Audi A6
Audi A6
Audi A6

2020 Audi A6

Pros: Well finished cabin; fine ride/handling balance

Cons: Complicated control system; steering lacks feel

CG Says: After a year’s absence, the high-performance S6 returns to the 2020 Audi A6 lineup. The S6 is powered by a 444-horsepower twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 paired with a 48-volt mild hybrid system and an 8-speed automatic transmission. The A6 gains standard lane-departure warning, heated power mirrors, and self-dimming headlights. There is also a new SUV-flavored allroad A6 wagon (see separate review). Audi’s midsize sedan was redesigned for 2019, gaining fresh-but-familiar styling, new technology features, and new mild hybrid powertrains. The base engine is 248-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine paired with a 12-volt mild hybrid system and 3.0T models have a 335-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 paired with a 48-volt mild hybrid system. Both engines are mated to 7-speed automated-manual transmission. All A6 and S6 Audis have standard all-wheel drive. Available safety features include adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, intersection and left-turn assist that monitors oncoming traffic at low speeds, and vehicle-exit-assist system warns if a car or bicycle is approaching as a door is opened. The Audi A6 is a conservatively designed premium midsize sedan that has an impeccably finished cabin and nicely tuned ride/handling balance. Prices are high, and the infotainment system is complicated, but the A6 is an appealing alternative to the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

The Facts
Class Premium Midsize Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Audi
Nation of Manufacture Germany
Base Prices A6 2.0T Premium: $55,895
A6 2.0T Premium Plus: $59,595
A6 2.0T Prestige: $65,795
A6 3.0T Premium: $60,795
A6 3.0T Premium Plus: $64,495
A6 3.0T Prestige: $70,695
S6 Premium Plus: $74,895
S6 Prestige: $78,795

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder/electric motor (A6 2.0T)
Horsepower
248
Std. Transmission
7-speed automated-manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
24
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
32

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter V6/electric motor (A6 3.0T)
Horsepower
335
Std. Transmission
7-speed automated-manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
29

Optional Engine
turbocharged 2.9-liter V6/electric motor (S6)
Horsepower
444
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
18
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
28
Audi S6
2020 Audi S6
Road Tests and Additional Info
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5
100%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 4
80%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 5
100%

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