For 2013, Audi has added a quattro variant of the 2.0T-powered A6. Coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission, this all-wheel-drive Bahn-burner will return up to 30 miles per gallon on the highway. The front-wheel-drive 2.0T-powered A6 makes do with a continuously-variable transmission, and is rated at 33 highway miles per gallon. The quattro-only A6 3.0T sacrifices a couple miles per gallon across the board to the 2.0T quattro, but its supercharged V6 churns out 310 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque.
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New for 2013, the 2.0T can be had with Audi’s quattro all-wheel-drive system, coupled to the same eight-speed automatic as the 3.0T. Both the front-drive 2.0T and the quattro variant are offered in Premium and Premium Plus trim. Premium is the base trim (if “base” is even the right word), and includes a glass sunroof, three-zone climate control, mp3 player connectivity, Sirius XM satellite radio, keyless start, and 17-inch alloy wheels in each corner. Plunk down the extra $4,300 for Premium Plus, and you can expect 18-inch alloys, xenon headlights, sat nav, Audi’s “Jukebox” mobile music library, and a rearview camera, to name just a few.
325 lb-ft of torque is really more than anyone could ever need unless they drive a log truck up and down mountains all day, but the A6 3.0T has it. It’s offered in Premium and Premium Plus, just like the 2.0T, but if you go for the supercharged six, there is also the $6,550 Prestige package. Outwardly, Prestige adds Audi’s tasteful but menacing S-Line trim, giving the whole front end more of a scowl and the rear a racier look. Inside is a Bose sound system, ventilated front seats, and four-zone climate control. Even so, most of Audi’s most impressive gadgetry is optional on an individual basis: lane assist, night vision, a head-up display, and extra cameras are all, well, extra.
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|Build & Price|
2013 Audi A6$42,998 | 12,478 mi
2013 Audi A6$45,481 | 18,215 mi
2012 Audi A6$35,998 | 38,299 mi
2012 Audi A6$42,997 | 43,602 mi
2011 Audi A6$33,500 | 47,391 mi
2011 Audi A6$34,981 | 40,687 mi
2011 Audi A6$34,982 | 45,694 mi
2011 Audi A6$41,991 | 31,301 mi
2010 Audi A6$21,995 | 79,136 mi
2010 Audi A6$29,973 | 52,749 mi
2010 Audi A6$31,990 | 44,942 mi
2009 Audi A6$25,981 | 67,158 mi
2009 Audi A6$26,982 | 63,918 mi
2008 Audi A6$16,299 | 71,314 mi
2008 Audi A6$16,595 | 94,676 mi
2008 Audi A6$18,482 | 78,052 mi
2008 Audi A6$19,980 | 68,210 mi
2008 Audi A6$20,431 | 71,986 mi
2007 Audi A6$14,620 | 82,676 mi
2007 Audi A6$14,990 | 88,491 mi
2006 Audi A6$12,499 | 116,419 mi
2006 Audi A6$13,987 | 65,967 mi
2006 Audi A6$13,995 | 97,134 mi
2005 Audi A6$12,840 | 93,199 mi
2004 Audi A6$8,995 | 119,422 mi
2003 Audi A6$6,990 | 125,848 mi
2003 Audi A6$7,495 | 111,815 mi
2001 Audi A6$5,477 | 123,904 mi
Rear-wheel drive, with a powerful V6, but more expensive.
Turbo four-cylinder power and efficiency, but less rear legroom.
Rev-happy V6, but cabin is tiny.
Great fuel economy with the base V6, but lacks the refinement.