Ar­riv­ing soon, in en­ergy-ef­fi­cient style

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - CLAS­SI­FIED -

THE re­lent­less pur­suit of ef­fi­ciency gains by Audi engi­neers has led to the in­clu­sion of an even more fru­gal ver­sion of the crit­i­cally ac­claimed A6 ul­tra ex­ec­u­tive saloon in the new range that is now avail­able for UK or­der­ing.

Priced from £31,955 OTR in Saloon form or £33,955 as an Avant, the lat­est ul­tra model ex­tracts even more mileage out of each gal­lon than its re­cently in­tro­duced pre­de­ces­sor, emits as lit­tle as 109g/km of CO2 and doesn’t ask driv­ers to forego at­trac­tions like the S line sports spec­i­fi­ca­tion in re­turn.

The even more fuel-spar­ing mod­els join a line-up which has been bol­stered by styling re­vi­sions, up­graded light­ing op­tions, a new in­fo­tain­ment sys­tem and new trans­mis­sions.

Like all other A6 and A6 all­road vari­ants they are open for order now and will reach their first UK own­ers in De­cem­ber.

High per­for­mance S6, S6 Avant and RS 6 Avant mod­els will fol­low shortly af­ter­wards.

Al­ready an ef­fi­ciency cham­pion with the po­ten­tial for up to 64.2mpg and low emis­sions of just 114g/km, the A6 2.0 TDI ul­tra Saloon with S tronic twin-clutch trans­mis­sion has now in­creased its range to 67.3mpg and cut its emis­sions to 109g/km in SE form with 17-inch al­loy wheels. With the S line spec­i­fi­ca­tion, in­clud­ing 18-inch al­loy wheels, its econ­omy ca­pa­bil­ity re­mains un­changed and its emis­sions in­crease only very slightly to 110g/km.

This is good news for busi­ness users, par­tic­u­larly those in the mar­ket for the TDI ul­tra in SE form with S tronic trans­mis­sion, which ben­e­fits from a BIK rate change from 18 per cent to 17 per cent, equat­ing to a li­a­bil­ity for a 40 per cent tax payer of £2,273 in the first year.

Man­ual trans­mis­sion mod­els with their re­duced 113g/km out­put and 65.7mpg econ­omy are only just above at 18 per cent.

This step for­ward from an al­ready im­pres­sive start­ing point also moves both ul­tra ver­sions of the new A6 Saloon from VED band C to band B, al­low­ing own­ers to ben­e­fit from free road fund li­cens­ing in the first year of own­er­ship and a £10 an­nual sav­ing there­after over the out­go­ing model at just £20 per year.

In the Avant ver­sions of the TDI ul­tra SE, the up­lift in ef­fi­ciency has re­sulted in an im­proved CO2 fig­ure of 114g/km for S tronic ver­sions, equat­ing to a com­bined fuel econ­omy fig­ure of 61.4mpg, or 118g/km and 60.1mpg for ver­sions equipped with man­ual trans­mis­sion.

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