2016 Audi A6 Buyer's Guide

By Jason Allan on March 15, 2016 12:11 PM

Why not live in the future?

Take the easy comfort of a Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the satisfying drive of a BMW 5 Series and the kind of warm, modern design sense you might expect to find in the home of a tech-loving architect, and you have a good sense of what the Audi A6 is all about.

As Audi's star continues to rise, and all-wheel drive -- an Audi hallmark -- becomes a more popular selling point, the A6 is an increasingly appealing alternative to its more established competitors. Making it more appealing are refreshed styling inside and out, plus more horsepower, for 2016.

Driving It

The A6 is a joy to drive, thanks in large part to its terrific powertrain choices. From our 2016 Audi A6 full review: "We had a chance to sample the 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine, which had no trouble taking off when we kicked the spurs into it. Gear changes are silky-smooth courtesy of an 8-speed automatic transmission and there is no hunting or pecking no matter what type of driving conditions arise."

Build and Price

The 2016 Audi A6 starts around $47,000 and tops out above $82,000 with all the upgrades and amenities. Build and price your own A6 right here at KBB.com to unlock its Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.

S6 and A7 Twists

With a 450-horsepower V8 engine, sportier suspension and tastefully enhanced look, the A6 transforms into the mouthwatering Audi S6. For something even more distinct, the A6 serves as the foundation for the "un-sedan" Audi A7, which was also updated for 2016.

Owners' Opinions

Audi A6 owner and KBB.com reader TexasPeet offers this balanced view of Audi's midsize luxury sedan: "This is by far the nicest car I have ever owned, and there are many things to recommend it. I have been particularly impressed with the power and the fuel economy. But... the "person storage space" (place for my electronic notepad and folders) is minimal; I wind up placing them on the floor. The cup holders are too small, you can really put two cups of $tarbucks coffee next to each other." Read more Audi A6 consumer reviews.

More Mid Lux

The 2016 Audi A6 is an appealing luxury sedan, but it's one of many attractive alternatives covered in our Midsize Luxury Sedan Buyer's Guide.