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Audi A6

2019
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Audi A6 2019 sedan
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The 2019 Audi A6 gets a complete redesign. Despite the familiar exterior, the new A6 gets lots of new technology--including customizable touch-screen interfaces and a mild hybrid drivetrain that should help save fuel. Powering the A6 is a 335-hp, twin-turbocharged V6 engine coupled to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive. This mild-hybrid powertrain includes a 48-volt electrical system to improve the smoothness of the stop/start fuel-saving system. It will get a 2.0-liter turbo later which will likely be the popular choice. The new A6 will have Audi's next generation infotainment system which consists of two screens, the lower one contains all the climate control functions.
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2018
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Audi's A6 has a comfortable ride and agile handling, strong performance, very supportive seats, and excellent fit and finish. It's one of our most highly rated sedans and is a perfect long-distance cruiser with a whisper-quiet, roomy cabin. The 2.0-liter, turbo four-cylinder engine works well but has a raspy, less-than-luxurious engine sound. The 3.0-liter, supercharged V6 we tested is smooth and punchy, and returned a commendable 22 mpg overall. The front seats are comfortable and supportive, and the rear seat is roomy for three adults. An added plus is the large trunk. Although the infotainment system's center controller and screen take some getting used to, the system ultimately proves logical.
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2012-2017
2012 Redesign Year
Audi A6 2017
The 2012 redesign made the A6 even better, with an upgraded interior, comfortable seats, and a slick eight-speed automatic transmission. Rewarding for drivers and passengers alike. The sweet spot in the range is the Premium Plus trim, although it sacrifices ventilated front seats and a power-adjustable steering wheel, which are available only on Prestige trimmed cars. Unique high-tech features include Google Maps satellite view navigation and a built-in Wi-Fi hot spot. Most A6 buyers will select all-wheel-drive. Choosing between the supercharged V6 and the TDI diesel V6 is tough, as both deliver plenty of power with competitive fuel economy. (However, keep in mind the diesel is under a cloud of emissions controls violations and may not be the best move to make as far as resale value is concerned.)
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2016 $25,600 - $36,050 $22,180 - $32,130
2015 $20,925 - $29,800 $17,585 - $26,035
2014 $17,450 - $35,200 $14,160 - $31,250
2013 $13,950 - $30,050 $10,780 - $26,175
2012 $11,950 - $17,450 $8,850 - $13,950
2005-2011
2005 Redesign Year
Audi A6 2011
The 2005 models brought more powerful engines and more luxury amenities. The base engine became a 250-hp 3.2-liter V6. We found the car comfortable, quiet and refined, but its complicated control interface can be frustrating to use. A V10 was available in the S6 and a 300-hp, 3.0-liter supercharged V6 became standard on all-wheel-drive versions in 2009.
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2011 $8,775 - $18,100 $5,900 - $14,500
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2010 $8,000 - $15,925 $5,110 - $12,455
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2009 $6,750 - $13,850 $3,910 - $10,435
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2008 $5,875 - $9,900 $3,090 - $6,855
2007 $5,175 - $8,850 $2,410 - $5,905
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2006 $4,225 - $6,600 $1,660 - $3,735
2005 $4,800 - $5,750 $2,110 - $2,960
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Audi A6 2004
The A6 features a well-done interior, composed ride, and fairly agile handling. Sumptuous and comfortable, the passenger compartment shows lots of attention to detail. Luxury features are abundant in Audi’s mid-sized sedan, including a heated steering wheel, as well as heated front and rear seats. However, while the Audi is quiet and refined, its driving characteristics are not as engaging as some of its competitors. All-wheel drive (AWD) is a big plus, but exacts a penalty in fuel economy.
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2004 $3,275 - $4,600 $875 - $1,930
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2003 $3,200 - $9,875 $825 - $6,855
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2002 $3,175 - $5,575 $955 - $3,060
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2001 N/A N/A
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2000 N/A N/A
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