ABT SportsLine put their own touch on the new A6 All Road 2021 and then added some major changes to it. While the performance portion of the car received significant changes, the interior and exterior were left relatively untouched. There are however a couple of changes, including but not limited to the 20 and 21-inch wheel options for the FR models and 20inch for the GR models, opposed to the regular 19-inch rims. Besides that,there’s a new start-stop-switch cap, as well as a carbon-finished ABT gear shift knob in the interior. You can also opt for the puddle lights that project the ABT logo on the ground when you open the doors.
The most important change is in the performance division, where after the ABT upgrade,the standard A6 produces 408hp instead of 335hp; the 55 TDI produces 349hp; and the20 TDI produces 330hp instead of 286. Definitely a noticeable performance boost, courtesy of the ABT marque. This is why anyone should look at the ABT A6 in the first place; for the added oomph while still remaining the luxury vehicle that is the A6.
What’s important to note is that Audi did not fail to deliver on the Audi A6 itself.The car’s interior design is sleek,modern and nicely put together from premium quality material as one would expect.The Audi A6 is superior in many regards to the BMW M5 and Mercedes E-Class when it comes to providing comfort, in my opinion.With ample headroom and headspace, you will have minimal complaints about the cabin room, as well as the trunk with ample storage space. The exterior is sleek as it is, but ABT gave it a proper balance of aggressiveness to go along.
The technology included in the car is not too shabby either. The secondary options include cruise control,lane departure warning and pre sense front among others. The navigation system works in accordance with the headlights,meaning that they automatically adjust themselves when turning corners.The tech is impressive to say the least. Compared to the likes of the newer E Class however, the A6 can definitely fall short in this department.
The Convenience package now includes a 360-degree camera system and in-dash navigation with a 10.1-inch infotainment display. Mid-range Premium Plus models get adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist as standard and the top-spec Prestige adds standard rear-window sunshades. A new Black Optics Sport appearance package joins the roster of options and adds black exterior trim, unique 20-inch wheels, and a sport suspension.For an additional $2800,the tour package is available which includes a better Cruise control system where the car automatically applies the brakes if the car in front is too close and also steers automatically to keep the car in lane.For an additional $2100,the technology pack can be bought which provides a faster processor display and a larger screen(10” instead of 4”).
The pros outweigh the cons speaking about the A6. However, the cons still exist. The fake exhaust tips can be quite disappointing considering the price range of this car. The gearbox is slightly clunky and the voice system can be unresponsive and often takes time to work. Due to the positions of the aluminium sectors in the car, the car also gives bad reflections on a sunny day.
Overall,I think that the price is justified for the performance the car provides.If you’re looking for a car around this range, this is one to consider for sure.