Nice driving report here with the new Audi A6 S-line 3.0T FSI quattro. Enjoy!
Okay, so stylistically the A6 may have been more Darwin, but when it comes to technology the car leans more Che Guevara. There’s the usual latest and greatest from the Audi tech portfolio such as Audi Side Assist, Audi Drive Select, and distance-sensing cruise control, but in a Twitter-driven world that’s old news. Even the pre-sense safety system which is able to apply brakes, close windows and sunroof ahead of impact, tighten seatbelts, activate hazard lights and tense the air suspension (if so-equipped) in case of imminent collision first arrived on the market in the A8 late last year. But those systems are just the beginning.
Top on our list of useful new technology is Audi’s new heads up display. On-lookers will note the housing atop the dash, but drivers will also notice a bit of mirroring on a patch of windshield just below the field of vision ahead. Once underway though, the system readily indicates your current speed as well as posted speed limits based on navigation data and the system’s ability to read road signs. It will be available from the time the A6 launches next September though we’re told it likely won’t have full sign reading ability straight out of the gate due to need to convert the sign-reading logic to any number of North American road signs.