2020 Audi A6

MSRP $58,600 - $69,700

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2020 Audi A6 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 29, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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Audi has been in the executive sedan game for decades. When the German automaker revamped its lineup, the Audi 100 was renamed Audi A6. The 2019 Audi A6 was redesigned to remain competitive in its segment. The A6 is all-new with a modern cabin, the latest gadgets, and utmost comfort. The new powertrain options with an MHEV V6 engine and a standard Quattro AWD make it a standout.

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Pros

Lavish cabin

Advanced infotainment

Powerful MHEV V6 engine

Comfortable ride quality

Standard Quattro AWD system

Cons

Maintenance cost

Paid connectivity services beyond 1 year

Hefty price tag

What's New?

Better onboard technology

Peppier powertrain

Lane departure warning as standard. 

Four-zone automatic climate control

New Executive package 

Black optics package


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$64800

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

152 mph

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

121 cu.in.

horsepower

248 hp @ 4300 rpm

torque

273 lbs.-ft. @ 1600 rpm

transmission

7 speed Dual Clutch

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

13.3/13 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

115.1 in.

length

194.4 in.

width

74.3 in.

height

57.4 in.

curb weight

4101 lbs.

ground clearance

4.2 in.

capacity

passenger volume

96.2 cu ft.

cargo volume

13.7 cu ft.

payload capacity

1102 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.1 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

13.1 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

22/25/29 mpg

highway range

618 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

roadside assistance

No


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Trims

Premium Plus$58,600 onwards

Premium$59,800 onwards

Prestige$64,800 onwards

Colors and Styles

2020 Audi A6 in Alpine Green Metallic color
Alpine Green Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

7.0

Features

9.5

Engine and Performance

7.5

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

6.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

7.0

7.7

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.7

Overall Rating


For 2020, the Audi A6 comes with various enhancements and options to make your experience much better. It’s available in two main trims, namely the 45 TFSI and 55 TFSI which are further divided into three sub-trims. With its 2019 design updates, the A6 gets a striking appearance. With a long list of optional packages, the Audi A6 Sedan rivals the likes of Mercedes-Benz E 350, BMW 5 Series, and the Jaguar XF.


9.5/10
Features

7.5/10
Engine and Performance

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

6.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety

7.0/10
Competition


2020 Audi A6 Features

9.5/10

The 2020 Audi A6 Sedan is offered in three trim levels, namely the Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige which are sub-trims of two main trims, 45 TFSI, and 55 TFSI. Its price ranges between $54,900 and $67,900. It is offered with two engine options, a hybrid motor, and a standard Quattro AWD system. The A6 gets premium features and advanced tech and entertainment features. The higher trims get better convenience and driver assistance options. One who needs more power can opt for the 55 TFSI trim and the 45 TFSI trim is dedicated to fuel efficiency. 

Trims 

Premium

Premium Plus

Prestige

MSRP (45 TFSI, 2.0L I4 AWD)

$54,900

$58,600

$64,800

MSRP (55 TFSI, 3.0L I4 AWD)

$59,800

$63,500

$67,900

Key Features

19-inch 10 spoke dynamic design wheels

20-inch V spoke bi-color wheels

Sport-tuned suspension

 

Automatic LED headlamps

Matrix design headlamps

Heated rear seats

 

Audi MMI touch response dual-display infotainment

Leather upholstery with contrast stitching

Audi MMI touch response with a 10.1-inch touchscreen

 

Heated front seats

Power tilt and telescopic steering

Ambient interior lighting

 

Panoramic sunroof

Front fog lamps

4-zone automatic climate control

 

Hybrid electric motor

Convenience package

Driver assistance package

 

Ambient LED interior lighting package

Virtual 360-degree top view with a surround-view camera system 

Heads-up display with navigation support

Which trim should you buy?

The mid-level Premium Plus trim with the 2.0L I4 is the one to go for. It’s priced reasonably well at $58,600 for the features on offer. It comes with leather upholstery as standard and gets additional features like the Matrix headlamps. Also, it gets larger 20-inch V spoke bi-color alloy wheels and convenience package as standard. Moreover, the Premium Plus is not too expensive than the base trim, unlike the top-end Prestige trim.

2020 Audi A6 Engine and Performance

7.5/10

With its TFSI technology, the 2020 Audi A6 Sedan gives you a power boost and keeps the fuel consumption on the lower side. The 45 TFSI Quattro version gets a 2.0L inline-four cylinder motor borrowed from its younger siblings. It pumps out 248 hp to all 4 wheels via the Quattro AWD system. It outputs a good 273 lb-ft of torque at a much lower 1,600 rpm. It is mated to a 7-speed S Tronic automatic transmission that is slick and responsive. 

If you prefer higher performance, then you can go for the 55 TFSI Quattro. It comes with a 3.0L V6 engine combined with a mild hybrid electric motor. It has impressive power figures of 335 horses on the tap and a 369 lb-ft torque that suits its sports sedan profile. With the V6, it makes sure you have enough power to challenge the rivals. Basically, the MHEV system is used for energy regeneration and a start/stop system to improve the efficiency of the engine. 

If you stick with the base engine, you'll still be satisfied with the throttle response as it can do 0-60 MPH in 6.1 seconds and covers the quarter-mile in less than 14 seconds. The power-packed V6 does that in just 5.0 seconds and has a much better quarter-mile timing of 13.1 seconds. The A6 has a top speed of 155 MPH which is very much a standard in the premium sedan segment. 

Models

2020 Audi A6 Sedan

2020 Mercedes-Benz E 350

2020 BMW 530i

2020 Jaguar XF

MSRP

$54,900

$54,050

$53,900

$51,100

Engine

2.0L TFSI VVT I4 Regular

2.0L Turbo I4 Premium

2.0L Turbo I4 Premium

2.0L Turbocharged I4 Premium

Drivetrain

AWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

7-Speed S Tronic automatic w/od

9G Tronic automatic w/od

8-Speed StepTronic automatic w/od

8-Speed 8HP45 automatic w/od

Power

248hp @ 4300 RPM

255hp @ 5800 RPM

248hp @ 5200 RPM

247hp @ 5500 RPM

Torque

273lb-ft @ 1600 RPM

273lb-ft @ 1800 RPM

258lb-ft @ 1450 RPM

269lb-ft @ 1300 RPM

0-60 MPH (seconds)

6.1

5.6

5.8

5.5 

Quarter mile (seconds)

13.9

13.7

13.5

13.6

Top Speed (MPH)

155

155

155

146

The Audi A6 is offered at a slightly higher price than its rivals. It shares its power output with the BMW 530i and the Jaguar XF while the Mercedes E 350 has more power. As the A6 weighs over 4000 lbs, it falls back when it comes to acceleration. The Jaguar XF is surprisingly the fastest one to clock 60 MPH of speed.

Other than the A6, rivals like E 350 and the XF also offer optional V6 engines but with greater power output. Either way, the A6 isn't the fastest sedan yet it is capable of reaching a top speed of 155 MPH whereas the Jaguar XF can't do that.

How well does the 2020 Audi A6 Sedan handle?

Audi sedans are made to deliver sporty handling irrespective of their size. The Audi A6 has a multi-link front and rear suspension that provides proper control both around sharp corners and over different terrains. The Quattro AWD is accompanied by a limited-slip differential that makes it more capable than you'd expect from a vehicle in its segment.

If we talk about ride quality and comfort, Audi is one of the best brands. The 7-Speed STronic automatic with its selectable driving modes gives you the combined convenience of an automatic and thrill of the manual transmission. The Adaptive Chassis package adds an adaptive damping suspension and dynamic all-wheel steering to level up the game.

 2020 Audi A6 Sedan Braking Performance

With its higher four-wheel traction via the Quattro AWD, the Audi A6 is supposed to deliver best-in-class braking performance. To ensure that, it has a 4-wheel anti-lock braking system and regenerative brakes for faster and safer braking. With that, you have front and rear vented discs to keep the brakes cool.

The ABS brakes are paired with brake assistance to keep the sedan safe. We have huge 13.3-inch brake rotors for the front wheels whereas the rear has smaller 13.0-inch rotors. With a hefty curb weight of 4,101 lbs, the 2020 A6 is still able to stop in just 111 feet of distance from 60 MPH, which is quite commendable. The hill hold feature prevents the rolling back of the sedan on a sloping surface.

Models

2020 Audi A6 Sedan

2020 Mercedes-Benz E 350

2020 BMW 530i

2020 Jaguar XF

Brake rotors: Front (inches)

13.3

12.7

12.7

12.8

Brake rotors: Rear (inches)

13.0

11.8

12.5

12.8

Curb weight (lbs)

4,101

3,792

3,746

3,590

60-0 MPH (Feet)

111

109

108

109

Even after weighing remarkably higher than the rivals, the Audi A6 has a close enough braking distance when compared with them. The reason behind it is its regenerative brakes and the huge brake rotors. In terms of braking performance, the BMW 530i stops within the shortest distance of 108 feet whereas the second spot is shared by both Mercedes E350 and the Jaguar XF with 109 feet of stopping distance.

2020 Audi A6 Fuel Economy

6.0/10

With its VVT technology, the Audi A6 will ensure a boost in both performance and fuel mileage. The 248 hp TFSi 4 cylinder of the 2020 A6 returns 24 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. It has a combined economy of 27 mpg which is sufficient for a sedan of its size and capability. You can take it out every day to hit the road with its 600 plus highway range from its 19.3-gallon fuel tank.

With added power and punchiness, the V6 engine might affect the fuel economy of the Audi A6. To curb that, the V6 is mated to a mild hybrid powertrain that turns the gas-guzzler engine into a fuel-efficient car. You get 22 mpg for the city, 29 mpg on the highway with a combined 24 mpg. Still, you have 560 miles of range which can be considered as decent.

Models

2020 Audi A6 Sedan

2020 Mercedes-Benz E 350

2020 BMW 530i

2020 Jaguar XF

MPG City

24

23

25

25

MPG Highway

32

32

33

34

MPG Combined

27

26

28

28

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

19.3

17.4

18.0

19.5

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in miles)

463.2/617.6/521.1

400.2/556.8/452.4

450/594/504

487.5/663/546

It may sound surprising but the Jaguar XF has the most amazing fuel economy in the segment, thanks to its lightweight body. It offers about 546 miles in combined driving conditions. We have the BMW 530i on the second spot with 28 mpg and 504 miles whereas the A6 finds its place on the third spot with 27 mpg and 521 miles of range. The Mercedes-Benz E 350 is the least fuel-efficient with 26 mpg and 452 miles of range, in combined driving conditions. Both XF and A6 offer a longer range with their 19+ gallon fuel tanks.

2020 Audi A6 Interior

8.0/10

The Audi brand is synonymous with modern German craftsmanship. It offers a technology-oriented cabin with ultimate luxury and creature comforts. The 2020 Audi A6 Sedan features a spacious cabin with premium amenities. With a leather-upholstered interior, the A6 has genuine wood and metal-look accents. The dual-tone leatherette dashboard gives an elegant appearance to the A6’s cabin. The AC vents are blended with the sliding design. You have three high-resolution displays that include an all-digital gauge cluster and dual display infotainment. With leather-wrapped heated steering and rightly placed controls, the cabin shouts opulence.

With segment-leading comfort, the Audi A6 has 8-way power heated front bucket seats with 4-way lumbar support. Also, a 40-20-40 split rear bench seat with a foldable seat back helps to extend its cargo capacity of 13.7 cu-ft. The premium leather seats look stylish with contrast stitching. Moreover, you have center armrests in both rows. Audi has fully loaded the A6 when it comes to convenience features and options. The endless convenience starts with voice-activated four-zone climate control, power tilt and telescopic steering wheel, cooled glovebox and cup holders, a first-row panoramic sunroof, ambient LED lighting, adaptive cruise control, and many more

Models

2020 Audi A6 Sedan

2020 Mercedes-Benz E 350

2020 BMW 530i

2020 Jaguar XF

Seating capacity

5

5

5

5

Front row (Headroom/ Shoulder room/ Legroom) (inches)

38.0/57.8/41.3

37.9/57.8/41.3

38.8/58.7/41.4

37.1/56.9/41.5

Rear row (Headroom/ Shoulder room/ Legroom) (inches)

38.1/56.5/37.4

38.2/56.9/35.8

37.5/55.9/36.5

37.6/56.4/36.6

Cargo capacity (Cubic feet)

13.7

13.1

18.7

17.8

With a lavish and well-equipped cabin, the Audi A6 can accommodate up to five passengers including the driver. It offers better seating space and comfort as compared to its rivals. The A6 has the best in class rear-seat legroom. As the focus is on luxury comfort, the A6 lacks practicality as it has a limited cargo capacity of 13.7 cubic feet.

We barely talked about the other optional features as the A6 is not limited to certain standout ones. With the available packages, you can avail of heated rear seats, dual-pane acoustic glass, power soft closing doors, Audi Virtual cockpit plus, a heads-up display, paddle shifters, and much more. Some of the standout interior features are: 

  • Premium leather upholstery
  • Panoramic sunroof 
  • Leatherette dashboard with triple displays
  • Heated 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel
  • Heated 8-way power front bucket seats
  • Four-zone climate control
  • 40-20-40 split rear bench seat

What's there to keep you entertained?

Audi ensures to have great entertainment and media inside the cabin The latest Audi MMI touch response system comes with a dual-display setup at the center. With the premium, we have an 8.8-inch upper touchscreen and a smaller 8.6-inch lower touchscreen. It has smartphone connectivity features such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and supports Amazon Alexa. Also, you get Bluetooth connectivity, USB audio streaming, 4G LTE hotspot, SiriusXM all access with a 3-month trial period. For navigation, you have the Audi MMI navigation system with online traffic information. With the Premium Plus and Prestige trims, there's a bigger 10.1-inch upper touchscreen display that adds MMI navigation plus. 

You can experience good music with the high-quality 10 speaker audio system from Audi itself. Still, you can opt for a Bang and Olufsen 3D sound system with 16 speakers and a 705W amplifier to jam up the cabin. What makes the Audi A6 special is its huge Virtual cockpit display. It is a 12.3-inch all-digital gauge cluster with customizable settings and graphical vehicle representation. The virtual cockpit makes your driving much easier as you get the vehicle's info right in front of view. Moreover, you have a phone box with a wireless charging dock to keep you juiced up always. Some of the standout infotainment features are:

  • Audi MMI touch response system
  • Audi MMI navigation plus
  • Dual high-resolution touchscreens
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Amazon Alexa support 
  • Bang and Olufsen 3D sound system
  • 4G WiFi hotspot
  • SiriusXM all access service

2020 Audi A6 Exterior

6.0/10

With the fifth-generation upgrades, Audi has made it clear that it won't settle for anything less. The A6 is designed uniquely so that one compares it with the sportier S6 sedan. It still has that Audi signature styling. Although, the new generation models get a more lively appearance with sharper design lines and metallic paint options. Audi stands at the top of the list when it comes to exterior lighting. It offers HD matrix LED headlamps with DRLs and animation lighting. The hood lines align with the huge chrome-plated hexagonal single-frame grille and the bumper remains aerodynamic as ever with its massive air intakes. 

The simple side profile of the A6 avoids unnecessary lines except for the chrome treatment on the beltline. With its 19-inch 10 spoke dynamic design wheels, the 2020 Audi A6 Sedan looks sassy. Even the 20-inch V spoke bi-color wheels with the sport package look good with the A6 and don't affect its ride quality. From the rear, the A6 is rather boxy than curvy. With a set of two striking matrix LED tail lamps, the trunk lid gets a chrome bar. The slight scoop on the trunk gives it a sporty appearance. To suit the tail lamp layout, you have dual-tip exhausts at the bottom. With the sport package, you get a 20mm drop in its ride height.

Models

2020 Audi A6 Sedan

2020 Mercedes-Benz E 350

2020 BMW 530i

2020 Jaguar XF

Curb weight (lbs)

4,101

3,792

3,746

3,590

Length (inches)

194.4

193.8

194.6

195.0

Width (inches)

74.3

73.7

73.5

78.2

Height (inches)

57.4

57.8

58.2

57.4

Ground clearance (inches)

4.2

4.7

6.2

4.1

Wheelbase (inches)

115.1

115.7

117.1

116.5

The 2020 Audi A6 is the bulkiest car in the comparison. The A6 weighs at least 200 to 300 pounds more than its rivals. In terms of size, the Jaguar XF is comparatively bigger but is lighter. Its lowered body stance also affects its height as the BMW 530i is slightly taller than the A6. The 2020 Audi A6 sits on the shortest wheelbase, aiding it with more agile handling. Some of the standout exterior features are: 

  • HD matrix LED headlamps
  • Chrome single-frame grille.
  • 19-inch 10-spoke design wheels
  • Metallic color options
  • Sporty stance
  • Dual tip exhausts

2020 Audi A6 Safety

9.0/10

Audi uses an advanced structure for the 2020 A6 that comprises both high-strength steel and lightweight aluminum. It provides advanced durability and rigidity to withstand the impact of any collision. The NHTSA has given it an overall 5-star safety rating in various crash tests and the IIHS has given it the’ 2020 Top Safety Pick’ award which is enough to testify its high safety quotient

The advanced driver assistance and safety features on the A6 are seamless. It is backed by forward collision warning, Pre Sense front and rear, lane departure warning, top-view camera with a 360-degree view, traffic jam assist, intersection assist, adaptive cruise assist, Audi side assist with rear cross-traffic alert, and a blind-spot monitor. Some of the standout safety features are: 

  • Multi-material rigid construction
  • Pre Sense front and rear
  • Lane departure warning
  • Blindspot monitor
  • Audi side assist with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Traffic jam assist
  • Adaptive cruise assist
  • Top-view camera with a 360-degree view

2020 Audi A6 Competition

7.0/10

2020 Audi A6 Sedan vs Mercedes-Benz E 350

The Mercedes-Benz E 350 and the Audi A6 are nearly identical in terms of performance and pricing. Mercedes-Benz has been working towards providing an unmatchable driving experience whereas Audi is taking a step further by including more and more technology in the same aspect. Choosing between the two isn't that easy. The Mercedes E350 will give you the best comfort and agility where the A6 will ensure proper convenience, handling and balance. Both the sedans offer identical fuel efficiency but the Audi A6 offers a better range. 

2020 Audi A6 Sedan vs BMW 530i

When it comes to performance, German brands such as Audi and BMW fight for the top spot. BMW has been into performance far longer. Its main focus is unmistakable performance, dynamics, and control. The Audi A6 does it differently by fine-tuning a balance between both the comfort and driving experience. The Audi A6 gets ahead with its better trim levels, features, and available engine options. The BMW 530i is slightly more fuel-efficient and offers better cargo capacity as well. 

2020 Audi A6 Sedan vs Jaguar XF

Jaguar is the only non-German brand that is a direct rival for Audi. With its surprising performance numbers and lightweight structure, the Jaguar XF is way more practical. It even has a more affordable price tag and better trunk space. Still, you can count on Audi A6 with its advanced technology and comfort levels. You can go fast in the Jaguar XF, but the A6 is a bit more capable as it handles well. The Jaguar is marginally better with fuel efficiency and offers a better range as well. It also provides better braking performance. 

2020 Audi A6 Final Verdict

Audi is pushing its limits with the all-new A6. With the optional V6, it is trying hard to be a sports sedan that holds up well against the competition. Apart from performance, what customers adore is the unparalleled cabin experience along with the comfort and advanced driver assistance technology. It scores high in the safety department as well with numerous safety features. 

The 2020 Audi A6 Sedan is not extravagant from the other cars in its segment. Still, it looks promising with the new design scheme, appealing interior, tons of options and packages, and a fair lineup of trim levels. You can choose from the base Premium trim with limited features to the Premium Plus and Prestige trims that will spoil you with numerous options.

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