The 2007 Audi A6 offers plenty of choices. It comes in two body styles (wagon and sedan) and offers two engines, two transmission options, and a choice between front and all-wheel drive. All this before you even consider adding optional feature packages.
The 2007 A6, in other words, wants to fit your demands. But that doesn't mean it bends to the quirks of fashion. This Audi features classic aesthetics and sophisticated engineering. If you want something that tries to look fancy, look elsewhere.
While it doesn’t represent the absolute fastest luxury sedan or wagon on the road, its excellent handling, well-crafted interior, and competitive price make it a car worth considering.
Body Styles: midsize sedan, wagon
Engines: 3.2-liter V-6, 4.2-liter V-8
Transmissions: six-speed automatic, continuously variable
Models: Audi A6 3.2, Audi A6 3.2 Quattro, Audi A6 4.3 Quattro, Audi A6 3.2 Avant Quattro
The new 4.2-liter V-8 with direct injection marks one of the most impressive new features. The A6 also presents an updated speedometer and console. Audi eliminates active head restraints for the 2007 version, but the car receives a rear-view camera, a trip computer, and iPod integration.
Although the 2007 Audi A6 comes in two body styles, they both have a common aesthetic. Like many other Audi vehicles, the A6 takes a no-nonsense approach to exterior style. Spot one on the small town streets of post-soviet Russia, and it wouldn't seem out of place. At the same time, it looks perfectly at home on the busy streets of New York City. This results from the 2007 Audi A6’s traditional and classy design that emits strength and precision. If you want a flashy car that fits in with the latest trends, the Audi A6 might disappoint you.
Drivers have a hard time finding a midsize luxury sedan with an interior that beats the 2007 Audi A6's. It comes with a ton of standard features that emphasize comfort, entertainment, and good looks. Leather and wood inlays come standard on all trim levels.
All trim levels also feature Audi's Multi Media Interface, which includes a seven-inch display, a 10-speaker Bose system, a tire pressure monitor, dual-zone automatic climate control, power front seats, and a trip computer. A navigation system remains optional.
Additionally, the 4.2 stacks on even more features, such as heated front seats, adaptive xenon HOD deadlights, driver memory setting, a sunroof, and even nicer leather upholstery.
Buyers can add numerous optional features as well, most of which come in pre-arranged packages.
Performance & Handling
The 2007 Audi A6 trim levels use one of two engines. Models with 3.2 in their names employ a 3.2-liter V-6 that offers an impressive 255 hp and 243 lb-ft of torque. The torque seems a bit underwhelming, but the 3.2 models hold their own once they get going.
The 4.2 trim level models come with a 4.2-liter V-8 that kicks out 350 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. Both of the engines use direct fuel-injection technology, which gives them quite a bit of pep and helps them burn fuel efficiently.
The A6 has soft handling that performs remarkably well in the city as well as on the highway. Its precise steering makes it easy to change lanes and avoid other vehicles on the road. Plus, it offers a quiet cabin that helps you focus on the driving experience instead of feeling distracted by noise.
The A6's Quattro system handles tight curves extremely well, even at high speeds. Plus, it holds a good grip, which makes it easier to drive in slick conditions.
Like other Audi vehicles, the 2007 A6 comes standard with plenty of safety features, including stability control, anti-lock disc brakes, full-length head curtain airbags, and front-seat side airbags. Buyers can add optional rear-seat side airbags.
The 2007 Audi A6 features an impressively safe design as well as numerous safety features. It earns the highest rating in frontal-offset and side-impact tests performed by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety.
EPA Fuel Economy
Audi A6: 17/25 mpg city/highway
- Elegant interior
- Spry drive
- Powerful V-8 engine
- Good price
- MMI system
You Won't Like
- Low torque with V-6
- Doesn't handle as sharply as some competitors
- No manual transmission
A ton of standard features, brilliant handling, and a strong engine at a competitive price in the luxury sedan and wagon market.
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