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2019 Audi A6

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2019 45 Premium 4dr All-Wheel Drive quattro Sedan
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Overview

Audi is doing its best to make the 2019 A6 exciting. The model gets a full redesign this year, and while Audi’s technology and polish continue to lead the pack, the A6 remains a safe and conservative bet.

What's New for 2019

The Audi A6 is all-new for 2019. The styling is new, but the body dimensions are nearly identical to the outgoing generation. The interior and safety technology are overhauled, most notably in the form of dual touchscreen controls. All powertrains are now fitted with minimal hybrid assistance, although only a V6 will be available at launch on American shores.

Audi A6

Choosing Your Audi A6

A 2.0-liter Volkswagen engine is almost certainly on the way, but to start, the only engine option in the new A6 is a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6. It’s the same engine that powers Audi’s flagship A8, making 335 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. That’s a slight drop in horsepower over last year’s (supercharged) V6, but a significant gain in torque. The engine is joined by a small battery in what Audi calls a “mild” hybrid system, which works in combination with a stop-start system to improve mileage.

A seven-speed automatic transmission sends power to all four wheels using Audi’s Quattro system, which disengages the rear driveshaft under light loads to maximize efficiency. Fuel economy estimates have not yet been released by the EPA, but expect the numbers to equal or improve upon last year’s V6 benchmark of 20 miles per gallon city, 29 mpg highway, and 23 combined.

Cargo capacity behind the rear seats is 13.7 cubic feet, which is average among similar vehicles. Interior fit and finish is predictably quality, with details like contrast stitching on all trims. The exterior styling remains staunchly on-brand, but includes sharp features like LED headlights and running lights.

The big-ticket addition to the 2019 A6’s list of standard features is the central pair of touchscreens. The upper screen starts at 8.8 inches and swells up to 10.1 inches on larger trims. It controls infotainment, navigation (which is standard), and audio. The lower screen is 8.6 inches on its own, and can either control HVAC settings or become a large, touch-sensitive writing pad. Menus are customizable, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility are included, and both screens offer haptic feedback.

Remaining features are divided across three trims: Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige.

Audi A6

Premium

With a starting price of $59,895 (all prices include the $995 destination charge), the A6 Premium is the cheapest way into the line. It still comes with an impressive list of standard features, including automatic wipers, low-speed automatic emergency braking, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, and a panoramic sunroof. The exterior gets auto-dimming, powered, and heated side mirrors, while the interior includes three-zone automatic climate control, wood inlays, ambient lighting, and auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather seats, heated power-adjustable front seats, and illuminated door sills.

Three packages round out the features. The Cold Weather Package ($600) adds heated rear seats and a heated steering wheel. A 20-Inch Sport Package ($1,050) adds (of course) 20-inch rims with a lowered sport suspension. Finally, a Convenience Package ($1,300) includes keyless start, a hands-free trunk release, wireless phone charging, memory settings for the side mirrors, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, and forward collision warning. Notable standalone options are rear side airbags ($350) and a CD/DVD player ($150).

Audi A6

Premium Plus

Occupying the Goldilocks position in the lineup is the A6 Premium Plus, which starts at $63,695. To start, Audi upgrades the driver layout with a 12.3-inch LCD instrument cluster. The infotainment is larger as well, with a 10.1-inch upper touchscreen connected to a premium Bang and Olufsen sound system. All the features from the Premium trim’s Convenience Package come standard, as do intelligent high beams and headlight washers.

The Cold Weather and 20-inch Sport Packages remain in place, but they’re joined by two additional bundles. The first is a Warm Weather Package ($1,800), which upgrades to four-zone automatic climate control, a power rear sunshade, ventilated front seats, and power lumbar adjustment for the front passenger. The other is a Driver Assistance Package ($2,750), which includes adaptive cruise control with turn assist and traffic-jam assist, active lane assist, an intersection assistant, and traffic-sign recognition. Audi lists a Contour Seating Package with premium Valcona leather on the way, but it’s not available for order yet. Standalone options remain the same as the Premium trim.

Audi A6

Prestige

The premiere A6 Prestige starts at $68,095. The driver gets a head-up display, the front seats are ventilated, the headlights become more angular, and the doors close on their own power, as does the trunk. All the features of the Warm Weather Package come standard, along with dual-pane acoustic glass.

Other than the Warm Weather Package, all other packages remain in place at the same prices. Audi’s model materials include a 21-inch wheel package and an adaptive chassis package with all-wheel steering, but as of writing neither is available. Two unique standalone options are available on the Prestige trim: a 19-speaker upgraded Bang and Olufsen sound system ($4,900) and a night vision assistant with pedestrian detection ($2,500). Other standalone options remain the same.

CarsDirect Tip

Unless you’re after the full suite of safety technology, the 2019 Audi A6 Premium will be plenty of luxury for most buyers. And if you're in the market for the tech, you may just want to check out the A8 instead.

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The 2019 model year marks the introduction of the all-new, eighth-generation Audi A6. Boasting a more refined exterior, improved handling, a new turbocharged V6 engine, and more features than ever, the A6 may have some consumers questioning the decision to go with a SUV. Sitting perfectly in between the smaller A4 and the larger A8, the A6 is a luxurious mid-size vehicle that's more than just another option in the luxury segment.

Best Value

With price tags that range from $59,895 (including destination) to $68,095, the A6 isn't exactly cheap, but you do get a lot for your money. With the addition of all-wheel drive as standard and a new, turbocharged V6 engine that now pumps out 335 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, the base trim is more of a value offering than before. But in a cutthroat segment like the mid-size luxury one, the mid-level Premium Plus is the one that stands out to us.

Standard features for the Premium Plus trim include Audi's virtual cockpit with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, navigation, two touchscreens (a 10.1 inch unit and a lower 8.6-inch unit), a Bang and Olufsen 16-speaker audio system, a wireless charger, Audi's advanced key, blind-spot monitoring, Audi's pre sense rear, rear cross-traffic alert, vehicle exit warning, a surround-view camera, LED taillights, Matrix-design headlights, high-beam assist, auto-dimming and heated side mirrors, a panoramic sunroof, three-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated front seats, and leather upholstery.

  • Model: 2019 Audi A6 Premium Plus
  • Engine: 3.0-liter turbocharged V6
  • Output: 335 hp / 369 lb-ft
  • Transmission: Seven-speed automatic
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel drive
  • Fuel Economy: 22 City / 29 Hwy
  • Options: Cold Weather Package ($600, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel), Driver Assistance Package ($2,750, adaptive cruise control with Traffic Jam assist and Turn assist, active lane assist with emergency assist, intersection assistant, and traffic sign recognition).
  • Base Price: $63,695 (including the $995 destination fee)
  • Best Value Price: $67,045

Performance

Audi A6

While the 2019 A6 looks and sounds awfully similar to last year's model, there are a few little changes that make the sedan a massive step up in terms of performance, luxury, and even efficiency. The new turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 is more powerful than before. Output is now rated at 335 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. The last figure is 44 lb-ft more than before, and really helps the A6 overtake cars when driving on the highway. Audi's seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission is the only available gearbox for the A6 and that's not a bad thing, as the unit manages to keep the engine in its optimal range.

A 48-volt mild-hybrid system is another new addition to the A6 for the 2019 model year. While it doesn't provide any extra power, it does run the vehicle's accessories when at a standstill for improved efficiency. It's one of the reasons why the mid-size sedan is rated at 22 miles per gallon city, 29 mpg highway, and 25 combined.

Lastly, there's Audi's high-tech all-wheel-drive system that's smarter than ever. Depending on your needs, the A6 can shuffle power between the front and rear axles in the blink of an eye.

The drivetrain can also disconnect the sedan's rear wheels for improved efficiency or ensure all tires get the perfect amount of power for better performance.

The A6 still excels as a luxury sedan that's capable of traveling hundreds of miles on the highway with ease, but the sedan is sportier than before thanks to its stronger chassis that utilizes a mix of aluminum and steel. On windy roads, the A6 has a lot of grip and multiple drive models allow you to cater various components to get the right feel you're looking for.

Style

The A6 has always had an understated, clean look, and the 2019 model continues that trend, albeit with some more handsome lines. Longer, wider, and lower than before, the A6 has a long, flowing design that makes it look high-end and tech forward. A larger, more squared-off hexagonal grille now prominently sits at the front and is flanked by jagged headlights. The taillights slightly wrap around the rear end, while the square exhaust outlets and the chrome piece that connect the taillights are upscale pieces.

On the inside, the A6 features a driver-oriented design that would make any tech lover blush. It's also a haven for fans of luxury, as the upscale materials and touches envelop drivers in opulence. Despite having a longer wheelbase than before, passengers are still treated to a similar amount of leg room, but that's not a bad thing, as even tall passengers can sit in the back comfortably for long journeys. Opulence and technology are the name of the game in the A6.

The Best and Worst Things

If you're looking for something flashy, the A6 won't do. It doesn't stand out on the road, which some may not like. Also, while sportier than before, the A6 still lacks the same athleticism as vehicles from competitors. Why on earth are heated seats still optional on a luxury sedan that starts at $60,000?

Tech forward, upscale materials, good standard performance – the A6's upsides far outweigh its drawbacks.

Right For? Wrong For?

Audi A6

Consumers seeking the latest technology in a stylish, comfortable, and capable sedan will find a lot to like with the A6. With good interior space and a generously sized trunk, the A6 is even right for families that aren't ready to switch over to a SUV or crossover. Standard all-wheel drive makes the A6 capable in inclement weather, too.

Want something that has loads of performance, is fuel efficient, or incredibly handsome? The A6 may not fit the bill.

The Bottom Line

While not the prettiest vehicle or the one that focuses on performance, the way the 2019 Audi A6 blends technology, luxury, and comfort in one package makes it a solid option.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 248 HP / 273 ft.lbs.
Transmission
7-spd S tronic auto-shift man w/OD
Drive Type
Automatic Full-time Quattro W/ultra All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
24 / 32 / 28 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 248 HP / 273 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Automatic Full-time Quattro W/ultra All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
24 / 32 / 28 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Multi-link
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
19.3 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$74
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
13.7 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
194.4 "
Exterior Width
74.3 "
Exterior Height
57.4 "
Front Headroom
38.0 "
Rear Headroom
38.1 "
Front Legroom
41.3 "
Rear Legroom
37.4 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.8 "
Rear Shoulder Room
56.5 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
Wheel Base
115 "
Turning Radius
18.2 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
19.0 " Silver Aluminum / 20.0 " Silver Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Heated, Power Remote Driver, Power Remote W/tilt Down Passenger
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Chrome / Black
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Dual Stainless Steel
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
Rear Seats
40-20-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
10 / 16 Bang & Olufsen 3d Premium
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
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
Audi Pre Sense Front Forward Collision Mitigation / Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Audi Side Assist Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure / Audi Active Lane Assist Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Traffic Jam Assist Hands-on Steering Assist
Pedestrian Detection
Audi Pre Sense City Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Auto High-beam / High-beam Assist Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Front And Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer Iii
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
12 Months / 10,000 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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