Previously an optional extra for the rear lights in A6 Saloon and Avant models, LED lighting technology becomes a standard feature in both body styles, and in conjunction with xenon bulbs is also employed – in trademark Audi strip format – in the headlamp units of S line versions as standard. Positioned at the base of the lens, rather than separately lower down in the bumper as in the S6, these distinctive lights are exclusive to A6 S line models and to the RS 6.
The performance oriented S line specification continues to be complemented by the more comfort-biased SE option in the UK line-up, but in this new generation range is also joined by a standard trim level available exclusively for four-cylinder models.
The impressive sense of space and quality and the general layout of the much praised cabin will be familiar from the outgoing A6, but it is embellished here by enhancements including higher resolution graphics for the instrument panel, new upholstery materials and additional chrome detailing.
Audi A6 MMI - Multi Media Interface
The much praised Multi Media Interface (MMI) infotainment control system also continues, but has evolved considerably for the new A6 range to include new, even more intuitive ‘joystick’ control and the very latest Navigation plus system sourcing its high-tech 3D mapping from a 40GB hard drive which can also store MP3s and up to 2,000 addresses. The options list also now includes useful new features such as the Audi side assist blindspot warning system, Audi lane assist lane departure warning system and radar assisted adaptive cruise control.Published 12 August 2008