2019 Audi A6

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in Midsize sedans
2019 MODEL
$58,900 - $67,100 See Inventory Prices

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Elegant, yet understated; Audi has left the pomp and circumstance for the A7 and A8. The Audi A6 sedan is one of the classiest daily drivers you can buy - plenty of space for your family or friends, and ample power under your foot. The Quattro all-wheel drive system not only keeps you steady through the icy winters and aids the handling through fast corners, but also disengages the rear axle and improves fuel economy.

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Pros

Extraordinary interiors

Radical dual-screen infotainment system

Quattro ultra all-wheel drive

Active rear wheel steering

Cons

Tame engine exhaust note

Lackluster performance from the engine

Infotainment comes with a learning curve

What's New?

Revamped interior cabin

New high-tech infotainment system

Improved powertrain combines the V6 with a mild hybrid system


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$58900

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

horsepower

335 hp @ 5000 rpm

torque

369 lb.-ft. @ 1370 rpm

transmission

7-speed automated manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

115.1 in.

length

194.4 in.

width

74.3 in.

height

57.4 in.

curb weight

4266 lbs.

ground clearance

4.2 in.

capacity

cargo volume

13.7 cu ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

22/25/29 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

4 years/50000 miles

drivetrain warranty

4 years/50000 miles

corrosion warranty

12 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

yes



Styles

 2019 Audi A6 in Alpine Green Metallic color  2019 Audi A6 in Brilliant Black color  2019 Audi A6 in Carat Beige Metallic color  2019 Audi A6 in Daytona Gray Pearl Effect color  2019 Audi A6 in Firmament Blue Metallic color  2019 Audi A6 in Florett Silver Metallic color
Alpine Green Metallic

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Ratings

Engine

8.4

Interior

8.3

8.4

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Audi A6 3.0 TFSI Premium quattro

3.0 TFSI Premium quattro

power
335 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
25 combined

$58,900


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
3.0 TFSI Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) Starting at $58,900 MSRP (22 mpg/25/29 mpg) 335 hp @ 5000 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
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7-speed automated manual all wheel drive 5

 2019 Audi A6 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro

3.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro

power
335 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
25 combined

$62,700


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
3.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) Starting at $62,700 MSRP (22 mpg/25/29 mpg) 335 hp @ 5000 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
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7-speed automated manual all wheel drive 5

 2019 Audi A6 3.0 TFSI Prestige quattro

3.0 TFSI Prestige quattro

power
335 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
25 combined

$67,100


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
3.0 TFSI Prestige quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) Starting at $67,100 MSRP (22 mpg/25/29 mpg) 335 hp @ 5000 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
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7-speed automated manual all wheel drive 5

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial March 1, 2019

8.4

Overall Rating


8.4/10
Engine

 

8.3/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Starting at $59,895, the A6 sedan comes with a surprisingly powerful 335 hp V6 engine mated to a 7-speed automatic dual-clutch transmission. The chrome styling from the huge front grille continues across the bodywork ending with a bright chrome strip through the rear tail lights, and not to mention the fake exhaust vents.

2019 Audi A6 Engine

8.4/10

With the same 3.0-liter powerplant from the new A7 and A8, making 335 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque thanks to a single turbocharger nestled in the cylinder valley in a hot-V setup. - Car and Driver

Engine and Transmission

The stunning yet understated 4-door luxury sedan comes with a turbocharged 3.0L V6 engine producing 335 horsepower. However, be prepared to flex your ankles because you’ll be revving the motor plenty, as the torque curve is quite flattened out. The mild hybrid system in conjunction to the 6-cylinder powerplant to bump up the EPA economy and power the internals while idling.

Another highlight you’d appreciate is the 7-speed dual clutch automatic, since Audi stopped making manuals for all, except the A4 models. The precise upshifts hit like a snare at the end of a 4/4 rock beat. Combine that with the flamboyant lead singer - the Quattro Ultra All-wheel drive system - and you got yourself a band ready to tour the country. However, the bassist is novice as they come, with the muted exhaust note to accompany the engine.

Models

Audi A6 3.0 TFSI Premium Quattro sedan

Jaguar XF Sedan

Maserati Ghibli

BMW 530i sedan

Lexus GS 350 sedan

2018 Genesis G80 3.8 sedan

2018 Volvo S90 T5 Momentum sedan

2018 Mercedes e300 sport sedan

MSRP

$59,895

$50,960

$74,980

$54,395

$52,020

$42,745

$49,095

$53,945

Engine

3.0L V6

2.0L i4

3.0L V6

2.0L i4

3.5L V6

3.8L V6

2.0L i4

2.0L i4

Transmission

7 Speed DCT automatic

8 Speed automatic

8 Speed automatic

8 Speed automatic

8 Speed automatic

8 Speed automatic

8 Speed automatic

9 Speed automatic

Horsepower

335 hp@ 5000rpm

247 hp@ 5500rpm

345 hp@ 5250 rpm

248 hp@ 5200rpm

311 hp@ 6400rpm

311 hp@ 6000rpm

250 hp@ 5500rpm

241 hp@ 5550rpm

Torque

369 ft-lbs@ 1370 rpm

269 ft-lbs@ 1200rpm

369 ft-lbs@ 1750 rpm

258 ft-lbs@ 1450 rpm

280 ft-lbs@ 4800rpm

293 ft-lbs@ 5000rpm

258 ft-lbs@ 1500rpm

273 ft-lbs@ 1300rpm

In the battle for supremacy, the Maserati is the only one to challenge the Audi A6’s reign, with 345 hp engine which, however, comes at a steep premium. The nemeses BMW 5-series and the Mercedes E-class sedans have been surpassed by the four-ringer with almost 100 hp, give or take a few.

Acceleration

Instant torque from the V6 motor is tremendous for pickup, but it fades as the revs climb. The sedan reaches 60 miles an hour in a brisk 4.4 seconds and onwards through the quarter mile in 13 seconds.

Models

Audi A6 3.0 TFSI Premium Quattro sedan

Jaguar XF 25t premium Sedan

Maserati Ghibli

BMW 530i sedan

Lexus GS 350 sedan

2018 Genesis G80 3.8 sedan

2018 Volvo S90 T5 Momentum sedan

2018 Mercedes E300 sport sedan

0-60 MPH

4.4 sec

N/A

5 sec

N/A

N/A

6.4 sec

6.5 sec

6.2 sec

Quarter mile

13.0 sec

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

14.7 sec

15.3 sec

14.3 sec

Engine

3.0L V6

2.0L i4

3.0L V6

2.0L i4

3.5L V6

3.8L V6

2.0L i4

2.0L i4

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

8.0

6.5

7.1

There’s not much to compare here, the Audi is the biggest and the baddest. The sedans rivalling the A6 play catch up in the sprint to 60. The closest one to the race leader is the Maserati Ghibli, which is still more than half a second behind. However, most ars from 2019 are yet to be tested in the 60 mph sprint.

Ride and Handling

The Quattro on the mid-length sedan is a must have if you’re driving in icy conditions, but it has a new special feature. It disengages the rear wheels when cruising to improve fuel economy. Apart from that, the AWD sedan has great handling through the corners, able to handle massive G-forces without breaking a sweat.

Maneuvering this faux-limo sedan may seem like a challenge, but it’s not. Audi’s rear wheel steering system turns the rear axle in the opposite direction to the front, to reduce the turning distance for tight corners. Meanwhile, at higher speeds, the rear wheels move with the front wheels to improve stability.

Braking

The A6 sedan is a heavyweight, weighing in at 4200+ lbs. Stopping this mammoth takes considerable brake force. With the 13.6 discs up front and 13’s in the rear, the brakes on the Audi work splendidly. The brake modulation from the pedal is smooth and effortless, instills confidence when handling the sedan, even on slopes.

Model

Audi A6 3.0 TFSI Premium Quattro sedan

Jaguar XF Sedan

Maserati Ghibli

BMW 530i sedan

Lexus GS 350 sedan

2018 Genesis G80 3.8 sedan

2018 Volvo S90 T5 Momentum sedan

2018 Mercedes e300 sport sedan

Brake Front (in.)

13.6

13.8

N/A

N/A

N/A

13.6

13.6

12.7

Brake Rear (in.)

13

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

12.4

12.6

11.8

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4266

3590

3990

3790

3726

4195

3870

3792

60-0 MPH (ft.)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

109

120

106

2019 Audi A6 Interior

8.3/10

The A6 is impressively spacious. The amount of lateral space makes it feel more like a slightly smaller A8 than a midsize sedan. The rear outboard seats have plenty of legroom and headroom for 6-foot passengers - Edmunds

Seating and Comfort

The A6 suits up in smooth leather and wood inserts across the dash, which give the sedan a dapper and classy look, until you come across the piano black plastic on the centre console. Long drives would be as comfortable as they used to be in the supportive and comfortable seats with optional massage function, if you go the extra mile.

Model

Audi A6 3.0 TFSI Premium Quattro sedan

Jaguar XF Sedan

Maserati Ghibli

BMW 530i sedan

Lexus GS 350 sedan

2018 Genesis G80 3.8 sedan

2018 Volvo S90 T5 Momentum sedan

2018 Mercedes e300 sport sedan

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.0/57.8/41.3

N/A

N/A

38.8/58.7/41.4

38.0/57.3/42.3

41.1/58.3/45.7

37.8/57.5/42.2

41.4/57.8/41.7

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.1/56.5/37.4

N/A

N/A

37.5/55.9/36.5

37.8/55.7/36.8

38.2/57.1/35.0

37.8/55.4/40.4

38.2/57.1/36.3

Unlike the sloping roofline in the A7, the A6’s traditional sedan-like shape gives you plenty of room in the rear, even for the vertically privileged passengers. Cabin noise is sufficiently damped and prevents any road and engine noises from sneaking through. The steering controls are intuitive to use and the shape feels great while cruising around.

Infotainment System

Like the manual transmission, it seem Audi is done with making physical buttons and knobs as well, almost all controls now can be accessed through the dual-touchscreen infotainment system. The infotainment has haptic feedback for ease-of use, but using it while driving means risky business as you need to take your eyes away from the road frequently. The way around this is the voice command system, although it takes some time to get used to. The infotainment is not perfect, it’s almost there, but not quite there yet.

Cargo Capacity

The Cargo space at the back of the sedan is nowhere near the Jaguar XF and the Maserati Ghibli which reach 17.8 cubic feet, but the 13.7 volume in the Audi is sufficient for most of your requirements. Foldable split bench rear seats lie flat and further increases the cargo volume in the sedan. Almost all, except the Merc and Volvo have more volume for cargo in their trunk, so if you carry a lot of luggage frequently, you’d prefer the Jag.

Model

Audi A6 3.0 TFSI Premium Quattro sedan

Jaguar XF Sedan

Maserati Ghibli

BMW 530i sedan

Lexus GS 350 sedan

2018 Genesis G80 3.8 sedan

2018 Volvo S90 T5 Momentum sedan

2018 Mercedes e300 sport sedan

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

13.7

17.8

17.7

N/A

14.3

15.3

13.5

13.1

2019 Audi A6 Features

With three trims offered for the A6 sedan you get the Audi signature all wheel drive Quattro system as standard. The MMI touch panel gets larger as you move up the trims as well as the creature comforts like a premium sound system, 12-way adjustable seats and Heads up display. The Premium Plus trim is the best value-for-money trim in the A6 lineup, while you can go for the S6 or the RS6 Avant if you need more power and luxury.

Model

A6 Premium

A6 Premium Plus

A6 Prestige

MSRP

$58,900

$62,700

$67,100

Key Features

Quattro all-wheel drive

Audi virtual cockpit

Head-up display with navigation information

 

MMI Navigation plus (8.8" upper screen) with Audi connect

Matrix-design LED headlights with high-beam assistant

12-way front ventilated seats

 

S line Exterior package

Bang & Olufsen® Premium 3D Sound System

HD Matrix-design LED headlights with dynamic
DRLs and animation

 

LED headlights with LED daytime running lights

Top view camera system with Virtual 360 view

Four-zone automatic climate control

 

Contrast stitching on dashboard and seats

MMI Navigation plus (10.1" upper screen) with Audi connect

Power soft closing doors

     

Ambient interior lighting package plus

We Recommend

Choose the Premium Plus for utmost bang-for-your-buck, while the Premium is a base level trim with just the fundamental features. The Audi virtual cockpit is a must have in the A6 sedan, which enhances the user experience. The Bang and Olufsen speaker system fills the cabin with rich surround sound, a worthy upgrade over the basic setup.

2019 Audi A6 Fuel Economy

The 48-volt mild hybrid system has brought the fuel economy number up by 2 mpg compared to the 2018 model. This sedan now makes 30 miles to the gallon on highways and a slightly disappointing 21 mpg in the city. However, the lesser fuel economy in consequence to more power is totally acceptable.

Model

Audi A6 3.0 TFSI Premium Quattro sedan

Jaguar XF Sedan

Maserati Ghibli

BMW 530i sedan

Lexus GS 350 sedan

2018 Genesis G80 3.8 sedan

2018 Volvo S90 T5 Momentum sedan

2018 Mercedes e300 sport sedan

MPG (city)

21

25

17

24

20

19

25

22

MPG (highway)

30

34

24

34

28

27

34

30

MPG (combined)

24

28

19

27

23

22

27

25

The economy you get from the Audi is much better than the Maserati Ghibli and the Genesis G80. However, the class leaders are the Jaguar XF and the Volvo S90, which exhibit upto 34 mpg on highways. The closest rival to the A6, the BMW 530i also gives great mileage and a combined mileage of 27 compared to Audi’s 24.

2019 Audi A6 Exterior

New 2019 A6 has a wider, lower grille and pronounced bulges over the wheels for a slightly more macho look. The A6’s makeover is subtle, and follows more closely the A5 that received a sharper window line and subtle sculpting on the body lines. - Car Connection

Design and Dimensions

Rather than making radical changes, the engineers at Ingolstadt make small but significant updates to the design and keep the lineup au courant. The bold creases on the A6's bodywork make the light ripple across the sedan. The 2019 A6 is marginally wider than before, particularly around the wheel arches which give the sedan a low hunkered look and an imposing character. Adding to that, the big wide grin with the four-ringed badge and shiny chrome slats, gives the A6 a distinctly Audi persona.

Model

Audi A6 3.0 TFSI Premium Quattro sedan

Jaguar XF Sedan

Maserati Ghibli

BMW 530i sedan

Lexus GS 350 sedan

2018 Genesis G80 3.8 sedan

2018 Volvo S90 T5 Momentum sedan

2018 Mercedes e300 sport sedan

Curb weight (lbs.)

4266

3590

3990

3790

3726

4195

3870

3792

Length(in)

194.4

195.0

195.7

194.6

192.1

196.5

200.1

193.8

Width(in)

74.3

78.2

76.6

73.5

72.4

74.4

74.0

72.9

Height(in)

57.4

57.4

57.7

58.2

57.3

58.3

57.1

57.8

Ground clearance (in)

4.2

4.1

N/A

5.7

5.1

5.3

6.0

5.5

Wheelbase (in)

115.1

116.5

118

117.1

112.2

118.5

120.5

115.7

Track width (in) F/R

N/A

61.4/61.8

64.4/65.1

63/63.9

N/A

64.1/65.3

63.7/63.7

63.6/63

The Audi is much heavier than rest of the sedans in the competition. The Lexus is the shortest one in the team while the Volvo S90 is the longest. The Jag XF is widest sedan, while the Lexus being quite slender. Sitting low to the ground, you’d find the Audi and Jaguar with the least clearance, with the Volvo on the taller side having 6-inches clearance.

2019 Audi A6 Safety

2019 Audi A6 Safety and Reliability

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Audi connect Emergency Sos
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Audi pre sense city Forward Collision
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
  • Power Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3...
  • Back-Up Camera

2019 Audi A6 Competition

Audi A6 vs Maserati Ghibli

The Italian mid-size luxury sedan comes with slightly more power than the A6 sedan, however, the german engineering trumps the Italian anyday. The Quattro all wheel drive system paired to the 3.0L V6 and the 7-speed dual clutch transmission make the A6 fun and dynamic when you need it, but tame and efficient when it needs to. On the inside, the traditional but outdated cabin of the Ghibli seems more plush, but the ergonomically refined cabin of the A6 feels more comfortable in the long run.

Audi A6 vs BMW 530i

The BMW has long been known as the primary choice for enthusiasts due to the sole focus on power and rear wheel drive, however, the 5-series now maintains a balance between performance and efficiency and is now a closer rival to the A6. Equally plush interiors and tech-rich infotainment, choosing between the two sedans is steadily getting harder through subsequent generations.

Audi A6 vs Lexus GS 350

The Lexus has made the GS 350 as an affordable luxury sedan with performance not as great as the all-stars of the segment, However, Lexus maintains great handling and driving dynamics with the low sticker price. The interiors are just as impressive as the A6, if not better. On the infotainment, the A6 is way better with the virtual cockpit and huge touchscreens. So, if you feel the A6 is a bit excessive on the power, the Lexus is a good option to consider.

2019 Audi A6 Final Verdict

The Audi midsize luxury sedan is one of the best all-rounder family cars you can buy. Great engine - check, opulence - check, high-tech infotainment - check, practicality - check, economy - almost there. However, the Four Ringer comes at a price, although less than the Poseidon's Trident (Maserati). If you’re confident enough that the Audi A6 won’t break your bank, you won’t regret a minute you spend in the sedan.