Audi A6

Audi A6

About Audi A6

Perhaps one of Audi’s most underappreciated sedans, the 2017 Audi A6 is really one of the better choices in the 4-door luxury-performance arena. Although the diesel model is dropped this year, Audi’s turbocharged 4- and supercharged 6-cylinder gasoline engines deliver impressive performance and decent fuel economy. The midsize Audi A6 offers a more comfortable rear seat than the smaller A4 without the ponderous size, weight and price of the larger A8. The BMW 5 Series and Cadillac CTS may best the A6 in the turns, but when it comes to combining a comfortable ride, dynamic handling and a luxurious interior, the A6 is more opulent than a Lexus GS, handles better than a Lincoln MKZ and is more upscale than a Hyundai Genesis.

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2017 Audi A6
What's new for 2017?
2017 Audi A6

For 2017, Audi’s A6 luxury-performance series loses its diesel-engine option, but gains a new trim: the 3.0T Competition. Outfitted with a 340-horsepower supercharged V6 and a quattro sport differential, this new trim splits the difference between the luxurious 3.0 and the performance-oriented S6.

  • Expert Rating: --
  • Consumers Rating: 9.2
  • MPG 24|34
2016 Audi A6
What's new for 2016?
2016 Audi A6

A redesigned exterior boasts strong lines while the front and rear ends look more aggressive, yet refined. The interior has also been refreshed, and it still radiates comfort and refinement. There are still four engines to choose from, and all but the turbodiesel option receive a boost in power.

2015 Audi A6
What's new for 2015?
2015 Audi A6

The 2015 Audi A6 Prestige models get a head-up display and full LED headlights as standard equipment. Audi A6 3.0T and TDI diesel models get advanced blind-spot monitoring and Audi's "Pre Sense" collision-alert system as standard. A new Warm Weather package adds 4-zone climate control, and side and rear window shades.

2014 Audi A6
What's new for 2014?
2014 Audi A6

Horsepower on the 2.0T increases to 220, and a new TDI clean-diesel engine is added to the lineup. The A6 2.0T gains standard heated front seats, while the Prestige trim gains Audi Side Assist blind-spot monitoring. A number of new exterior trim and wheel upgrade packages are also offered.

2013 Audi A6
What's new for 2013?
2013 Audi A6

All-new last year, the Audi A6 is little changed for 2013. Quattro all-wheel drive (AWD) is now available with the base 2.0 turbo engine, an economizing stop/start feature is added to the 3.0 supercharged engine and top- and corner-view cameras are available for the parking-assist system.

2012 Audi A6
What's new for 2012?
2012 Audi A6

More tech, more style and a newly available 4-cylinder turbo engine option are key changes to the all-new 2012 Audi A6.

2010 Audi A6
What's new for 2010?
2010 Audi A6

A more powerful 3.2-liter V6 engine is added, as are new Sport Packages that include 18-inch wheels with all-season tires or 19-inchers with performance tires, a sport steering wheel and a lowered sport suspension. Daytime running lights are made standard on halogen lamp-equipped cars, while the Cold Weather Package gains a heated steering wheel with shift paddles.

2009 Audi A6
What's new for 2009?
2009 Audi A6

A new, 300-horsepower supercharged 3.0-liter gasoline injection engine is added to the lineup, as is a revised quattro all-wheel drive system with a 40/60 rear bias. Also new are optional LED driving lights, push button start/stop ignition, revised front and rear fascia and improvements to the car's steering and suspension settings.

2008 Audi A6
What's new for 2008?
2008 Audi A6

The S line exterior treatment (18-inch alloy wheels and S6 rear spoiler) is made standard across the line, as are headlight washers, SIRIUS Satellite Radio and seatback storage pockets. Options include Audi lane assist and new 19-inch alloy wheels.

2007 Audi A6
What's new for 2007?
2007 Audi A6

The S line Package is now offered on the Avant, with the S line's 18-inch wheels available as an option on all A6 quattro models. The A6 4.2 receives a new FSI 4.2-liter V8 good for 350 horsepower. Other changes to the A6 line include a new trip computer/driver information center, cup holder, overhead console, an MP3-compatible CD changer and metallic trim surrounding the instrument cluster.

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Consumer Reviews

My retirement car

By on Wednesday, November 23, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 30,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Handles and rides great. Love the B & O sound syst"

Cons: "Brakes squeel when hot, heads up display not visib"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Bought this car 3 years ago and it's just outstanding. The only comlaints are the disk brakes squeel when hot and the heads up display is not very visible when wearing sunglasses. All around driving the deisel averages 31 mp gallon. Going to Vegas I average 38MPG. Can't wait for the redesigned 2018 to come out. Hope they get the deisel issue resolved"

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Oh Wow!

By on Saturday, March 18, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 16,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "For a car of this quality it is priced right."

Cons: "There are none."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Hey look, this is what Audi does best. The A6 is the flagship of the brand, and the 3.0T A6 is as good as it gets. Mine is a 2015 White Glacier Metallic with a Nougat Brown interior. The performance is exquisite. Responsive? Oh, wow! You just feel like youre never in trouble with this car. The car is so fast that there have been a few times when Ive felt as though I was behind the car trying to catch up! This is the way all cars should drive."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

New owner observations - Why the A6?

By on Monday, August 1, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfort, Quality, Mileage"

Cons: "None so far"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I recently purchased a 2016 A6 2.0T Quattro. Key options/upgrades include Premium Plus, S-Line suspension, winter weather package and Bose stereo. Before buying, I did my homework and drove a couple cars to include an A6 with the 3.0 V-6. I also own a current model BMW 328iX and traded in an Audi A4. Simply put, Audi's and BMW's drive differently; and I'll address several considerations that convinced me to buy a 4-cylinder A6. First, know your driving style and buy the car that best matches your style and preferences. The A6 (and the A4 before it) is an incredibly composed and comfortable car that does everything well. The BMW accelerates faster and sticks to the pavement like glue; but doesn't offer the comfort level of the Audi's. I enjoy the BMW, but I want to spend my time driving the Audi. Value - While neither brand is cheap, the A6 is several thousand less expensive than the 528iX or E350. Audi's technology and engineering is as good as or better than the other German brands, construction quality is excellent, the interior is meticulous and beautiful, and all Audi's come with luxury features like leather and hard wood without added cost. My 328iX came with leather-like seating surfaces. Motor - The A6 2.0T is fast; especially in the Dynamic drive mode. In either drive mode (Comfort, Dynamic, Auto) acceleration is brisk off the line and acceleration to pass on the highway comes easy. While the car doesn't snap your neck or pin your body to the seat when the turbo kicks in (like my 328iX), it is very satisfying. The engine produces incredible torque; which I feel throughout the power band. I am also averaging 29-30 MPG on the highway and 24-25 MPG in mixed driving. As mentioned, I drove the 3.0 A6. Great car and obviously more powerful; but not so much that I felt I had to have it over the 2.0T. For my driving style (mostly highway and city), the 4-cylinder absolutely met my requirements for acceleration and power. Style - The car looks great (Glacier White, black leather, fine grain ash wood); and it's understated at the same time. Comfort - I've never owned a car with such a satisfying overall ride. Quiet, comfortable, speed, handling, incredible stereo system, attention to details and just flat out solid. Again, this is new car; but for the short time that I've owned it I can't think of a vehicle at this price point that comes close to the Audi A6"

28 people out of 29 found this review helpful

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