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2009 Audi A6

  • 2009 Audi A6 3.0T Avant Wagon

    3.0T Avant Wagon

    • MAX MPG
      26
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      300/310
    • ENGINE
      3.0L V6
    • MSRP
      $53,310
  • 2009 Audi A6 3.0T Sedan

    3.0T Sedan

    • MAX MPG
      26
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      300/310
    • ENGINE
      3.0L V6
    • MSRP
      $50,100
  • 2009 Audi A6 3.2 Sedan

    3.2 Sedan

    • MAX MPG
      27
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      255/243
    • ENGINE
      3.1L V6
    • MSRP
      $45,100
  • 2009 Audi A6 4.2 Sedan

    4.2 Sedan

    • MAX MPG
      23
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      350/325
    • ENGINE
      4.2L V8
    • MSRP
      $60,950
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2009 Audi A6 Review

If you’re looking for a luxury touring sedan that offers plenty of high-tech gadgets and a pleasant ride, then the 2009 Audi A6 may be your choice. The quattro’s AWD can help you navigate the roads in inclement weather.

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Overview

The 2009 Audi A6 is a midsize luxury sedan known for its good looks, luxurious interior, and Audi’s engineering excellence. Available as a sedan and as an Avant wagon, the Audi A6 offers drivers the comfort and high-tech gadgets and innovation to make driving your Audi A6 a pleasure.

The 3.0T quattro is equipped with a supercharged 3.0-liter 300 hp V-6 engine and an AWD (all-wheel-drive) six-speed shiftable automatic transmission. Standard equipment particular to the 3.0T quattro includes a mechanical center differential, center limited slip differential, and heated seats.

The 4.2 quattro is equipped with a 4.2-liter 350 hp V-8 engine and an AWD six-speed shiftable automatic transmission. It offers eighteen-inch alloy wheels, high pressure headlamp washers, dusk-sensing Xenon HID (High-Intensity Discharge) headlights, front and rear ventilated disc brakes, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, self-dimming rearview mirror, memory settings for two drivers, navigation system with voice activation, and a Bose premium audio system with AM/FM/CD-changer /MP3/Satellite/iPod with radio data system, Bluetooth capability, and nine speakers.

The Premium Plus package (available on the 3.2 and 3.0T quattro), offers eighteen-inch wheels, bi-Xenon headlights, auto-dimming rearview mirror, LED daytime running lights, aluminum door sill trim, and driver memory functions.

The Prestige package, standard on the 4.2 Audi A6, is available for the 3.2 quattro. It features updated 18-inch alloy wheels, a backup camera, adaptive headlights, keyless ignition, steering wheel-mounted shift paddles, power adjustable steering wheel, navigation system with voice activation, and an updated audio system.

The Range

Body Styles: Sedan and Avant wagon
Engines: 3.1-liter 265 hp V-6, 3.0-liter 300 hp supercharged V-6, 4.2-liter 350 hp V-8
Transmissions: Automatic FWD CVT, AWD six-speed shiftable automatic
Models: Base 3.2 Audi A6, 3.0T Audi A6 quattro, 4.2 Audi A6 quattro

What's New

  • The 2009 Audi A6 offers a new engine in the 3.0T model.
  • It’s a supercharged 3.0-liter, 300-hp V-6; it offers the performance that Audi drivers want.
  • Combined with Audi’s re-tuned suspension, it offers the power and handling that makes driving it a pleasure.
  • LED running lights and LED taillights are new this year. Gone is last year’s sport-tuned suspension.

Exterior

Audi’s grille has been updated to reflect the company’s front end design across the model line. The front end has been restyled; optional LED running lights have been added, as have the LED taillights in the sedan.

Interior

The interior of the 2009 Audi A6 is refined and elegant. Wood and leather trim provide the opulence. Audi’s MMI controls many systems from a single control knob, but it takes some getting used to. Cargo space in the sedan’s trunk is 16 cubic feet while the Avant wagon offers a maximum cargo capacity of 34 cubic feet.

Performance & Handling

The 3.0T engine offers the best performance of the available engines. It can go from zero to 60 mph in less than six seconds. The supercharged engine can match its competitors for performance. The 4.2-liter, V-8 engine is a pricey addition to the bottom line, yet it offers practically identical zero to 60 track times.

The Audi A6 is a fine touring vehicle. It can handle the tight turns, and the re-tuned suspension offers the quietly luxurious comfort drivers and passengers will appreciate. The quattro’s AWD offers reliability when road traction is lacking.

Safety

ABS, front seat side-mounted airbags, full-length curtain airbags, stability control, and disc brakes are among the A6’s standard safety features. Rear seat side airbags are optional.

EPA Fuel Economy

Audi A6 Base 3.2: 18/27 mpg city/highway
Audi A6 3.0T quattro: 18/26 mpg city/highway
Audi A6 4.2 quattro: 16/23 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Luxury cabin
  • Supercharged V-6 and AWD in 3.0T quattro
  • Folding rear seat
  • Responsive transmission

You Won't Like

  • MMI is confusing and outdated
  • Unimpressive V-8 engine
  • 3.2 model is nothing to get excited about

Sum Up

If you’re looking for a luxury touring sedan that offers plenty of high-tech gadgets and a pleasant ride, then the 2009 Audi A6 may be your choice. The quattro’s AWD can help you navigate the roads in inclement weather.

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