The Audi A6 now gets a 2.7-litre turbo-diesel engine, driving through the front wheels.
The new A6 2.7 TDI sedan is now available and priced at R398 000 including a five-year or 100 000 km Freeway full maintenance plan, making this new A6 derivative the most affordable six-cylinder diesel sedan in its segment.
Its new generation common rail diesel engine is a close relative of the 3.0 TDI available in other models of the A6 range.
As in its bigger brother, the 2.7 TDI also features twin intercoolers and Piezo in-line injectors.
Power output is rated at 132 kW from 3 300 to 4 250 r/min accompanied by peak torque of 380 Nm available from just 1 400 r/min.
The A6 2.7 TDI is only available in front-wheel drive multitronic form.
Audi says the new A6 2.7 TDI can accelerate from standstill to 100 km/h at sea level in 8.,3 seconds while its top speed is 225 km/h.
The A6 2.7 TDI consumes 5.7 litres/100 km in the rural cycle while combined consumption is rated at 7.2-litres/100 km.
Standard equipment includes dual zone climate control, the MMI basic operating system, rain and light sensor, multi function steering wheel, cruise control, leather upholstery and servotronic steering, amongst others.
Audi's full complement of optional equipment is available on the A6 2.7 TDI as well as the S-Line and Exclusive Line individualisation programmes.