popular A6 executive saloon with a mid-life facelift

The Audi A6 has been given a mid-life refresh, with tweaks to the exterior, engine line-up, transmissions and infotainment system. The updates to the core of Audi's executive saloon line-up also apply to the A6 Allroad, S6 and RS6 models in both saloon and Avant body styles. 

Included in the changes to the exterior are a redesigned Audi signature single-frame grille, new headlights, tweaked bumpers (both front and rear) new tailpipes and alterations to the rear lights. Audi's latest LED and Matrix LED technology will be available from the options list to spruce up the headlights - which are now combined with dynamic indicators. 

On the inside, little has changed aside from an updated infotainment system. The navigation system with retractable eight-inch monitor is now based on new technology from Audi's partner Nvidia. Through this, online services including media streaming apps can be used. New colours for the interior are available, too - Flint Grey for standard A6 models and Salsa Red for the S6. 

Audi is making a range of driver assistance systems available on the updated A6, with adaptive cruise control with a stop and go function part of this. There's also Audi side assist, active lane assist, night vision assistant with added functions, and the Audi Pre Sense basic safety system is now standard across the range. An optional head up display is available to display this important information on. 

In terms of engines, the existing UK all-TDI diesel engine range will be carried over - consisting of four and six-cylinder single turbo diesels and a V6 BiTDI, with power increases and efficiency improvements in most cases. The hybrid will no longer be offered in the UK, and the A6 Allroad will continue to feature the current crop of V6 TDIs. The S6, S6 Avant and RS6 still use V8 petrols with cylinder-on-demand technology. 

Prices are expected to remain at current levels, so the A6 saloon will start from just under £31,000 for the saloon and you'll pay around £2,000 more for the A6 Avant. Deliveries will begin late 2014.

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