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Audi A6 Electric Cars

Master of all trades

First All things to all people

Of all the vehicles I luxury cars are probably the difficult to review, because people want different from a luxury vehicle. want to be isolated in a cocoon of silence; some want a car in a nice suit; still want a badge on the grille will impress all and sundry. I see as the ultimate luxury car, may regard as merely mediocre.


The 2012 A6 is Audi’s attempt to to all luxury buyers. Now, in my any car that tries to be all things to all is doomed to failure — but be darned if those geniuses at haven’t pulled it off. No what your taste in cars may be, you’re bound to be by the Audi A6.

I know I was.

Let’s as I so often do, with the styling: if looks aren’t important to it’s difficult not to admire the new A6. is the melty-blob look of the old A6; the new A6 is about the size and shape, but it looks chiseled and defined, with a fascia that looks and aggressive. (The old car looked a bit And praise be, Audi hasn’t function for form: The A6’s leaves plenty of room for easy-to-enter back doors and a trunk (link goes to

No-nonsense dash has just the amount of metal and wood

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In the Seat: Audi’s best yet

In years past, I’ve that Audi interiors too drab and dreary; Audi has making steady improvements, and the new A6 is nicest effort yet yet. My car’s predominantly black was brightened up with just the proportion of wood and metal and everything reeked of quality. upholstery comes standard Mercedes and BMW charge extra for cowhide — and the back offers a lavish amount of even when the front are moved to their fully-aft

Audi has gone to great to simplify their Multi Interface (MMI), which a dial controller on the console and a screen on the dash to control the stereo, telephone and air conditioning The A6’s navigation system is noteworthy: Using a built-in wireless data connection for 6 months, $25-30 per month the nav system overlays the map with satellite imagery from Earth — fantastic if piloting a helicopter but not particularly for a vehicle that drives on the However, the data connection provides great local information and allows you to search for from nearby landmarks to hotels, plus it serves as a hot spot for up to 8 devices.

If it weren’t for the annoying nag screen warns you of data charges time you activate the system, be perfect.

Equally annoying is the MMI’s which can be used to spell out by tracing them with a It’s a very cool bit of and it works really well; the is that it also controls the presets, and it’s located next to the transmission shifter. time I rested my hand on the console, my hand would against the touch-pad and the radio would change.

Audi A6 Electric Cars

Augh!

On the Something old, something new

3-liter supercharged engine far more thrust than expect from 310 hp

Photo Gold

My favorite part of the A6 is the one bit isn’t new: The 3-liter V6. introduced in the 2009 A6. Though at a modest 310 horsepower, it scoots the A6 along as if there were an hundred horses under the Partial credit is due to the new 8-speed which provides a gear for nearly every situation.

EPA fuel economy estimate are 19 MPG MPG highway; at the end of my test week, was a little heaver on city than my usual routine, the trip computer showed MPG — very impressive for a car big and quick, let alone one with

The A6’s suspension is designed for not speed; the ride is quiet, and serene, every bit as peaceful as a E-Class. The Audi Drive system allows the driver to up the steering feel and throttle but not the suspension. The A6 hustled through the Top Secret Curvy Test at an exceptionally rapid clip, but if looking for tail-out sports-car that’s not the A6’s forte it just grips and goes.

Audi A6 Electric Cars
Audi A6 Electric Cars
Audi A6 Electric Cars
Audi A6 Electric Cars
Audi A6 Electric Cars

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