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Audi Malaysia has revealed the price of its new Audi A6 3.0 TFSI quattro variant. The range-topping facelifted sedan is listed at RM484,900, marking a RM160k leap from the only other A6 variant, the 1.8 TFSI.

When the A6 facelift was launched in August 2015, Audi Malaysia wasn’t quite ready with its 3.0 TFSI quattro’s price, only suggesting that it would fall under the RM500k mark. True to its word, here is the second variant of the model, offering a bag of extra equipment and features.

The most significant upgrade for the additional RM160k between the base 1.8 TFSI and this car here is of course the more powerful 3.0 litre supercharged V6. The top-shelf A6 is good for 333 hp from 5,300 to 6,500 rpm and 440 Nm between 2,900 and 5,300 rpm.

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Audi Malaysia’s top-spec A6 3.0 TFSI boasts a zero to 100 km/h time of 5.1 seconds. Comparably, the front-wheel driven 1.8 TFSI can perform the century sprint in 7.9 seconds. A seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission is mated to the mighty V6.

From the outside, the 3.0 TFSI gains Audi’s LED headlights as standard. These aren’t the top-range Matrix LEDs that are optionally available, but they are a step up from the 1.8 TFSI’s standard Xenon plus lighting.

This A6 also gets larger 19-inch, 15-spoke alloy wheels to start with, wrapped in 255/40R19 rubbers. The base model settles for a set of 17-inch, 10-spoke alloy rollers. A power-operated boot lid is also standard kit.

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Inside, the more expensive Audi A6 gets a sportier-looking three-spoke multi-function, power-adjustable steering wheel. The cabin’s inlays feature an aluminium Delta finish, setting itself apart from the satin finish on the base model.

Where the 1.8 TFSI had to settle for a more basic MMI system, the 3.0 TFSI gets the higher-end MMI navigation plus with MMI touch system as standard. This introduces a larger eight-inch retractable display screen which features 3D map displays and a touch pad on the centre console.

Audiophiles will also appreciate the car’s 14-speaker, 600-watt Bose surround sound system. Connectivity for your entertainment needs include a DVD drive, MP3, WMA, MPEG-4, USB, Bluetooth and more. Equipped with Audi Connect, the system also offers WiFi hotspot capabilities and Google Earth navigation.

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For safety, the A6 3.0 TFSI sets out with a total of eight airbags – two more rear side airbags are included over the base model’s total six. A rear-view camera system has also been included as standard.

Audi Malaysia’s A6 3.0 TFSI sets itself up as a sound alternative to the W212 Mercedes-Benz E 400, which retails at RM490,888. The E 400 similarly features a 3.0 litre V6 engine, but is turbocharged to produce 333 hp and 480 Nm of torque. To recap, the Audi 3.0 TFSI’s 3.0 supercharged V6 dishes out 333 hp and 440 Nm.

The price difference between this and the A6 3.0 TFSI quattro’s RM484,900 is considerably negligible, especially at that price bracket. The top-range A6 is also more affordable than the pre-facelifted version which was sold here at RM515k.