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Audi A6

Audi A6 side view

Pros and cons of the Audi A6

  • High-tech infotainment system
  • Smooth highway ride
  • Upscale interior
  • Exterior design hasn’t evolved in recent years
  • Limited leg room in rear seats
  • Mild hybrid system has little effect on fuel use
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Audi A6

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags8

Specifications of the Audi A6

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors4
  • Fuel typeGas or Diesel
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption8.5 - 12.4 L/100km
  • Highway consumption5.3 - 8.4 L/100km
  • Width1874 - 1875 mm
  • Length4915 - 4925 mm
  • Trunk space399 - 530 L
  • Cargo space399 - 530 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Audi A6

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This version of the Audi A6 2012 - 2018 is available in 6 trims:

Basic trim features and specs

Available with the Basic trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
Available across all trims:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
  • Rear seat ski hatch
Available with the Basic trim:
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • Fog lights
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Headlight cleaners
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof
Available with the Basic trim:
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Rain sensor
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the Basic trim:
  • CD player
  • Front sensors (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear sensors (optional)
  • Start stop system
  • USB port for front passengers
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the Basic trim:
2 L - Gas - 211 hp
City consumption:10.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:848 km

Premium trim features and specs

Available with the Premium trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • 4 climate zones (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Ventilated front seats (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
  • Rear seat ski hatch
Available with the Premium trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights (optional)
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • Fog lights
  • Glare-free high beam (optional)
  • High-beam assist (optional)
  • LED headlights (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Headlight cleaners
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof
Available with the Premium trim:
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
  • Tire pressure indicator (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Rain sensor
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the Premium trim:
  • 360 degree camera (optional)
  • CD player
  • Front sensors
  • Keyless entry (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system
  • USB port for front passengers (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
2 engines are available with the Premium trim:
2 L - Gas - 211 hp
City consumption:10.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:848 km
3 L - Gas - 310 hp
City consumption:11.3 - 12.4 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.3 - 8.4 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:708 - 789 km

Premium Plus trim features and specs

Available with the Premium Plus trim:
  • 4 climate zones
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Sport seats in the front (optional)
  • Ventilated front seats (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
  • Rear seat ski hatch
Available with the Premium Plus trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • Fog lights
  • Glare-free high beam (optional)
  • High-beam assist (optional)
  • LED headlights (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Headlight cleaners
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof
Available with the Premium Plus trim:
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking (optional)
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Night vision (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Tire pressure indicator (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Rain sensor
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the Premium Plus trim:
  • 360 degree camera (optional)
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • CD disc changer
  • Front sensors
  • Head-Up display (optional)
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system
  • USB port for front passengers (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the Premium Plus trim:
3 L - Gas - 310 hp
City consumption:11.3 - 12.4 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.3 - 8.4 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:708 - 789 km

Progressiv trim features and specs

Available with the Progressiv trim:
  • 2 climate zones (optional)
  • 3 climate zones (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
  • Rear seat ski hatch
Available with the Progressiv trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights (optional)
  • Bi-Xenon headlights (optional)
  • Cornering lights (optional)
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • Glare-free high beam (optional)
  • LED headlights (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Headlight cleaners
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof
Available with the Progressiv trim:
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Rain sensor
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the Progressiv trim:
  • 360 degree camera (optional)
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • CD player
  • Digital radio
  • Electric tailgate (optional)
  • Front sensors (optional)
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear sensors (optional)
  • Rear view camera (optional)
  • Side sensors (optional)
  • Start stop system (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
6 engines are available with the Progressiv trim:
2 L - Gas - 220 hp
City consumption:10.5 - 12 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.8 - 8.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:732 - 848 km
2 L - Gas - 252 hp
City consumption:10.6 - 10.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.3 - 7.5 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:814 - 815 km
3 L - Diesel - 240 hp
City consumption:8.5 - 9.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:5.3 - 6.2 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:905 - 1034 km
3 L - Gas - 310 hp
City consumption:11.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.3 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:789 km
3 L - Gas - 333 hp
City consumption:11.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:757 km
3 L - Gas - 340 hp
City consumption:11.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.2 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:749 km

Competition Package trim features and specs

Available with the Competition Package trim:
  • 4 climate zones
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Ventilated front seats
Available across all trims:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
  • Rear seat ski hatch
Available with the Competition Package trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Cornering lights
  • Glare-free high beam
  • LED headlights
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Headlight cleaners
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof
Available with the Competition Package trim:
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking (optional)
  • Fatigue warning system (optional)
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Night vision (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Rain sensor
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the Competition Package trim:
  • 360 degree camera
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • CD player
  • Digital radio
  • Electric tailgate
  • Front sensors
  • Head-Up display (optional)
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Side sensors
  • Start stop system
  • USB port for front passengers
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the Competition Package trim:
3 L - Gas - 340 hp
City consumption:11.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:754 km

Technik trim features and specs

Available with the Technik trim:
  • 2 climate zones (optional)
  • 4 climate zones (optional)
  • Front seats adjust to body shape (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Sport seats in the front (optional)
  • Ventilated front seats (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
  • Rear seat ski hatch
Available with the Technik trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Bi-Xenon headlights (optional)
  • Cornering lights (optional)
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • Glare-free high beam
  • High-beam assist (optional)
  • LED headlights (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Headlight cleaners
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof
Available with the Technik trim:
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking (optional)
  • Fatigue warning system (optional)
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Night vision (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Rain sensor
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the Technik trim:
  • 360 degree camera
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • CD player
  • Digital radio
  • Electric tailgate (optional)
  • Front sensors
  • Head-Up display (optional)
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Side sensors
  • Start stop system (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
6 engines are available with the Technik trim:
2 L - Gas - 220 hp
City consumption:10.5 - 12 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.8 - 8.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:732 - 848 km
2 L - Gas - 252 hp
City consumption:10.6 - 10.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.3 - 7.5 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:813 - 814 km
3 L - Diesel - 240 hp
City consumption:8.5 - 9.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:5.3 - 6.2 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:905 - 1034 km
3 L - Gas - 310 hp
City consumption:11.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.3 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:789 km
3 L - Gas - 333 hp
City consumption:11.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:754 km
3 L - Gas - 340 hp
City consumption:11.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.2 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:749 km

Overview of the Audi A6

Learn about the Audi A6

Summary

The Audi A6 has been one of the top luxury mid-size cars for over a decade. Since 1994, Audi’s executive car has delivered power, comfort and reliability in an elegant package. The line has been redesigned eight times, so there are many different models with varying features and form factors out there. However, the entire line still stands out because of its high-quality interior materials and powerful, efficient engine options. Models from 2014 and later have been praised as especially good, with an upgraded interior and driving experience making it one of the best mid-size cars available.

Safety

The Audi A6 comes equipped with an array of safety features, including:

  • Anti-lock brakes (ABS) to prevent skidding when braking suddenly, which come standard on all models
  • Front and side impact airbags in models from 1997 and later
  • Seat belt pre-tensioners: These automatically tighten seatbelts to ensure occupant safety during a collision and come standard in all models
  • Parking distance sensor in all models from 2007, with a rearview camera in most models from 2011 or later

Interior

The A6 sets a high bar for cabin quality. Leather seats are available in all models from 2002 and onwards and a leather steering wheel comes standard in the Audi A6 from 2002 on. Newer models feature even more luxury options, like a sound-dampening body design that ensures a peaceful ride.

There are also a variety of upgrades available depending on the model, including full leather trimmings for the dashboard and armrests, and a wood-finished steering wheel.

Technology

The tech included in the Audi A6 has changed several times over its lifespan, but you can count on every model to have a good selection for the time it was produced. Some of the features available include:

  • 8-inch touch screen media player in models from 2015 and later
  • Lane departure system to warn you if you’re drifting out of your lane in all models starting in 2008
  • Bluetooth wireless technology to enable connection of mobile devices or media players, which comes standard in all models from 2008 and on
  • Dual-zone climate control in all models from 2003 or later
  • A high-quality ten-speaker sound system that comes standard in all models from 2005 and onwards
  • A heated steering wheel in all models produced in 2012 or later

Space

The interior is one of the most consistently praised aspects of the A6 line and comfortably seats five adults. However, the Audi A6’s trunk is smaller than many other luxury mid-size cars. All models from 2011 and later feature power-adjustable driver and passenger seats with lumbar support, as well as heated seats throughout. The 2019 model also includes the option for 12-way and 18-way power-adjustable seats with a massage function. 

Comfort

The Audi A6’s light steering allows for tight maneuvering, and although this limits feedback from the road, it makes for a very smooth ride. The 2019 model’s steering has been criticized for feeling "numb", but depending on your personal preference you may enjoy the ease of turning. The suspension manages bumps quite well, and the optional lowered sport suspension available for models starting in 2005 make driving the A6 an exceptionally comfortable experience.

Frequently asked questions about the Audi A6

While early generations of the car were named the C1, C2 and C3, the 1994 generation was renamed the Audi A6 to fit with the nomenclature of the new A8.

All-wheel and front-wheel drive have been available for every model of the A6 produced. Audi refers to its all-wheel drive systems as "Quattro", a term it has trademarked.

The 2019 A6's standard V6 engine produces 335 hp compared to the 2009 A6, which offered between 255 and 350 hp, depending on the engine.

The Audi A6 is manufactured in Neckarsulm, Germany. The city of Neckarsulm has been home to Audi's headquarters ever since 1969.

The two main trims of the 2019 A6 cost $68,200 and $75,800, respectively. Older models can be found in the $30,000-$50,000 range, although costs do vary.