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2016 Audi A6

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2016 2.0T Premium 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sedan
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Price:   -  From $46,200
2016 2.0T Premium 4dr All-Wheel Drive quattro Sedan Price:   -  From $48,400
2016 3.0T Premium Plus 4dr All-Wheel Drive quattro Sedan Price:   -  From $57,400
2016 3.0 TDI Premium Plus 4dr All-Wheel Drive quattro Sedan Price:   -  From $59,500
2016 S6 4.0T Premium Plus 4dr All-wheel Drive quattro Sedan Price:   -  From $70,900

Overview

A long-running staple of the Audi lineup, the midsize A6 continues to impress buyers with its blend of technology, road manners and sober good looks. You also get faultless interior construction and ample opportunity to tailor the A6 to your expectations.

What's New for 2016

The A6 wears restyled front and rear fascias, and the available V6 engine gains fuel-saving technology and additional horsepower. A new automated manual transmission is used with all gasoline engines.

Audi A6

Choosing Your Audi A6

The A6 starts out as a front-driver powered by a 220-horsepower turbocharged 2-liter four-cylinder, matched to a seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission.

  • The available supercharged 3-liter V6 now makes 333 horsepower and features an automatic stop-start function for enhanced efficiency.
  • At the top of the engine roster is a 3-liter turbodiesel V6 (TDI) that delivers 240 horsepower and 29 mpg in combined driving. The TDI gets a conventional eight-speed automatic transmission.

All-wheel drive is optional with the 2-liter engine and standard with the V6 and TDI. Every A6 is equipped with Audi's Select Drive system with adjustable driving modes.

The A6's trim levels break out according to engine:

Audi A6

2.0T Premium

Carries the 2-liter turbo, plus leather seating with heat in front, a sunroof, Bluetooth phone, automatic wipers and headlights, and a 10-speaker sound system with satellite radio.

Audi A6

2.0T Premium Plus

Adds a navigation system, keyless ignition, a rearview camera, parking sensors, upgraded exterior lighting and 18-inch wheels.

Audi A6

3.0T Premium Plus

Comes with the 3-liter supercharged V6 and all-wheel drive in addition to everything found on the 2.0T Premium Plus. You also get Audi Pre-Sense Basic, which tightens the seatbelts and closes the car's windows and sunroof when an impeding collision is detected.

Audi A6

3.0T Prestige

Gets interior upgrades such as a Bose sound system, ventilated front seats and four-zone climate control, plus adaptive headlamps and special exterior styling accents. For enhanced safety, there's blind sport monitoring and a rear collision warning system.

Audi A6

TDI Premium Plus

Equipped like the 3.0T Premium Plus, except for the turbodiesel V6 under the hood.

Audi A6

TDI Prestige

Combines the Prestige upgrades with the turbodiesel engine.

The Driver Assistance package equips the A6 with advanced safety technology like a surround-view camera system, active collision mitigation and adaptive cruise control. The Innovation package adds a head-up display and night vision. There's also a Sport package with an upgraded suspension and larger wheels, and a Cold Weather Package featuring heated rear seats and a heated steering wheel. A 15-speaker Bang & Olufsen surround-sound system is available as a standalone option.

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The A6 is very competitively priced until you get to the Prestige model, where you really need to think about whether the extras you're getting are worth the price.

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Expert Review

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: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Audi's A6 is a first-class all-around luxury sedan, combining prodigious over-the-road capability with plenty of modern safety and convenience technology and an interior that defines cool elegance.

Pricing and Equipment

The A6 can be had with one of three different powerplants -- a turbocharged inline-four, a supercharged V6, and a turbodiesel V6 -- spread across three progressively tech-heavy trim levels.

The turbo four-cylinder is available in Premium or Premium Plus dress and can be had with either front-wheel drive and a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox or Quattro all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic. Selecting one of the V6s mandates the Quattro/automatic driveline and allows you to choose between Premium Plus and Prestige trim levels.

Pricing starts at $46,200 for a front-drive A6 in Premium trim and can close in on $80,000 for an A6 Prestige with Driver Assistance (top and corner-view cameras, active lane assist, adaptive cruise control), the Individual Contour Seating package, and a reality-distorting $4,900 Bang & Olufsen sound system.

Our preferred setup would probably be an A6 Premium Plus with either of the V6 engines and a few well-chosen options like the S line sport package, which would end up with a sticker price near $62,000 or so.

Performance Pros

Audi A6
  • We love the way the A6 feels while on the move, whether on Interstates or twisting two-lanes. It is controlled, stable, well-damped and supremely confident.
  • It will move swiftly and securely in any conditions short of a flood.
  • The front-drive four-cylinder loses last year's dull continuously variable transmission (CVT) in favor of a dual-clutch semiautomatic gearbox that feels much more mechanically direct and responsive.
  • The diesel V6 combines impressive muscle (428 pound-feet of torque) with impressive fuel economy: an estimated 38 miles per gallon on the highway.

Performance Cons

The A6's considerable mass, the Quattro system and the car's nose-heavy balance mean that the driving feel is more secure and composed than edgy and focused. It's certainly not a vintage Cadillac, but neither is it really a vintage BMW. We understand compromises; this is less of a "con" than an engineering tradeoff.

Interior Pros

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  • The A6's interior is simply one of the finest in the industry. It manages to be both a serious driver's environment and a master class in tasteful design and high-quality materials.
  • The seats are all-day comfortable.

Interior Cons

  • We think MMI is one of the better and more comprehensive infotainment systems in the industry, but it will still take a good bit of study and practice to use its capabilities efficiently.
  • Rear seat room is adequate but not excessive.

The Most Pleasant Surprise

The market for diesels remains a smallish cult movement in the United States, but it is hugely gratifying to see Audi make its excellent high-efficiency high-torque oil-burner available in the A6 for those who understand.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

This is not much of a surprise, but once again Audi has decided against offering the lovely A6 Avant station wagon in the crossover-obsessed United States.

The Bottom Line

Audi A6

The diesel is worth serious consideration especially if you travel long distances. The Prestige trim level might be a bit too much, although its features are impressive. Regardless of spec, the A6 is a magnificent machine -- possibly the best midsize luxury sedan on the market.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 252 HP / 273 ft.lbs.
Transmission
S tronic 7-spd sequential shift control auto-shift man w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
24 / 34 / 29 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 252 HP / 273 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
24 / 34 / 29 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Multi-link
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
19.8 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$76
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
14.1 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
97 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
194.2 "
Exterior Width
73.8 "
Exterior Height
57.8 "
Front Headroom
37.2 "
Rear Headroom
37.8 "
Front Legroom
41.3 "
Rear Legroom
37.4 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.5 "
Rear Shoulder Room
56.3 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,803 Lbs.
Wheel Base
115 "
Turning Radius
19.5 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
18.0 " Silver Aluminum / 19.0 " Silver Aluminum / 20.0 " Polished W/painted Accents Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Clearcoat Monotone With Badging / Metallic Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Heated, Power Remote Driver, Power Remote W/tilt Down Passenger
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Surround / Black
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Dual Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Leather
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center With Pass-thru
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
10 / 14 Bose
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt / Power Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
3
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front And Rear
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Front And Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
12 Months / 5,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
144 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles

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