2008 Audi A6

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2008 Audi A6 Review

A luxury sedan with solid performance and elegant styling.

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The 2008 Audi A6 has really helped Audi gain recognition in the U.S. car market. The car looks sleek and stylish on both the interior and exterior. It offers a long list of standard luxury and convenience features as well. To complete the total A6 package, Audi provides two powerful engine options and a very smooth handling system, which allow for fun drivability and a comfortable ride.

Midsize four-door sedans with superior handling and smooth drivability still seem very rare. So many midsize cars simply serve as standard family hauling machines and suit people who frequently carry others for day-to-day driving. The 2008 Audi A6 meets the needs of those looking for space, luxury, and fun.

The Range

Body Styles: midsize sedan, midsize hatchback
Engines: 3.1-liter V-6, 4.2-liter V-8
Transmissions: continuously variable six-speed automatic
Models: Audi A6 3.2, Audi A6 3.2 Quattro, Audi A6 4.2 Quattro

What's New

Audi A6 received a substantial makeover in 2005. The 2008 A6 only receives a few minor alterations but remains relatively unchanged from the previous year. All A6 sedans and Avants get standard S line exterior styling, which was optional in the 2007 model. New special features include satellite radio, headlight washers, and seatback storage pockets. New optional elements come in the form of a lane departure warning system and an S line interior package to embrace a sportier cabin look.


The A6’s smooth and sleek body design is one of its primary selling points. The large trapezoid-shaped grille easily grabs attention. The sedan style also features an up-swept shoulder line which Audi refers to as a ?curved dome? within the middle of the hood to add a unique look. Both the sedan and hatchback models feature the sweeping curves of wraparound taillights and a horizontal chrome trunk strip to round out the tail of the car.


The 2008 Audi A6 features standard leather upholstery to surround all five occupants in luxury. The leather-wrapped steering wheel also features a trapezoid center style to mimic the car’s outside grille. The controls on the wide center console face slightly toward the driver to make them easier to manipulate while driving. All 2008 models have the Audi Multi Media Interface system with a seven-inch color screen that controls almost all vehicle functions. Tech-savvy options for the cabin include a Bose audio system, Adaptive Cruise Control, adaptive air suspension, and a rear-view camera.

Performance & Handling

The 2008 Audi A6 offers two engine options. The A6 3.2 contains a 3.1-liter V-6 that generates 255 horsepower and 243 lb-feet of torque. Meanwhile, the A6 4.2 model includes a 4.2-liter V-8 that produces 350 horsepower and 325 lb-feet of torque. The sedan selection can come with either engine, but the wagon body style only uses the V-6. The 3.2 model front-drive sedan has a continuously variable transmission with driver-selectable shift points. All other A6 models come with a six-speed automatic transmission and the Quattro all-wheel-drive system.


Standard safety features include anti-lock disc brakes, stability control, standard front-seat side airbags and full-length head curtain airbags. Rear-seat side airbags are optional.

EPA Fuel Economy

Audi A6 V-6: 17/25 mpg city/highway
Audi A6 V-8: 16/23 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • All-wheel drive offered on all trim levels
  • Strong V-8
  • High-quality interior style

You Won't Like

  • Handling not as sharp as competition
  • No manual transmission option
  • V-6 engine falls short on low-end torque

Sum Up

A luxury sedan with solid performance and elegant styling.

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