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MPG 22 City / 32 Highway
Well-designed, well-built and well-equipped, the A6 offers buyers style and performance in an elegantly understated package.

Introduction

Until recent years, buyers didn't necessarily cross-shop the A6 when they test drove midsize Mercedes-Benzes and BMWs. That's no longer true. And for good reason-- the luxury and style of the A6 reflect the automaker's newfound vigor and upmarket aspirations.

What's New

Audi's midsize range now has an optional 3-liter turbo-diesel V6. Power from the standard 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder increases to 220 horsepower. The A6 also enjoys the addition of a new Premium Plus trim level.

Interior/Exterior

The fourth-generation A6 is elegant but conservative, especially when compared to the flashier A7 with which it shares a platform. The well-crafted interior is awash in high-quality wood, chrome and leather. The A6 also comes with a slew of standard high-tech and convenience features.

Under the Hood

The base model's turbocharged four-cylinder engine makes 220 horsepower and returns fuel economy of 25 mpg city and 33 mpg highway. An optional 3-liter turbo-diesel six-cylinder engine produces 240 horsepower and delivers a stingy 38 mpg highway. For a bit more kick, A6 buyers may opt for the 310-horsepower 3-liter supercharged six-cylinder engine. All engines come with an eight-speed automatic transmission; Audi's Quattro all-wheel drive comes standard with both sixes, and is optional on the four.

Performance

The A6 lineup doesn't dazzle in terms of tire-smoking performance. But it does offer a superb blend of respectable power and excellent economy. For many buyers in this segment, the A6 is just right.

Which Style To Buy?

2014 Audi A6
Starting price
$42,455
Shopper Popularity
49%

2014 Audi A6 2.0T Premium

Most Popular
Recommended for: Those who want an executive sedan with good gas mileage.

The A6 comes with halogen headlamps, leather seats, a 10-speaker sound system with MP3 playback, Bluetooth, tri-zone automatic climate control, interior inlays, a sunroof, power seats, heated front seats, and driver seat memory as standard features. There's a turbocharged 220-horsepower four-cylinder engine. With front-wheel drive, the A6 features a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

2014 Audi A6
Starting price
$56,076
Shopper Popularity
15%

2014 Audi A6 3.0 TDI Premium Plus

Recommended for: Luxury buyers who want excellent fuel efficiency and range.

The 3.0 TDI adds xenon headlights with LED running lights; Audi Navigation with voice control and handwriting recognition; keyless entry and start; front and rear parking sensors; and a rearview camera. A 3-liter turbodiesel engine makes 240 horsepower and is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Quattro all-wheel drive is also standard.

2014 Audi A6
Starting price
$53,805
Shopper Popularity
36%

2014 Audi A6 3.0T Premium Plus

Recommended for: Those looking for a little more power from their A6.

The top-of-the-line 3.0L T adds adaptive xenon headlights, all S-Line exterior features, and a host of safety upgrades. Other enhancements include four-zone climate control; perforated leather upholstery; 12-way ventilated power front seats with 4-way lumbar support; and a 14-speaker Bose surround sound system with noise cancellation. Under the hood is a supercharged 310-horsepower six-cylinder engine.

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