The Audi A6 is a mid sized luxury car that was first introduced in 1994. Available as both a wagon (Avant) or a sedan, the first generation A6 was also available with several different engines, including two diesel engines and most available with Quattro, or all wheel, drive.
Audi is a German auto based maker and has been a popular brand in Europe much longer than it has been in the United States. However, once those in the US got a taste of the Audi, they clearly indicated their desire for more. Although heavily focused on those who were interested in a luxury automobile, the seemingly flawless engineering of the Audi was what really attracted most buyers.
The A6 has long appealed to those who wanted to combine their love of flawlessly maneuvering the highway in comfort with practical, everyday functionality and fuel efficiency.
The vehicle received recognition in 2000 and 2001 as one of the featured vehicles on Car and Driver magazine's Ten Best List. The engine configurations and variable transmissions were the foundation behind the sleekly styled vehicle that had earned the accolade, once again proving that it is reliable engineering and practical use that drives the popularity of the car.
The 2007 model is a tasteful combination of luxury and performance. Compared to similarly priced vehicles in the same class, the A6 is relatively inexpensive yet offers all the quality, safety and style that should be expected in a mid sized luxury vehicle. Audi presents a uniquely styled vehicle, not too brassy, not to shy, and the ride and performance match. There is a lot to be said for a vehicle that is relatively economical, comfortable and yet luxurious. The Audi A6 does not boast luxury from a distance, yet a one mile ride will reinforce the fact that this car is expertly engineered, pleasing yet not boastful to the eye, and won't soon disappoint.
2012 Audi A6
For 2012, the Audi A6 returns as an impressive, large, luxury car that sits right at the top of its class. The changes for the new model year are, on the outside at least, subtle, but under the hood and in the cabin, the refresh is more substantial. Selling in an MSRP range of $41,700 to $49,900, the A6 is an excellent choice for a big, beautiful, well-appointed sedan with a strong safety and reliability profile.
The major competitors for the Audi A6 are the BMW 528i and the Infiniti M37x. The BMW will set buyers back another $3,300 up from the A6 base, but the BMW does have better power. The Infiniti is comparably priced, but reviewers give it higher marks for cabin quality and comfort. Frankly, these three cars are so close, it may well boil down to driver preference. All are worthy of your purchasing dollars, and each one outpaces the other in some way. In this class, the competition is tough, and these cars are the best of the best.
The A6 is available in five trims with an option for two engines: a turbo-charged four-cylinder for the front-wheel drive 2.0T and a super-charged V6 on the AWD 3.0T. more
2011 Audi A6
Sitting in the mid-range of the large luxury car class, the 2011 Audi A6 sells in an MSRP range of $45,200 to $59,150 and returns 18 mpg city and 28 highway.
2010 Audi A6
The base engine of the 2010 Audi A6 3.0 quattro Sedan is a 3.0L supercharged, intercooled V6 with a DOHC valvetrain. It generates 300 horses at 5100 RPMs and is mated to the stock 6-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission.
2009 Audi A6
The Audi lineup continues to be refreshed and the 2009 Audi A6 is the latest member to receive a makeover. It isn't getting the same treatment as the totally redesigned A4, but it has received an impressive engine addition and several smaller tweaks.
2008 Audi A6
The 2008 Audi A6 stands out in a crowd, and in its segment with refinements, power, and engineering envied by almost every one of its competitors. Whether you opt for the 3.2, with a 3.2Liter 255hp V6, or the 4.2 with a 4.2Liter 350hp V8, you get a luxury 4-door, 5-passenger sedan, or wagon of distinction and unparalleled quality.
2007 Audi A6
Sensible, but still stylish, the 2007 Audi A6 is available in either sedan or hatchback forms, both of which offer a lot of luxury in a sporty package.