Best AUDI Cars to Choose|| Specifications, Features, And Summary

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  1. Audi Q2   

Audi has launched the Q2 SUV in the country at Rs 34.99 lakh (ex-showroom). It’s the brand’s most affordable SUV and sits in a space of its own. But the pricing is a bit of a sore point as it’s similar to bigger SUVs like the BMW X1, Volvo XC40, and the upcoming new-gen Mercedes-Benz GLA. That’s because the Q2 is brought to India as a completely built unit (CBU).

Audi Q2 Specifications

The Audi Q2 is powered by a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine that develops 190PS of power and 320Nm of torque. It drives all four wheels and comes paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. No diesel engine on offer at the mome

Audi Q2 Variants


The Q2 is offered in five variants: Standard, Premium, Premium Plus 1, Premium Plus 2 and Technology.

Audi Q2 Features

Feature highlights in the Audi Q2 include Audi’s MMI infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a digital instrument display, dual-zone climate control, ambient lighting, cruise control, automatic LED headlamps, and keyless entry. Powered front seats have been omitted which is shocking. Safety is covered by multiple airbags, ABS with EBD, front and rear parking sensors and electronic stability control.

Audi Q2 Summary

SpecificPetrol
Engine1984 CC
Seating Capacity5
Gear Box7-speed Stronic
Emission Norm ComplianceBS-VI
Fuel TypePetrol
TransmissionAutomatic
Power187.74bhp@4200-6000
Boot Space405 Litres
Max Torque320nm@1500–4180

Pros And Cons of Audi Q2 

Pros of Audi Q2Option of multiple variants to choose from

The most affordable Four Rings on sale

Powerful TFSI motor and Quattro AWD
Cons of Audi Q2Higher-spec variants are expensive

Not the most spacious cabin

Small boot

2. Audi A6

Audi India has launched the 2020 A6 in India at Rs 54.20 lakh (ex-showroom India). The eight generation model in India is available in its standard guise and comes with a 2.0-litre petrol engine only. It develops 248PS and 370Nm and comes mated with a 7-speed DCT sending power to its front wheels. The 2020 Audi A6 is available in two variants: Premium Plus and Technology.

The styling of the 2020 A6 is evolutionary and comes with sharper lines all around. It is also the first Audi in India to come with a twin touchscreen central console with the top one handling infotainment duties and the lower one handling climate control duties.

Notable features in the A6 include connected-car tech, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, quad-zone climate control, sunroof, wireless phone charger, Audi’s drive select, ambient lighting, park assist, wireless phone charger as well as keyless entry with push button start. Safety features in the 2020 A6 include eight airbags, ABS with EBD, front and rear parking sensors, rear parking camera, electronic stability program, traction control, electric parking with auto hold and lane departure warning.

Primary rivals for the A6 are the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E Class and Volvo S90.

           
Audi A6 Specifications

The A6 is available with a single 2.0-litre TFSI petrol engine paired with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. Output is a reasonable 245PS and 370Nm and the car accelerate up to 100kmph from a standstill in 7 seconds flat (tested). But it’s the refinement and mid-range punch that dominates the experience rather than outright performance. The max torque is spread from 1600rpm all the way up to 4500rpm and that makes it an effortless engine to drive.

Audi A6 Variants

The A6 is available in just the 45 TFSI 2.0-litre petrol engine. Premium Plus and Technology are the only two trim options that you can choose from.

Audi A6 Features

The new A6 looks stunning in a very understated fashion. Audi haven’t re-invented the wheel here just sharpened the edges. Standouts are the large grill, low stance and semi-aero 10-spoke alloy wheel pattern.

The interiors are a new geeky take on executive luxury with a clean modern design mixed with flashy luxury bits like three coloured screens and open pore wood inserts. It’s a reasonably practical cabin for the family with four cup holders storage in all four doors. More storage for nick knacks wouldn’t have hurt though. In the rear there’s sun/privacy shades as well. The rear windscreen is electrically operated while the side window ones are manual. Entertainment on the Technology variants is via a 10.1 inch touch screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and features a haptec touch function which requires you to click on the screen to action button functions. This can be disabled as well for a more conventional touch screen experience. The Bang & Olufsen 16 speaker audio system is a treat for audiophiles with crystal clear sound and solid bass. There’s even ambient lighting with a dual colour setup and even allows you to set up a custom colours.

Audi A6 Summary

SpecificPetrol
Engine1984 CC
Mileage17.01 Kmpl
Seating Capacity5
Gear Box7 Speed
Emission Norm ComplianceBS-VI
Fuel TypePetrol
TransmissionAutomatic
Power241.3bhp@5000-6500rpm
Boot Space530 Litres
Max Torque370Nm@1600-4500rpm

Pros And Cons of Audi A6

Pros of Audi A6New-gen models get all the new-age goodies 

Bigger and better than outgoing model 

Slightly affordable than the direct rivals
Cons of Audi A6Audi’s Russian-doll design continues with the new model 

Limited powertrain choices 

Lacks the appeal of 5 Series or E-Class

3. Audi Q8

Audi has introduced a base-spec Celebration variant to the Q8’s lineup at Rs 98.89 lakh (ex-showroom). Despite being Rs 35 lakh cheaper than the standard 55TFSI quattro variant, it is adequately equipped with bits like HD Matrix LED headlamps with dynamic lighting, power-adjustable front seats with memory function, contour ambient lighting, a panoramic sunroof, button-less MMI navigation system with touch response, Audi Virtual Cockpit, and a 10-speaker sound system.

There are some missing features for the Celebration variant that include adaptive air suspension, bigger 21-inch wheels, all-wheel steering, gloss black operating buttons with haptic feedback, and comfort key with sensor-controlled luggage compartment release, and the Bang and Olufsen sound system.

It continues to be powered by a 3.0-litre TFSI engine with a 48v mild-hybrid system. It develops 340PS of power and 500Nm of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The Q8 does the 0-100kmph run in 5.9 seconds and maxes out at 250kmph.

Audi Q8 Specifications

The carmaker’s premium SUV comes with a 3.0-litre V6 TFSI petrol engine, with an AWD 8-speed automatic transmission that throttles the SUV at 340PS and 500Nm. All this gives the SUV a 0-100kmph sprint time of 5.9 seconds and a top speed of 250kmph. It also gets adaptive air suspension and all-wheel steering for better overall agility and stability. It has an ARAI-claimed mileage of 9.8kmpl.

Audi Q8 Variants

The Q8 is available in two variants: the Q8 Celebration Edition and the Q8 55 TFSI Quattro. Both are offered with the same 3.0-litre TFSI petrol engine.

Audi Q8 Features

The 5-seater SUV features MMI navigation with MMI touch response display, Bang & Olufsen sound system, matrix LED headlamps, panoramic sunglass, wireless charging, massage seats, heated front seats, airbags, brake assist and cruise control. Along with these, the Q8 offers a ton of interior and exterior customisation options for better owner-vehicle connection depending on individual taste.

Audi Q8 Summary

SpecificsPetrol
Engine2995 CC
Mileage9.8 Kmpl
Seating Capacity5
Gear Box8-Speed
Emission Norm ComplianceBS-VI
Fuel TypePetrol
TransmissionAutomatic
Power340bhp@5000-6400rpm
No. of Cylinders4
Boot Space605 Liters
Max Torque500nm@1370-4500rpm

Pros And Cons of Audi Q8

Pros of Audi Q8New Audi flagship is massive, imposing and sporty

Best equipment from the carmaker currently

Underpinnings and powertrain shared with Urus
Cons of Audi Q8Expensive because it takes CBU route in India

Limited powertrain options

4. Audi RS Q8

Audi India has launched the RS Q8 in the country at Rs 2.07 crore (ex-showroom). The RS Q8 is Audi’s flagship performance SUV and rivals the Lamborghini Urus and Porsche Cayenne. It holds the record for being the fastest SUV to go around the Nurburgring, with a staggering lap time of 7 minutes and 42.2 seconds.

Audi RS Q8 Specifications

The RS Q8 is powered by a massive 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine that develops a whopping 600PS and 800Nm of grunt. It even gets a mild-hybrid system for torque assist. Power is sent to all four wheels via Audi’s quattro all-wheel drive system and an 8-speed automatic transmission. The RS Q8 does 0-100kmph in just 3.8 seconds while top speed is capped at 250kmph. It can be increased to 305kmph by opting for the RS dynamic package plus.

Audi RS Q8 Features

Notable features in the RS Q8 include Audi’s MMI infotainment system, four-zone climate control, a powered tailgate, cruise control, ambient lighting, and powered front seats. Optional extras include a head-up display, carbon ceramic brakes, a Bang & Olufsen advanced sound system, Matrix LED headlamps, and a sports exhaust.

Audi RS Q8 Summary

SpecificPetrol
Engine3998 CC
Mileage8.2 Kmpl
Seating Capacity5
Gear Box8-speed tiptronic
Emission Norm ComplianceBS-VI
Fuel TypePetrol
TransmissionAutomatic
Power591.7bhp
Max Torque800nm

Pros And Cons of Audi RS Q8

Pros of Audi RS Q8Packed with niceties and modern tech

Incredibly fast, with a comfortable cabin

Great handler despite its huge size
Cons of Audi RS Q8Narrow rearward visibility

Lacks sharp looks to match its sporty performance 

Not economical

5. Audi RS7 Sportback

Audi India has launched the 2020 RS7 Sportback with prices starting from Rs 1.94 crore. The RS7 Sportback is a top-of-the-line RS model and comes with a brute 4.0-litre V8 petrol motor. It’s based on the A7 and features plenty of RS upgrades.

Audi RS7 Sportback Specifications

The 2020 RS7 Sportback is powered by a brute 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine that develops 600PS and 800Nm of force. A 48v mild-hybrid system provides torque boost under hard acceleration. Naturally, being an Audi, power is sent to all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox. It does the 0-100kmph run in 3.6 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 250kmph. Opting for the RS dynamic plus package will see that figure increase to 305kmph.

Audi RS7 Sportback Summary

SpecificsPetrol
Engine3996 CC
Mileage8.9 Kmpl
Seating Capacity5
Gear Box8-speed tiptronic
Fuel TypePetrol
TransmissionAutomatic
Power600bhp@6000-6250rpm
Boot Space535 Liters
Max Torque800nm@2050-4500rpm

Pros And Cons of Audi RS7 Sportback

Pros of Audi RS7 SportbackStunning coupe design

One of the fastest sedans on sale

AWD offers loads of grip
Cons of Audi RS7 SportbackThirsty V8 engine

Heavy kerb weight

Expensive

6. Audi A8 L  

Audi will launch the flagship 2020 A8 sedan by the end of 2019. It features sharper looks and gets a brand new interior with twin touchscreens. In terms of features, the A8 is expected to get an aircraft-style rear seat lounge, four-zone climate control, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, connected-car tech, rear seat entertainment, wireless charger, powered and ventilated front seats, a high end audio system as well as a panoramic sunroof. Under the hood, the A8 is expected to come with BS6-compliant 3.0-litre TDI (286PS) and 3.0-litre TFSI (340PS) engines. Prices for the 2020 A8 are expected to hover around Rs 1 crore considering that the previous-gen model cost Rs 1.09 crore before it was discontinued. 

Audi A8 L Summary

SpecificsPetrol
Engine2995 CC
Mileage11.7 Kmpl
Seating Capacity5
Gear Box8-Speed
No. of Cylinders6
Fuel TypePetrol
TransmissionAutomatic
Emission Norm ComplianceBS VI
Power335.2@5000-6400
Boot Space505 Liters
Max Torque500nm@1370-4500

Pros And Cons of Audi A8 L

Pros of Honda CityElegant design with massive proportions

Feature packed

Impeccably designed cabin 
Cons of Honda CityExpensive than rivals

Twin infotainment displays are fiddly to use

Limited powertrain options

7. Audi New Q3 – Upcoming

Audi has revealed the sportier looking Q3 Sportback coupe-SUV, which features a sloping roofline and it does look slick and a redesigned bootlid. The Q3 Sportback can be had with two engines: 2.0-litre TFSI petrol and 2.0-litre TDI diesel. It is set to go on sale in Europe from September. Audi New Q3 is expected to launch in India in Dec 2020 ,it will be priced at €40,200 (approx. Rs 35.20 lakh) for the 35 TDI S tronic and €46,200 (around Rs 39.73 lakh) for the 45 TFSI quattro S tronic (both prices introductory).

8. Audi e-tron & e-tron Sportback – Upcoming

The 2021 Audi e-tron and e-tron Sportback are all-electric luxury crossovers that straddle the line between the present and the future. While their battery-powered, all-wheel-drive powertrains deliver up to 222 miles of EPA estimated driving range and foreshadow the death of internal-combustion engines, their refined driving manners and serene interior spaces are similar to the non-electric Audi models currently occupying showrooms. These recognizable traits as well as their traditional exterior designs make the e-trons appear less revolutionary than luxury EV rivals such as the Jaguar I-Pace and Tesla Model X. Although the 2021 e-tron and e-tron Sportback have shorter driving ranges than the Jaguar or Tesla, Audi believes this more conservative approach will make the transition from traditional gas-fed models to all-electric vehicles easier for buyers.

Read More: Best BMW Cars to Choose, Specifications, Features, And Summary

9. Audi Q7 Facelift – Upcoming

Audi Q7 Facelift is expected to launch in India in Mar 2021 in the expected price range of ₹ 1.00 – 1.20 Crore. Currently available cars which are similar to Q7 Facelift are BMW X3 M, Mercedes-Benz GLS and BMW X6. Another car similar to Q7 Facelift is Audi S5 Sportback which is launching in Nov 2020 in India.

10. Audi A3 New – Upcoming

Audi A3 2021 new is the mid variant in the A3 2021 lineup and is priced at Rs. 35 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). This new variant comes with an engine putting out and of max power and max torque respectively. Audi A3 2021 new is available in transmission

11. Audi e-tron GT- Upcoming

Audi e-tron GT is expected to launch in India in Jan 2022 in the expected price range of ₹ 2.00 – 2.20 Crore. Currently available cars which are similar to e-tron GT are Audi RS Q8, Porsche Cayenne and Mercedes-Benz G-Class. Another car similar to e-tron GT is Porsche Taycan which is launching in Dec 2020 in India.

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