Friday, January 14, 2011

2011 NAIAS: Audi A6 & A7 Are Loaded With High Tech Features

The new Audi A6 will arrive at dealerships in early 2011 with a 300 horsepower 3.0 TFSI supercharged V6 and an optional 1,300-watt Advanced Sound System from Bang & Olufsen has 15 speakers and the Bluetooth car phone online which connects to the Internet, in partnership with Google. The MMI navigation plus has a touchpad allowing the driver to write the digits of telephone numbers and the letters of the navigation destination with a finger or scrolling lists and maps. The driver’s eyes can stay on the road because the system acknowledges every input acoustically.

The Audi A7 five-door coupe features a 204 horsepower 3.0 TDI engine as standard in a body that measures 16.31 ft. long and 6.27 ft. wide, but only 4.66 ft high.  Audi will initially offer the A7 with a choice of four V6 engines: two gasoline and two TDI units ranging in power 204 to 300 horsepower with two different transmissions depending on the engines.
All of the high tech features offered in the A6 will be on the A7 such as the radar-based distance control that accelerates the new A6 and decelerates within certain limits and active lane assist that helps the driver keep the A6 on course at speeds of 37.28 mph and above. The new parking system takes over steering from the driver when parallel parking or parking perpendicular to the road. It detects suitable spaces and automatically guides the A6 into and back out of parallel parking spaces – in several moves, if necessary. Audi also offers conventional parking assistance with and without a reversing camera. At speeds of 18.64 mph and above, Audi side assist system monitors the blind spot areas, as well as fast-approaching vehicles, at a range of about 150 ft. to the rear of the car.

An S line sport package is also available. The A6 won the EyesOn Design Award in Detroit and will  impress everyone who sees it. Two more winners from Audi!