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Euro-Spec 2016 Audi A6 Gets New Engines, Loses CVT

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 9/4/2014 Kelly Pleskot

As part of a mid-cycle refresh, the 2016 Audi A6 will boast new fuel-efficient engines, transmissions, styling updates, and an improved infotainment system.

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A 1.8-liter TFSI makes its way to the lineup, which, along with new aluminum body components, contributes to a light curb weight of 3384 pounds. This engine, however, is not destined to make its way to the U.S. Instead, our market keeps the 2.0T, 3.0T, and 4.0T, which all come with more power. The 3.0-liter TDI clean diesel model, which is available with either 218 hp or 272 hp, has been revised. Some of the biggest thrills can be found on the high-performance S6 models, as horsepower has jumped to 450 ponies.

Audi ditches the CVT in favor of an all-new S tronic dual-clutch transmission for the upcoming year. It will be available in addition to a revised, low-friction six-speed manual or an eight-speed tiptronic reserved for diesel models.

Much more subtle changes can be seen on the exterior and cabin design. It takes a close look to notice a slightly bolder grille, new headlights, and a revised air inlet design as well as a new bumper, side sills, rear lights, and tailpipes. New exterior colors Flint Gray and Salsa Red are available on A6 and S6 models respectively. Sadly, the matrix beam lights won't make their way to the U.S. Inside, a new infotainment system has a faster processor and can be had with MMI navigation plus and MMI touch. Night vision assistant has been updated with more features. System.Xml.XmlElement© Provided by MotorTrend System.Xml.XmlElement

A new A6 allroad Quattro wagon is available globally, featuring a raised body and stainless steel underbody accents. This model comes available with four 3.0-liter V-6 engines and a standard adaptive air suspension.

Audi has not set an arrival date for the U.S. market, but global deliveries begin this fall.

Source: Audi

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