AUDI has launched the A6 2.0 TDI ultra, the first of a whole range of economical low-emissions model variants aimed at tax-conscious company car drivers.
The saloon version of the Audi A6 ultra delivers a combined 64.2mpg and CO2 emissions of 114g/km, while Avant estate models achieve 61.4mpg and 119g/km – improvements of up to 14 per cent compared with the now superseded A6 2.0 TDI models.
Audi says that there are no equipment cuts or price increases associated with the “ultra” tweaks, so the efficiency gains come for free. In fact, at 190PS instead of 177PS, the ultra models are more powerful than their predecessors
The Audi A6 ultra comes with a seven-speed self-shifting s tronic transmission, which is more economical than the previous stepped eight-speed CVT automatic. A manual option will be available later on.
Saloons qualify for a company car tax rate of 17 per cent compared with the previous 21 per cent. The rate for Avant estates is 18 per cent.
Prices for the Audi A6 ultra start at £32,515, a reduction of £125, and order books are now open. Next up: ultra versions of the A4, A5 Coupe and A5 Sportback with CO2 emissions of as little as 104g/km before the end of the year.