Audi is set to have a really busy 2019 with complete overhauls, facelifts, new coupes and crossovers, new sports automobiles, new performance cars, new hybrid alternatives, electric cars and generally new technologies that are sure to excite users.
2019 Audi A6
The Audi A6 is the fifth generation of its kind with new designs from its prior generations being featured. There are obviously styling elements that are retained as carryover but that does not change the fact updates and fresh new design cues have been made.
It features a unique front and rear end with restyled LED piping lighting at both ends and with a salient curved roofline. When it comes to the engine performance, it has a 3.0L turbocharged V6 engine that can produce up to 340 horsepower with 369 pound-feet of torque which is paired with 7-speed double-clutch automatic transmission unit. The 2019 Audi A6 will go on sale in the United States soon for a base price of $58,900 (plus $995 destination for all models) for the Premium trim. Jumping to the Premium Plus grade takes the figure to $62,700, and the range-topping Prestige trim is $67,100
2019 Audi A8
The Audi A8 has been described by experts as the most technologically advanced automobile in the world featuring ultra-luxurious, ultra-spacious and ultra-intelligent capabilities set to take over the market by storm. It has a standard 3.0L turbocharged V6 engine with a horsepower of 340 and paired with paddle shifters of an 8-speed automatic transmission. It is fitted with level III autonomous capabilities that will enable cruise control at speeds of up to 37 mph and a self-parking pilot, garage pilot, preview function and a traffic jam pilot. Prices start at $83,800.
Inspired by the design of a spacious, versatile family wagon, but sleeker and sharper dimensions give it a sportier stance. For the finishing touch, whopper 21-inch alloys fill the wheel arches and make the body appear smaller that it is. The smaller body doesn’t come at the cost of interior space, with luxurious seating and ample head and leg room. The all-digital centre stack dash offers a 10.1 inch touchscreen for infotainment and an additional 8.3 inch screen for vehicle settings, heating and cooling. The entry-level Premium trim starts at $67,400, and the maximum cost, Prestige, costs $76,550. All prices are excluding the $995 destination charge.
Audi is launching a new second generation Q3 in time for the 2019 new car season. The new Q3 offers trendier looks, several engine and platform updates and a larger, more advanced cabin. All Q3s have digital instruments as standard, but the Audi Virtual cockpit boasts a 12.3-inch main screen and a 10.1-inch touch display atop the interior’s center stack. When using navigation, you can have the large map appear on the Q3’s big screen directly in front of you, while your audio info is displayed on the smaller center screen. The air conditioning and heater are controlled via manual switches and knobs on a handsome panel below the center screen. Costs are currently unknown.
Sized roughly between the Audi Q5 and Q7, the e-Tron Quattro measures 4.9 metres long with a boot capacity of 660 litres. It will only be offered with five seats but because there is no transmission tunnel, the rear floor is flat, so rear passengers should have plenty of legroom. It takes 5.7 seconds to go from 0-100km/h, and it tops out at 200km/h. Audi is finally getting serious about electric cars, and this is a phenomenal start. Costs start at $74,800.