With some of the sharpest lines in the business, this 2016 Audi A6 could get by on looks alone. But dig deeper and you'll find a midsize luxury sedan that excels at almost everything. The interior feels like an upscale hotel lounge, the entertainment and safety tech is cutting-edge and it's a blast to drive hard when the road gets tight and winding. This A6 is among the best in it's class.
Interior Design and Special Features:
This Audi A6 has one of the best cabins in its class, with an attractive dash layout, excellent materials quality and solid fit and finish. The familiar MMI infotainment system controls a dizzying array of functions, utilizing a dash-mounted pop-up screen and a knob and buttons on the center console. The system boasts logical menus and crisp graphics, and the "MMI navigation plus" upgrade includes USB integration and a touchpad that can recognize fingertip scrawls. It's sophisticated! The front seats are supportive and comfortable, remaining so even on long trips. The spacious backseat offers more real-world legroom than most of it's rivals. This A6's 14.1-cubic-foot trunk is slightly below average for it's segment, but I've found it to be generous in real-world use, and the rear seatbacks fold and offer a pass-through when more space is needed.
For the 2.0T Quattro Premium Plus. Audi Drive Select (providing adjustable modes for steering, gas pedal and transmission response), LED running lights and taillights, automatic wipers, auto-dimming mirrors, a sunroof, tri-zone automatic climate control, heated eight-way power front seats (includes driver four-way lumbar adjustments), driver memory settings, leather upholstery, Bluetooth phone connectivity, Audi's MMI electronics interface, a 6.5-inch display screen and a CD player, satellite radio and Audi's proprietary digital music interface. Also standard is Audi's Pre-Sense Basic safety system. Front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, a blind spot monitoring system, Pre-Sense Rear, power-folding exterior mirrors, keyless ignition and entry, an 8-inch display screen, a voice-activated navigation system, Bluetooth audio connectivity, USB connectivity. Chrome exterior accents (window frames, exhaust outlet), a fuel-saving engine stop-start system and a power-adjustable steering wheel. Adaptive LED headlights, ambient LED cabin lighting, power trunk opening, a 14-speaker Bose audio system.
The S Line sport package (20-inch wheels, a sport-tuned suspension and a three-spoke sport steering wheel with shift paddles).
Powertrain and Performance:
This 2016 Audi A6 2.0T is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine good for 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. "Quattro" all-wheel-drive, which comes with an eight-speed conventional automatic. The EPA says you can expect 26 mpg combined (22 city/32 highway).
The 2016 Audi A6 is a fun car to drive, especially considering its size and heft. It changes directions eagerly, with plenty of grip from all four corners. Not many midsize luxury sedans forge such a gratifying connection with the driver.
On this 2016 Audi A6 includes antilock disc brakes, stability control, front-seat side airbags, front knee airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. Rear side airbags, rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, a blind-spot warning system. In government crash tests, this 2016 Audi A6 received five out of five stars overall, with five stars for frontal crash protection and five stars for side-impact protection. The independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the A6 its highest rating of "Good" in the moderate-overlap frontal-offset, small-overlap frontal-offset, side impact and roof-strength tests, while the A6's seat and head restraint design was also rated "Good" for whiplash protection in rear impact.