ECONOMIC: New Audi A6 Ultra targets fleets
Audi are kicking off their new ‘Ultra’ model range with the A6, it has been revealed.
Priced from £32,515, the more powerful, Euro VI-compliant A6 TDI Ultra cuts CO2 by up to 14% compared to the normal model, with economy boosted to 64.2mpg.
It is available in Saloon and Avant forms with no specification restrictions, with first UK deliveries expected in March.
The A6 Ultra is paired with a seven-speed S Tronic twin-clutch at launch, with a manual gearbox to follow, and achieves 0-62mph in 8.2seconds.
BIK rate is down to 17%, from 21%, while CO2 emissions are down to 114g/km – highlighting Audi’s focus on boosting their company car viability.
Prof Dr Ulrich Hackenberg, Board Member for Development at Audi, said: “[The A6 Ultra offers] the latest TDI technology, ultra-efficient transmissions, advanced exhaust aftertreatment – customers will hardly see anything, but they’ll notice the effects of powerful acceleration and, thanks to extremely low fuel consumption, when paying at the gas station.
“The Audi Ultra models score points with big advantages for everyday operation – just what customers appreciate.”
Power for the Saloon and Avant-based A6 TDI Ultra variants is provided by a new 2.0litre diesel engine that supersedes the existing 177PS unit.
Power increases to 190PS and torque from 380Nm to 400Nm, the latter available over a wider spread from 1,750 to 3,000rpm.
The unit can be paired with SE, S line and Black Edition specifications, with leather upholstery, MMI Radio Plus, DAB digital radio, satellite navigation and cruise control as standard.
Later this year, the new A6 2.0litre TDI Ultra will be followed by Ultra versions of the A4, A5 Coupe and A5 Sportback.