The Audi A6 is a comfortable, stylish luxury sedan that delivers dynamic excellence. The A6 is packed with technology that enhances convenience and safety. Attention to detail inside and out is impressive; Audi is often a benchmark for automotive interior quality.
The A6 cabin is airy and comfortable, with firm, supportive seats and plenty of room for four. Its styling is a crisp, clean and modern interpretation of the aerodynamic sedan Audi debuted more than 30 years ago.
Underway, the A6 boasts precise steering, fluid engines and transmissions, stout brakes and a firm but comfortable ride. In high-speed corners the quattro models feel like they're on rails, a benefit of Audi's superb all-wheel-drive system. Braking and handling are excellent, whether on dry pavement or hurtling through a torrent of rain.
The A6 is available as a sedan or a wagon and both are among the sleekest designs in the class. The wagon is called the Avant, and it's a sporty vehicle, powered exclusively by Audi's newest 3-liter supercharged V6 engine.
The sedan offers two V6s, a V8 and a V10. All A6s except the entry model come with quattro all-wheel drive.
The standard 3.2-liter V6 is all-new for 2010, with more horsepower (265 hp, an increase of 10 over 2009) and better fuel economy than before. Backed by a continuously variable automatic transmission, the new 3.2-liter V6 delivers sufficient performance for any purpose. The supercharged 3-liter brings 300 hp and nearly as much torque as the V8, for similar performance on less fuel. The V10-powered S6 is for serious drivers who don't mind trading comfort for high performance.
Also new for 2010 are revised Sport packages and a third generation of MMI, Audi's Multi-Media Interface. These changes follow 2009's updates to bumpers and lighting and refinements to the suspension and all-wheel driveline.
The A6 competes primarily against the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Other contenders include the Acura RL, Cadillac CTS, Jaguar XF, and Lexus GS.