The A6 is known to be a luxury sedan that offers premium materials and a set of modern tech. Read below what improvements are offered by the 2023 Audi A6.
The production lineup of the luxury automaker Audi is quite broad, and the A6 sits in the middle of it, just under the top-range A8 but beyond the A3 and A4. Following the Audi tradition, it serves such a classic elegant appealing material-wise and extremely comfortable driving experience. This time around, the 2023 Audi A6 will arrive by bringing a set of upgrades that increase its modern characteristic.
The A6 Engine and Fuel Economy
The A6 is an upscale car manufactured by Audi, a luxury automobile manufacturer in German. Being released initially as the replacement for the Audi 100, the car is offered in both sedan and station wagon variants. It is currently in its 5th generation.
The Audi A6 shares the same platform as its high-performance counterpart, the S6. Both are available in the manufacturer’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system as standard, even though the S6 is designed to serve more powerful performance. That being said, both are built using similar design language and whichever one is chosen, the buyers will be able to enjoy a premium driving and riding experience.
There are two types of powertrains offered by the luxury mid-size sedan A6: a 2L 4-cylinder engine with 261 horsepower output and a 3L V6 engine that puts out 335 horsepower. The 4-cylinder powertrain is combined with 12-volt hybrid technology, while the V6 one receives a 48-volt alternator. Either way, both deliver enough power for comfortable city driving without unnecessary strain.
The EPA’s fuel economy estimation for the A6 comes at a decent rating. The 4-cylinder-powered model is rated at 32 mpg on the highway. Choosing the stronger V6-equipped A6 units won’t require the owner to sacrifice much efficiency, as it receives only three figures lower rating than the 4-cylinder version.
On the other hand, the performance-focused counterpart of the A6, the Audi S6, is powered by a 2.9L twin-turbocharged engine combined with a 48V mild hybrid system. This setup combination is capable to deliver a whopping 444 horsepower output. Similarly, the S6 is available in the standard Quattro all-wheel-drive system, although unlike the 7-speed automatic transmission given to the A6, it receives an 8-speed automatic transmission instead. The Audi S6 earned 18/28 mpg city/highway fuel economy estimation ratings from the EPA.
Upgraded Features of the 2023 Audi A6
The 2023 Audi A6 is claimed by the manufacturer to exhibit improved leverage and better dynamic compared to the previous model year. Despite this fancily worded statement, the mid-size upscale sedan essentially remains the same for the 2023 model year as it will carry the same powertrain, styling, and chasing tuning.
The fact that it is going to be a carryover model is not bad at all, especially when it comes to the interior area. The A6 inside part is designed to be visually pleasing with all clean lines, modern touches, and high-quality materials. The seats and armrest are covered by soft leather wraps, while the door and dash are adorned by post-looking wooden material and metal trim with nickel finishing. Most of the secondary controls of this car such as driving mode, climate control, and more are managed through a significant-sized touch panel located below the primary infotainment screen.
Now, let’s move into the minor improvements acquired by the 2023 Audi A6. The upcoming batch of the turbocharged 45 and 55 variants receive driver assistance features as standard. Adaptive cruise assists with lane guidance are now added to the Convenience package that’s reserved for the Premium trim level. Meanwhile, the fully-loaded Prestige trim models gain the Remote Park Assist Plus feature across the variants. The all-road version of A6 along with the RS6 Wagon earns a dark-colored Dinamica headliner for their Prestige trims.
A Premium trim is now available for the performance counterpart of the A6, the Audi S6, whereas it was only available in Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trim grades last year. The option of the Convenience package is offered as well. The Premium Plus trim of the Audi S6 also acquires new LED interior lighting, leather-wrapped console, armrests, and dash, heated back-row seats, and a whole feature of the Driver Assistance suite.
Potential Release Date and Price Range
The precise release dates of the 2023 Audi A6 are yet to be announced, but most predict it will arrive by the last quarter of 2022 or the first quarter of the 2023 calendar year. The pricing range of the upcoming A6 begins at almost $56,000 for the base level to over $116,000 for the highest-spec of across the variants.