• Fuel economy (2.0T)
  • Elegant interior
  • High-tech features
  • Overboosted power steering
  • Optional LED headlights look better than they work
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Audi’s high-style midliner.

By Automobile Magazine

What's New for A6 in 2013

The return of the S6 is the big news for 2013. Although it has lost two cylinders (going from a V-10 to a V-8), it gains two turbochargers and is actually quicker than before, reaching 60 mph in 4.8 seconds. At the other end of the A6 spectrum, we note the expanded availability of the 2.0T engine, which can now be had with Quattro as well as with front-wheel drive. ..more

Overview

The Audi A6 was redesigned a year ago with an even sleeker exterior, a characteristically well-designed interior, and a major leap forward in in-car technology. The navigation system can show Google Earth images, a mobile internet hot spot for up to eight devices can be set up, and the MMI system uses a touch pad on the center console that you draw on with your finger (sounds gimmicky, but it’s really neat). The revised Quattro all-wheel-drive system, which is standard in all but the base car, is rear-biased and imbues the A6 with handling that rivals its rear-wheel-drive competitors’. The base engine is Audi’s 2.0T turbo four, which gets impressive fuel economy and is now available with Quattro as well as front-wheel drive. A smooth and potent supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 is the uplevel engine; it comes standard with Quattro. For 2013, the S6 returns, but it now uses a new, 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 good for 420 hp. The S6 chassis is upgraded with an air suspension and variable damping, nineteen-inch wheels are fitted, and the all-wheel-drive system incorporates an active rear differential. The interior has leather sport seats with diamond stitching, a sport steering wheel, and special trim. The exterior is subdued, marked with an S6-specific grille, a rear diffuser, aluminum side mirrors, and a rear spoiler.

Safety

Front, side, knee, and side curtain air bags; traction and stability control; a rearview camera; and ABS are standard. Rear side air bags, blind-spot monitoring, 360-degree cameras, adaptive headlights, Audi Pre Sense Plus, and infrared night vision with pedestrian detection and a head-up display are optional.

Key Competitors For The 2013 Audi A6

  • BMW 5-series
  • Cadillac CTS
  • Lexus GS
  • Mercedes-Benz E-class

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2013 A6 Standard Equipment

Braking and Handling

  • Four Wheel ABS

Climate Control

  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Rear Air Conditioning

Convenience

  • Auto On Headlights
  • Cruise Control
  • Keyless Entry
  • Power Locks
  • Power Trunk/Liftgate
  • Power Windows
  • Steering Wheel Scope
  • Trip Computer
  • Vehicle Information Center

Interior

  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Premium Interior Trim

Safety

  • Auto Day/Night Mirror
  • Auto Tilt Down Mirrors
  • Brake Assist
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
  • Heated Outside Mirrors
  • Heated Wiper/Washers
  • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
  • Memory Mirrors
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Fog Lights
  • Stability Control
  • Theft Deterrent System
  • Traction Control

Seats

  • Folding Rear Seat
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat

Sound and Entertainment

  • Compact Disc MP3 Capable
  • iPod Connector
  • Satellite Radio

Technology

  • Blue Tooth Compatible
  • Homelink Universal Transmitter
  • Voice Activated Controls
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