2013 Audi A6 Review

  • Performance
    4.1 of 5.0
  • Cost of Ownership
    4.2 of 5.0
  • Interior
    4.2 of 5.0
  • Reliability
    3.5 of 5.0
30 Sep 2013

Not too long ago, the main thing you needed to decide on when buying a luxury sedan was whether you wanted a sport or luxury design. It was the makers’ fault that customers were short of options when it came to buying midsize luxury sedans. Now, BMW was the only manufacturer that managed to find a balance between the two. However, its reign didn’t last for long since Audi entered the arena with its A6. Audi spent the best part of last year revamping the A6 and its efforts have paid off handsomely.

What’s New?

Though Audi has made a host of changes to the A6, most of them are subtle and the casual buyer may not be able to discern what’s different. The first thing to note is the roomier interiors. More space on the inside provides more comfort to the passengers. This can be attributed to the longer wheelbase Audi has opted for in the new A6.

The surprising aspect of the car is that the outer dimensions are smaller. It is a marvel how Audi has managed to reduce the size of the exterior while increasing the room in the interior. The new A6 has borrowed a couple of features from the A7 and A8, notably the headlights and the trapezoidal grille.

In addition, the car is much lighter. The increased use of aluminum for making the car has reduced the weight of the car considerably. You will feel the difference yourself when you take the wheel.

Real Power

The 2.0T version of the Audi A6 packs a turbocharged 2.0-litre engine under the hood, offering up to 258lbs of torque and 211 horsepower. The 3.0T has a 3.0-litre V6 engine that delivers 325lbs of torque with a 310 horsepower. There is also a 420-hp version of the A6 you can buy if you want real power on the road. As you can see, the A6 packs a real punch when on the road.

Cutting-Edge Technology

Audi has ensured that the A6 competes with the top cars on the market today by adding cutting-edge technology. You get to enjoy mobile internet when on the road, which is surprisingly reliable and you don’t lose signals even when going fast. Also, there is a special night-vision feature that helps you spot pedestrians. No more will you be at the risk of hitting jaywalkers who come out of nowhere right in front of your car. The car also has adaptive suspension and a head-up display.

Comfort Personified

Audi is known for the comfort its cars deliver and the A6 is no exception. The interior space has increased, giving you more head and legroom. The interiors are of the highest quality and really add to the visual appeal of the A6. Audi has also tweaked the ride quality and it is better than ever. It offers a smooth ride regardless of how fast you are going.

Safe and Sound

The Audi A6 comes with a host of safety features. The standard features include stability control, antilock disc brakes and airbags (full-length side curtain and front knee). The more advanced trims have even more airbags. You can also opt for a blind-spot warning system as along with the Audi Pre-Sense Plus System. The latter alerts the driver of an impending crash in addition to activating the brakes.

Final Words

Solid, sensible and safe, the Audi A6 is among the best luxury sedans on the market and the absolute best in the midsize range by far. It will cost you anywhere from $40K to $70K depending on the trims and add-ons you opt for. Keeping all the features in mind, the car is affordable and delivers optimum value for money. It is a great choice if you are considering buying a luxury car.