AUDI A6 MATRIX REVIEW:

REVIEW:

Audi India launched the updated A6 Matrix last week at a starting price of Rs 49.5 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. The A6 is an important car for Audi in the growing mid-size luxury sedan segment and hence.

Audi has not restricted itself to cosmetic changes and addition of some comfort features alone. We were invited by the company to drive the extensively updated A6 Matrix in the royal city of Udaipur, also known as the city of lakes.

The new A6 Matrix isn’t a radically different-looking car than the older version, but it does manage to look different even when viewed from a distance.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Top speed-0-100 in 8.5 sec
  • `Price-49.5 lakh
  • new headlamp, which uses Matrix technology( headlamp consists of an array of LEDs with reflectors, a combination that always maintain high-beam.)
  • Gearboxes-7-speed, Automatic

  • Seating Capacity-5 seater

INTERIOR OF AUDI A6 MATRIX:

The interior of the A6 Matrix has been updated considerably and now offers a combination of new and improved safety and convenience features.The MMI infotainment system has been upgraded to its next generation and now offers a 20.32 cm colour-display along with improved user functionalities and interface

There’s a remote available at the rear to control the MMI functions, highlighting the focus on the rear-seat passenger.The rear seat itself is spacious and offers good under-thigh and back support.

Headroom is generous and one can adjust the front passenger seat form the rear to access extra legroom, which is impressive even with the front seat pulled back.

A6 Matrix
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There are new wood inlays and Milano leather upholstery, which add an extra dash of premium-ness to the cabin.

Front seats too are comfortable with good all-round support and the control layout is ergonomic. Material quality is of top order and a host of connectivity and comfort features make the cabin ideal for acting as a business centre on wheels.Safety too is impressive with eight airbags in the equipment list, two of which are rear side ones.

POWERTRIN OF AUDI A6 MATRIX:

The A6 Matrix is being offered with an updated 2 l TDI engine, which is seven per cent more powerful and five per cent more fuel-efficient. The engine now produces 190 hp and 400 Nm of torque between 1,750 to 3,000 rpm.

There’s also a new dual-clutch 7-speed S Tronic transmission on offer, making this powertrain combination the only choice for now.

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The 7-speed S Tronic transmission left us with mixed feelings, primarily due to its reluctance to downshift. The transmission has been calibrated in favour of fuel-efficiency, a trait which is quite prominent. . The unit is extremely eager to upshift at all times, which is a good thing as it helps save fuel.Audi claims an 8.4 s sprint from standstill to the ton with a terminal velocity of 232 km/h, both of which make it a quick luxury-vehicle.

ALL OVER SCORE-4.5

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