2012 Audi A6 Test Drive Audi A6 Review Popular Mechanics

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Audi continues its aggressive expansion with a total of its midsize A6 sedan. Looking a baby A8, a three-inch wheelbase adds interior room, the lighter chassis delivers and more efficient performance.

22, 2011 12:00 PM Text A. A. A

On Sale: September 2011

$45,000 $60,000 (est.)

Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5 Series, GS, Infiniti M

Powertrains: 2.0-liter I4, 211 hp, 258 lb-ft; 3.0-liter supercharged V6, 310 hp, 325

Fuel Economy (city/hwy): 19 33

What’s New: With the of the two familiar forced-induction engines, the Audi A6 is a clean-sheet design. the front differential enabled the axle to move way forward, the front overhang to achieve a contemporary design aesthetic. economy is up thanks to extensive use of in the body, automatic engine an aggressive powertrain friction-reduction and the extra gears in the ZF eight-speed

Inside the roomier cabin, technology includes a color display, night vision, cruise control and a brilliantly NAV display.

Tech Tidbit: The A6 is available a cellular data plan. its many benefits, the always-on feeds a Wi-Fi hotspot services up to eight devices Additionally, real-time data up the layered NAV display.

The composite begins with an animated map with live Google data, and is then overlaid yet with route instructions and traffic info.

Audi A6 Electric Cars

Driving Audi continues to refine the character of its cars: They’re more fun to drive. Top-line A6 models are fitted with the 3.0-liter direct-injected V6 that shockingly robust and linear Max torque runs from to 4500 rpm, but the power feels even broader, not a big, naturally aspirated V8.

Thanks to the diet Ingolstadt adhered to, the suspension carries about 3600 pounds, less than the comparable E-Class or BMW 5 Series. The A6 feels on its feet than most sedans while tracking an all-wheel-drive slot car.

Detail: A far cry from old-school beams, the A6’s optional headlight array consists of functional groupings: daytime lamps, low beams, high junction (cornering) lamps and signals. Stepper motors individual light housing to range, cut glare for oncoming and minimize bounce-back reflection in fog and

Driver’s Grievance: With the of wanting slightly more through the steering wheel, we’re missing on the U.S.-spec A6 are the options; the quick-shifting seven-speed Steptronic gearbox, air suspension and at one of the EU market’s TDI diesel engines 3.0-liter, please). The official for the Steptronic and air suspension is that the market wants a slightly Audi than the Europeans. is gunning for volume, not the enthusiast

There could be an RS6 in the future to said enthusiasts; the diesel may in 2013.

The Bottom Line: Hot on the heels of the R8 the A8 flagship and the stylish A7, the 2012 A6 continues Audi’s wholesale renovation. The A6’s new style the midsize sedan in line Audi’s evolving corporate language. The highly styled and sedan offers so much that becoming familiar all the features takes hours the wheel. Thankfully, the improved MMI makes it easy to navigate of the options.

The color HUD display and night-vision display deserve attention. With a contemporary futuristic technology and eager the A6 is a solid competitor to Audi’s German rivals.

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

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