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The redesigned midsized 2019 Audi A6 sedan is the German automaker’s latest entry in a competitive segment. The new Audi A6 offers impressive composure along with excellent performance and is among the best in its class. This luxury sport sedan provides a excellent balance of style, comfort, roominess, power, great handling and an enjoyable ride. Plus, it features advanced infotainment technology that’s easy to use and a powerful turbocharged V6 engine that delivers immediate power.

A Sleeker Exterior

The eight generation Audi A6 has a new, sleeker exterior. Built on an all-new platform, it’s slightly larger and features a version of Audi’s signature ‘Singleframe’
grille that’s lower and stretched and makes the 2019 A6 look wider and sportier. The vehicle’s headlights include a top-of-the-line HD Matrix LED. There’s sharply creased side sculpting, a chrome-trimmed, sculpted rear and distinctive, geometric LED taillights and 19-inch wheels. Both 20-inch and 21-inch wheels are available options

Impressive Interior

The cabin of the 2019 Audi A6 is roomy, luxurious, quiet and comfortable. Its center and multifunctional screens have a wide array of different options, modes, settings and advanced controls in the instrument cluster that are easy to use. There’s also a wireless charging pad along with two USB outlets under the center armrest. The weight and feedback of the steering wheel is satisfying. The seats in the A6 have a variety of adjustments and excellent support. They are perfect whether you’re taking a short trip or a long journey. Folding down the back seat adds to the large cargo space the nicely finished, square-shaped trunk provides and makes it possible to accommodates longer items.

A Unique Powertrain

The all-wheel drive 2019 Audi A8 is powered by a smooth, strong 3.0-liter 335 horsepower turbocharged six-cylinder engine. It works in concert with a dual-clutch seven-speed automatic transmission. It also has a new 48-volt mild-hybrid setup which uses a large battery. It reduces the power demands the vehicle makes on the engine. When the driver engages the engine’s stop/start mode, the battery keeps the accessories running. The 2019 Audi A6 gets an Environmental Protection Agency rated combined 25 mpg in city and highway driving. The light-hybrid system helps to boost the vehicle’s fuel efficiency.

Standard And Optional Safety Equipment

Standard safety equipment on the 2019 Audi A6 includes forward collision warning, low-speed automatic emergency braking and blind spot warning on some trims. Buyers can also get additional equipment and features by opting for the driver assistance package. That adds Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise Assist, Intersection Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition, Rear Cross Traffic Assist, Vehicle Exit Warning and Audi Pre Sense City.

Superior Performance

Whether you are in the city, winding country roads or on the open highway, the 2019 Audi A6 sedan is fun to drive. No matter the condition of the pavement, the new A6 delivers a composed driving experience. Adding the optional Sport Package, Driver Assistance Package, Cold Weather Package or Prestige Package can all make driving the new Audi A6 even more enjoyable. To see how an Audi can work for you, take one for a test drive at Audi of Tucson.

Audi has begun to partner with Disney to create virtual reality entertainment for automobile passengers. That collaboration can transform every car ride into an adventure. Recently at the CES, the German automobile manufacturer was working with Disney Games and Interactive Experiences to demonstrate how virtual reality games can make riding in the back seat the most fun place to be, especially on long road trips. At CES passengers used virtual reality headsets to fire lasers at drones and asteroids and be guided around by Marvel’s Rocket Raccoon as they fly through space.

An Amazing Experience

With the virtual reality headset on the automobile becomes a rocket ship that matches every move the vehicle makes. If the vehicle turns or stops, so does the rocket ship. Iron Man flies along right next to the automobile. This experience is more than just grabbing a headset and watching a game. The VR system creates an alternate reality based in the real world. The car is transformed into a space ship. Currently the VR game is targeted to young children stuck in the back seat. However, it has potential for use with ride-hailing riders as well as the passengers in autonomous vehicles in the future.

A New Startup

A demo video was shown at the CES that had passengers getting points each time the vehicle came to a stop sign and pedestrians crossed in front of it. They were real pedestrians, but the AR/VR world transformed them into cute chicks. It takes gaming to a new level where it can be used to create immersive movies or relaxation experiences where people are floating in the clouds. Audi announced it created a new startup called Holoride as part of their investment in building a Disney-like in-car VR experience to use in their automobiles.

Developing A New Open Platform

Audi is developing an open platform in order to build more in-car VR games and experiences. Nils Wollny, future CEO of Holoride, explained the VR games transform the streets into a canvas. The company will launch in February and within 36 months they plan to make immersive VR movies, games and experiences available to passengers. Audi used an Oculus Rift headset in their new all-electric e-tron SUV to demonstrate an available-only-at-CES space game called Marvel Avengers: Rocket’s Rescue Run. Mike Goslin, Disney’s lead for advanced development explained that the game turns the car into your space ship.

Hours Of Backseat Fun

People get so immersed in their space adventures and other games, hours fly by with them thoroughly entertained. Representatives from Audi explain by matching the VR journey to the movements of the car, the experience is less likely to cause nausea. Instead, the backseat passenger simply eases under the headset, disconnects from the reality where the driver, other passengers and the rest of the world exists and is wrapped up in an exciting adventure. The down side is the driver will continue to miss all the fun and until the advent of those self-driving cars. If you want to see what Audi offers, check one out at Audi Of Tucson.

Audi is in the process of making a great automobile even better. The Q7 is already a technologically advanced automobile with a very comfortable, stylish, spacious, infotainment and connectivity-rich interior, excellent performance and an exhilarating driving experience. Now comes word that the German automaker is in the process of improving the way the Q7 looks. Recently obtained spy photos seem to show that the Audi Q7 is going to have an even more attractive new face. The news is enough to make competitors cry ‘foul’. An automobile with superior engineering will now look even better.

What The Spy Shots Show

Talk of the Audi Q7 getting a facelift began to spread in earnest when secret spy shots emerged showing what is obviously an Audi Q7 sporting a dramatically different new face being subjected to some rigorous testing alongside the Audi SQ7, its sporty sibling. Back in the summer, photos showed several different Audi Q7 prototypes sporting redesigned faces being taken through a series of warm weather tests. More recently, determined photographers were able to snag and share photographs of what clearly are Audi Q7s with new faces navigating treacherous snowy conditions next to the sporty Audi SQ7.

The Biggest Visual Changes

While there’s talk about the changes being made to the Audi Q7 under the hood, the spy photos appear to confirm the Audi Q7 has gotten a facelift and work done on its body as well. Part of the reason Audi has long been a leader in the automotive industry is their propensity for being proactive. While buyers still marvel at the style and beauty of the Q7, Audi is already in the process of making it better. The thinly veiled prototypes of the Q7 captured in the spy photos show a redesigned bumper, a new Singleframe grille as well as headlights that look slimmer and have an attractive new shape.

Embracing The Current Design Language

The current version of the Audi Q7 first hit the market in 2015. More recent Audi models have begun to reflect Audi’s new design language. By comparison to its siblings like the company’s flagship Q8, the Audi Q7 is a bit dated. The hinted at changes to the premium Audi SUV will help to modernize it and bring it in line with Audi’s current design language. Making the Q7 match the flagship Q8 in looks reflects Audi’s forward-leaning vision for the lineup.

Changes Inside And Out

Spy photos show a more aggressive-looking SQ7 featuring a more prominent grille, as well as oval exhaust outlets and restyled taillights. The upgrades inside are expected to include the same 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and dual-screen infotainment system now available in the Q8. The Q7s powertrains may also become more powerful. It now features a 252 horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged Inline-4 engine which generates 273 pound-feet of torque, as well as a 333 horsepower, 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine delivering 325 lb-ft of torque. The facelifted Audi Q7 may debut as early as March’s 2019 Geneva Motor Show. To see all the changes for the Audi Q7, check one out at Tucson Audi.