Audi has been on a roll lately, redesigning lots of its bigger cars. We got up close and personal with the latest one at the 2018 New York International Auto Show: the all-new 2019 A6. Audi’s been a brand that seldom does zany and wild redesigns; a lot of its cars look similar to previous generations, and that remains the case with the A6.
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Overall, the A6 is thematically similar to the prior generation and dimensions aren’t much different, either. The grille is large and stretches from the bottom of the car all the way up to the hood. The headlights have a technical look with new LED pipes that run concentrically toward the top of the headlight. Another visual cue for the 2019 A6 is the taillights, which also have LED pipes like the headlights; these pipes are vertically aligned and extend toward the center of the car. Unlike the redesigned A7 or A8, however, the taillights don’t run all the way across the rear of the A6.
If you’ve seen the inside of the new A7 or A8, you’ll notice plenty of similarities here with the new A6. There’s a little bit more of a stacked dashboard featuring an outcropping that extends out versus a more flush surface in the A8.
There are still two screens in the center console, with an 8.8-inch lower display and a standard 8.8-inch or optional 10.3-inch upper display. The screens include haptic feedback and tiling to display shortcuts and move those shortcuts around, including between screens. If you’re looking for physical controls for climate control, however, you’re out of luck.
Check out the video above for the rest of my thoughts on the new A6 before the redesigned version goes on sale this fall.
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