The 2020 Audi A6 receives specification tweaks for the new model year after last year's introduction. Newly standard features on the base Premium model include lane departure warning, automatic high beams, and heated, auto-dimming, and power-folding side mirrors.
The Premium Plus trim receives a heated steering wheel and Audi's Virtual Cockpit Plus system, while the Prestige gets adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, and heated rear seats.
Choosing Your Audi A6
The Audi A6 comes in three trims: Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige. Pricing starts at $55,895 including destination for the Premium and climbs to $65,795 for the Prestige.
There are two engines available on the A6. A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder dubbed 45 TFSI is standard, while a 3.0-liter turbo six-cylinder labeled 55 TFSI is available on every trim for $4,900.
|Engine Type||Horsepower||Torque||Fuel Economy (Combined)|
|2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder||248 hp||273 lb-ft||27 mpg|
|3.0L Turbo 6-Cylinder||335 hp||369 lb-ft||24 mpg|
Both engines are paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, while Audi's quattro all-wheel-drive system is standard.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The Audi A6 has seating for five and offers 13.7 cubic feet of cargo capacity in the trunk.
Improvements for 2020 give every A6 lane departure warning and automatic high beams, while automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, and front and rear parking sensors are also standard.
The mid-range Premium Plus adds rear cross-traffic alert, a vehicle exit warning system, and a surround-view camera system. The Prestige is equipped with adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, traffic jam assist, traffic sign recognition, and a head-up display. These features are available on the Premium Plus through the Driver Assistance Package ($1,750).
The standard infotainment system comprises an 8.6-inch touchscreen beneath an 8.8-inch upper screen. Navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, voice control, Amazon Alexa, HD radio, satellite radio, Bluetooth, and four USB ports are included.
The Premium Plus and Prestige receive a 10.1-inch upper display and wireless charging.
The A6 Premium wants for very little in terms of standard equipment. It rides on 19-inch wheels and features heat-insulating glass and LED headlights, taillights, and daytime running lights. A panoramic sunroof brightens a cabin that features niceties such as leather upholstery, three-zone climate control, eight-way power front seats, and heated front seats.
For $1,300, the Convenience Package is a worthwhile addition. It bundles keyless entry, push button start, a hands-free trunk release, wireless charging, a heated steering wheel, and rear cross-traffic alert.
Premium Plus option buyers benefit from upgrades including Audi’s Virtual Cockpit Plus, which includes a 12.3-inch driver information display with three visual modes. Additional upgrades include a 16-speaker Bang and Olufsen audio system, a heated steering wheel, keyless entry, push button start, a hands-free trunk release, and differently designed headlights.
The $2,250 Executive Package introduces some big-car luxuries, including ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, four-zone climate control, a power open/close trunk, and multicolor interior ambient lighting.
In addition to the aforementioned active safety features, models with the Prestige option benefit from power soft-close doors, the power open/close trunk, four-zone climate control, dual-pane acoustic glass, 12-way power front seats, and heated and ventilated front seats.
The $3,250 Luxury Package lives up to its name by adding Valcona leather seating, 18-way power front seats with memory and massage functionality, a power rear window sunshade, and leather to the dashboard, armrests, and center console.
Despite some extra safety features, it’s hard to justify the cost of 2020 Audi A6 Prestige models. The same goes for the six-cylinder engine unless you really crave the extra power. This makes the Premium Plus with the base engine our value pick of the lineup.