2021 Audi A6 Comes Model – 2021 Audi A6 Comes
This one’s for the ages. The cars actuality are two of three entrants in a affluence car action that has raged on for decades. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Audi A6, with the BMW 5 Series accept anniversary been cornerstones in how we apperceive their corresponding brands.
This competitiveness doesn’t assume to accept below alike in the accepted accompaniment of the auto industry. SUVs and EVs ability be the banderole grabbers now but the affluence auto still has absolutely some activity larboard in it. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class LWB is affidavit of this. It’s the bigger affairs affluence car in India now. So there is no bigger analysis than this for the absolutely new Audi A6, apparent actuality in its 45 TFSI petrol guise. Audi has absitively its approaching in India rests on petrol and electrified vehicles, appropriately our accommodation to pit the petrol E 200 adjoin its newest offering.
Both the E-Class and A6 accept an chaste attending to them but still administer to aback a faculty of sophistication. The A6 is now 7mm longer, 2mm taller and 12mm added than before. This helps it adapt the archetypal cab-rearward auto attending in a new way. There is added aggressiveness all-embracing acknowledgment to this but in accurate Audi fashion, this is never brash. The few ambit on the bodywork accentuate this faculty while the aciculate arch and appendage lamps serve as a added admonition of this car’s new-age abstruse vibe.
The E-Class is added old-school and gives off a added stately, limo-like feel. This is mainly acknowledgment to its acutely continued rear section. In this, it’s actual acceptable at replicating what the S-Class does. Its bodywork is added shapely, which helps with this faculty alike more. The E-Class is additionally actual aseptic in how it uses chrome, there’s aloof abundant to brighten things up. There’s added of it in the Audi but the analysis is actual smart, abnormally on the grille and in the rear section. Ultimately, as a absorption of the money you’ve spent to own these, both do a acceptable job.
If you had any doubts that the E 200 could argue buyers it was a mini S-Class, one attending central dispels that thought. The across-the-board birr design, the widescreen cockpit, the buttons and the layout, all assume like they appear from the Mercedes flagship. Mercedes manages to use the aforementioned basal elements to actualize a altered ambient in anniversary of its models, the E-Class is no different. Abundant of this acumen comes from how well-finished aggregate is. The A6 and E-Class are appropriately able-bodied congenital but the abstracts and accomplishment in the E-Class is acutely plusher. There assume to be no adamantine plastics anywhere in the vicinity, clashing the ones you acquisition in the A6’s aperture handles and footwells.
All of the added 140mm of the LWB E-Class’ 3,079mm wheelbase has gone into the rear commuter area and Mercedes has acclimated this to actualize an impressively adequate space. The seats themselves are softer, beyond and added admiring than the Audi, abnormally at the back. Adding to this, these can additionally be reclined, which agency cartage can be apprenticed about actual comfortably. It additionally trumps the new Audi in agreement of appearance for the rear passengers. You get a dual-pane sunroof, a rear-touch ascendancy panel, and anniversary commuter has alone controls for all the sun-blinds at the back. The anamnesis action and ascendancy of the advanced commuter bench are added baby but appropriate touches. There’s wireless charging for both, but in the Mercedes, it’s placed at the back. The Audi alone gets a single-pane sunroof but adds ability council cavalcade and four-zone altitude control.
Improvements accept been fabricated to the A6’s rear basement too. The rear commuter area is best by 12mm. This is absolutely axiomatic in how abundant legroom there is but this amplitude still can’t bout the E-Class’ lavishness. This is because the seats themselves could accept done with a bit added under-thigh support, a recline action is additionally a big miss.
That’s not to say that the A6 feels basic. It’s still a arresting abode to absorb time in, accent by the new ample bifold haptic-feedback screens. The new affair uses collapsed surfaces, which afresh assume to band on to actualize a clean, techy vibe on the inside. Best concrete controls accept been done abroad with afar from the ones for the drive baddest program, aggregate ascendancy and some added functions. The 10.1-inch infotainment awning controls best functions and has beneath of a acquirements ambit than Mercedes’ system. There are beneath sub-menus and best functions are presented on the home screen. The lower 8.4-inch assemblage controls the altitude settings and some functions like the parking sensors and lane abandonment admonishing systems. The Virtual Cockpit apparatus array continues to be brittle and accessible to use, acutely packing in alike added clear advice than before. On the move, the Mercedes’ functions assume easier to ascendancy accustomed the abounding concrete redundancies. The haptic-feedback buttons in the Audi assume to crave added absorption to annals an input.
With the A6, Audi is currently alms a audible BSVI adjustable 2.0-litre petrol motor with 245PS and 370Nm. This makes for a active 0 to 100kmph time of 6.9s. But what isn’t apparent in these numbers is how aesthetic this motor is. It’s calmly the chic leader, with no agent babble seeping into the berth alike about 3,500rpm. The Audi A6 is additionally above at authoritative wind and tyre noise. There are no devious accordance acquainted through the council caster or the footwell, which the E 200 is sometimes accusable of. The Mercedes’ agent is additionally absolutely aural over the 2,000rpm mark.
The E 200 additionally gets a 2.0-litre petrol but makes 197PS and 300Nm, accepting from 0 to 100kmph in 8.4s. But don’t abatement it aloof yet. In slow-speed, stop-go traffic, the E-Class is as able as the A6 in metering out ability and befitting the agent on the boil. The engine’s abounding assets of torque is accessible in best low-speed situations in both cars. The A6 aloof makes this added axiomatic accustomed the added powerband. The E-Class against has a abstinent acknowledgment that builds the added you rev it.
The cogs in the E-Class’ 9-speed torque advocate are added attuned to burghal driving, allowance it bout the A6’s in-gear dispatch times. The Audi gets a 7-speed dual-clutch. In burghal conditions, both units assignment silently and after any intrusions, the Audi a bit added seamlessly.
Out on the highway, in accepted operation, Audi’s beyond outputs put it at an advantage again. At triple-digit speeds, there’s added alacrity in the Audi and fast overtakes are calmly dealt with. The Audi DCT’s inherent architecture agency that it takes a blow added time to bead bottomward to the optimum accessory for an overtake. The E-Class’ auto is hardly added acknowledging during passes but the engine’s lower outputs beggarly architecture speeds about the three-digit mark takes added effort.
Comfort is the name of the bold for the E-Class. It’s awfully adjustable over our inconsistent surfaces. At low speeds, it’ll absorb up aggregate from baby scars to bigger craters after abundant of it clarification in the cabin. You ability apprehend some of the bigger bumps, but there’s no acknowledgment in agreement of anatomy movement. This alone improves as speeds build, with the Mercedes wafting forth over everything. Some of the bigger cuts ability blow the abeyance at acceleration but the berth stays mostly undisturbed.
For the A6, the keyword is balance. It does about aggregate that the E-Class does appropriately well. It’s aloof that a bit added of it is apparent to occupants. Over an continued bad patch, the abeyance seems to backlash a bit quickly, causing a animated sensation. It’s not afflictive but that acute faculty of isolation, abnormally at the rear, is missing. This is a admirable accomplishment by both cars accustomed that they don’t get air-suspension in these versions. We begin these systems bigger than some of the air-springs these carmakers put in their higher-end products.
The Audi has a audible bend back apprenticed hard. It feels ablaze and agile, axis in agilely and captivation its band after any drama. It additionally stays collapsed over accelerated across-the-board curves, with no abrupt anatomy movements. Actuality the E’s beyond ambit and comfort-bias are best visible. In a beeline band or beneath advancing manoeuvres, these factors are not as evident. But quick inputs accompany some lean, and a faculty that the rear-section is afterward the band of the advanced wheels, rather than actuality one with it. Having said that, this is not disconcerting, and the Mercedes sticks to its band unless acerb provoked.
The E 200’s council accoutrement balances this benevolence to some extent. There is a nice backpack to it which brings added attention to proceedings. The Audi’s council is ablaze and accessible at burghal speeds but adds weight as speeds build. We would accept admired this aftereffect to be a bit more, there is an basal animation at accelerated that robs it of a faculty bit of precision. Both get drive modes that adapt council feel, about-face credibility for the gearbox and burke maps. We admired the Auto ambience in the Audi Drive Select. It changes settings on the move artlessly to bout active inputs.
You’re appealing safe in both, the E 200 gets seven airbags while the A6 gets eight. The Mercedes additionally gets a anchor abetment arrangement that preps the brakes for abounding burden in apprehension of an obstacle. Further, the E 200 additionally gets soft-close doors. Conversely, the A6 gives you lane abandonment admonishing as standard. This seemed like one of the added automatic systems around, absolutely acceptable at acrimonious out our aberrant lane markings.
The E 200 costs `71.94 lakh in its top Exclusive trim apparent here, a `1.63 lakh exceptional over the Audi A6 45 TFSI Technology’s 70.31 lakh. This seems justified accustomed the E-Class’ beyond brand and added conveniences. You can get bottom variants of both, starting at `67.28 lakh for the E 200 and `64.42 lakh for the A6, but they absence the added affluence caliber of these cars. The added amount of the top-spec cars is additionally article that you can balance with some acute financing. Both additionally appear with abundant aliment bales and buy-back options, so active with them will acceptable be hassle-free.
As for which one is better, it depends on what you apprehend from your exceptional sedan. If you get apprenticed about a lot and appetite a cosseting, ambulatory abode to absorb time in while on the move, the E-Class is the one for you. No questions asked. Actual few cars, if any, beneath the Rs 1 crore mark bout its rear-seat experience. The A6 brings added adequation to the mix. It ability not be as indulgent absolute but seems to accommodate for both the disciplinarian and commuter in an according vein. It’s got a quieter, added able drivetrain than the Mercedes and comes with a activating accoutrement that can be both adequate and adorable back needed. It gives you the affluence to choose, and will appropriately about-face from a calm affluence car to a fun auto that brand actuality apprenticed adamantine whenever you appetite it to. This duality makes it feel added complete and aloof helps bend out the E 200 here.
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