Given that the previous Audi A6 was still winning comparison tests in its final year, its replacement had big shoes to fill. Yet the new model has proven every bit as distinguished, drawing acclaim for its sensuous interior, gratifying driving experience, and efficient drivetrains. For 2013, new available Start/Stop engine technology raises efficiency even further, and the A6 lineup grows more diverse with the expanded availability of quattro® all-wheel drive to the 2.0T model.
With its sharp lines, short overhangs, and fashion-defining touches like the optional LED headlights and standard LED taillights, the A6 has an undeniable presence. Yet looking beyond its great beauty also reveals great engineering, as the body features a drag coefficient of just 0.26, a wind-cheating figure that lets the A6 more easily slip through the air, paying dividends in quietness, fuel efficiency*, and performance alike.
The cabin of the A6 upholds the Audi tradition of blending style and class. Crisp instrumentation, tastefully contrasting colors, and a skillful blend of aluminum and genuine wood create a warm, inviting ambience. Upon startup, the available eight-inch MMI® screen rises from the dashboard to greet the driver, and the optional Advanced Sound System fills the cabin with 1,300 watts of soulful sound quality. Supple leather covers the surface of every seat in the house, and three-zone automatic climate control ensures that rear passengers remain as spoiled as those in the front.
The result of consistent optimization
The Audi A6 is proof of how optimizing every part can lead to a greater whole. Its 2.0-liter TFSI® engine features turbocharging and Audi FSI® direct injection, helping it keep pace with larger-engined competitors while achieving superb mileage*. The available 3.0-liter TFSI® V6 engine stands ready with a 310-horsepower rush and the Tiptronic® automatic transmission features eight speeds, the highest in the luxury segment. Complementing its aerodynamic body is the liberal use of aluminum, giving the A6 one of the lowest starting curb weights in its class**. Top it off with communicative steering, a firm yet comfortable ride, and the wet weather traction of Audi quattro® all-wheel drive, the widespread praise of the A6 driving experience should be no surprise.
Ready for any circumstance
When it comes to passenger protection, Audi leaves no stone unturned. Eight standard airbags*, including driver and passenger front knee airbags, help keep occupants protected from the front and sides, while Electronic Stability Control helps keep you on your intended path in slippery situations. In the event of a collision, intelligent sensors automatically unlock the doors, switch on interior and hazard lights, and cut off fuel flow to the engine.