GALLERY: C8 Audi A6 3.0 TFSI in Malaysia – RM590k

GALLERY: C8 Audi A6 3.0 TFSI in Malaysia – RM590k

The C8-generation Audi A6 has arrived in Malaysia, though for now details are a little thin on the ground; what we do know is that Ingolstadt’s contender to the likes of the BMW 5 Series and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class for the Malaysian market will be priced at RM589,900 on-the-road excluding insurance in 3.0 litre V6 TFSI quattro guise. The previous, C7-generation facelift 3.0TFSI was priced at RM484,900.

The example photographed here in the German marque’s Glenmarie showroom omits the numerical badge on its rear end, though a look into the engine bay reveals a petrol V6 TFSI engine. It offers 335 hp and 500 Nm of torque, sent to all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.

Also featuring here is the automaker’s 48-volt mild-hybrid technology, which pairs a belt-alternator starter (BAS) with a rear-mounted lithium-ion battery to enable coasting between 55-160 km/h. This powertrain enables the A6 to do the 0-100 km/h acceleration run in 5.1 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h.

The C8 Audi A6 follows family form in adopting the Singleframe grille in front, while at the back the tail lamps are joined by a single chrome piece alike that on the A8 flagship, though here without the LED bar atop. Dressed in S Line package, the front end gets a set of more aggressive air intakes, with a similarly sculpted bumper at the rear end. Rolling stock comprises 20-inch alloys wrapped with 255/40 tyres all around.

The A6 shares much of its interior with the latest A7 Sportback, which has also arrived in Malaysia at the same time, though here with brown leather upholstery for some contrast compared to the predominantly black trim of the A7. The driver gets a 12.3-inch virtual cockpit and a head-up display projector, while the centre console houses a pair of touchscreens measuring 10.1 inches and 8.6 inches respectively.

The larger one on top controls infotainment functions for the MMI navigation plus system, while the slightly smaller one below is where climate control, text input and other convenience functions are housed. Entertainment audio comes courtesy of a Bang & Olufsen sound system.

Currently, a similarly sized German sedan with the same cylinder count would be the Mercedes-AMG E 53 4Matic+ sedan, though that occupies a higher price point (estimated RM740,000) in exchange for even greater performance, where a mild-hybrid 3.0 litre turbocharged straight-six with eleectric compressor produces 435 hp and 520 Nm of torque. Like what you see here?

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Open roads and closed circuits hold great allure for Mick Chan. Driving heaven to him is exercising a playful chassis on twisty paths; prizes ergonomics and involvement over gadgetry. Spent three years at a motoring newspaper and short stint with a magazine prior to joining this website.



  • digidigi on Jun 03, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    A6 590k A7 610k, Audi are u insane ?

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    • lao yee on Jun 03, 2019 at 5:51 pm

      Current A7 on sale in Malaysia was based on which A6 platform? This latest one or the old one with old tech?

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    • Zaman Khan on Jun 03, 2019 at 6:38 pm

      This car RM590k.

      BMW 530e is RM329k

      In Western countries BMW 530e cost far more than the A6 3.0

      But in Malaysia it is HALF the price

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      • stastasta on Jun 04, 2019 at 2:01 pm

        530e is using 2.0 engine with 190 bhp. this A6 is using 3.0 6 cylinder with 340 bhp.

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    • Audi A6, starts from RM280k.

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  • potato on Jun 03, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    pros: best looking A6 up to date.

    cons: too bad it’s an Audi.

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    • JOACHIM on Jun 03, 2019 at 4:02 pm

      Some say its an overpriced VW in disguise.

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      • Only those who cant afford it will be the ones saying that. BMW and Rolls Royce share lots of parts…..are we saying Rolls Royce is an overpriced BMW?

        The lack of competitiveness of their pricing in Malaysia has nothing to do with their global standing, brand positioning or value propositioning. They may share platforms and some parts but the mechanic’s of the vehicle itself, the quality of the materials is different….to address the different market positioning. Sharing of parts are no longer a taboo….its quite common these days even among luxury brands.

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  • seancorr (Member) on Jun 03, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    I think they only can let go of this show unit after a year as a demo unit with that kind of pricing.

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  • Haha wow RM590k for an A6? Whatever these Audi MY guys are smoking, I want some!

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  • For those who thinks this is insane should check on your eyes again. RM590k is for a 3 litre engine and not a puny 2 litre. I will take this anytime compared to 5 series or a E-class. Business exec sedan should have at least equipped with a 3 litre engine.

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  • Semi-Value (Member) on Jun 04, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    audi mabuk

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  • Elly MS on Jun 06, 2019 at 11:02 am

    Audi is planning to CLOSE shop rather than expand – All their models are over priced (compared to Merc & BMW)
    Good luck selling it….

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    • not really, you can check Audi TT..Much cheaper than Mercedes and BMW

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  • this how audi distance himself from merc & bmw….

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