Many of the infotainment, car and climate controls are now accessed and controlled via the two touchscreens on the centre console.
FOLLOWING the introduction of the A8 limousine and A7 Sportback is the equally advanced and all-new A6 executive saloon.
On the surface, the new A6 looks sportier and more chiselled than its predecessor, and shares styling cues with the flagship A8. There are sharper crease lines and bulging rear fenders which are reminiscent of the original Quattro.
Snazzy matrix LED front and rear lights are available options. But in the context of Singapore’s well-lit streets, they would be quite irrelevant.
Emphasising the A6’s width and more planted stance is the chrome strip that extends across the rear end to “connect” the tail-lights.
There also seems to be a pair of what looks like trapezoidal tailpipes. As it turns out, these are the same faux exhaust designs on the A7 and A8. The real tailpipes are actually beneath the bumper.
Such appendages are superfluous. According to an Audi spokesperson, there were mixed views during the development stages. Nevertheless, management signed off on them. Oh well.
Overall, the new A6 is lower but not much larger than the older model. It measures 4939mm long (plus 6mm), 1886mm wide ( plus 12mm) and 1457mm tall (minus 21mm).
The wheelbase, which is 12mm longer and now measures 2924mm, is good news for rear passengers. However, the backseat’s centre occupant will still be in an awkward position, no thanks to the pronounced floor protrusion.
Boot space remains unchanged at 530 litres, but should you need more space, the 40:20:40 split-folding rear seatbacks will enhance the car’s load-hauling versatility.
The A6’s cabin can be described as a swanky and futuristic business-class space. Premium materials found inside include Valcona leather cladding, open-pore wood inlays, and aluminium trim accents.