So we’re getting closer and closer to the Paris Motor Show right now, which is spurring more carmakers by the day to premier their soon-to-be-debuted creations. This week has brought the world a much closer look at the likes of the new Audi A6 and the quite lovely Peugeot 308 GT – both of which will be made official in Paris in October.
The New Audi A6
In terms of the Audi A6, it’s pretty clear that we’re looking at less of a revolution than a simple evolutionary update. At the same time however, Audi has lavished the car with a series of updates that really do bring it right up to date with 2015 and 2016 model year standards.
On the outside, changes have been made to the light clusters, the exhausts, the bumpers and the grille – all of which are both aggressive and elegant at the same time. Audi has made it pretty clear that it has the likes of the Mercedes E Class and the BMW 5-Series in its sights in terms of primary rivals for the new A6.
There’s a ton of new technology making its way into the new A6 as well, which will include the likes of an optional HUD display and a 4G LTE hotspot as standard. The infotainment system has been enhanced and improved in a big way, while driver safety features will include night vision and advanced cruise control.
The most economical engine option of all will be the 2.0 TDI ultra, which despite having been upped in power will still be good for an impressive 64mpg combined.
Peugeot 308 GT
Meanwhile, the Peugeot 308 GT is the kind of car that’s clearly not been designed with fuel economy in mind and will instead focus on performance. An enhanced version of the popular 308 that’s already doing pretty well on the market, the upper-end Peugeot 308 GT will pack a 1.6-litre petrol THP and deliver a rather mighty 202BHP.
Impressive enough, but quite astounding when you consider that Peugeot has stated that the new GT will also be capable of up to 50mpg combined.
No official performance data has yet been revealed for the 308 GT, though Peugeot will be bringing the full rundown along to Paris this month – also where we’ll be finding out more about the 308 GT’s price and exact release date.
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