Audi A6

The Audi A6 is a luxury sport sedan in production since 1997. The A6 is the successor to the Audi 100, a legendary model in Germany that was first released in 1968. Since its original groundbreaking design, the A6 line has developed to offer a range of design and technological improvements, including options of Torsen four-wheel drive and the quattro system.

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Audi A6 Origins

The first A6 was released in 1994 when Audi switched to an alphanumeric naming system. The first engines for the A6 were the 1.8-liter 20v inline four-cylinder, the 2.8-liter 30v V-6, or the 2.3-liter inline five-cylinder engine which was later dropped from most markets. Diesel engines were also available at this time. The first generation Audi A6, produced approximately from 1994 to 1997, came in a five-speed manual, six-speed manual, or four-speed automatic transmission.

About the Audi A6

The Audi A6 is a single line of cars, and since 1994 Audi has released one model for each year’s lineup. Each year has marked a number of varying options for each vehicle, from different engines to technologies and slight modifications to the body style. Audi uses a classification for each platform, noting changes with an alpha numeric code. The Audi A6 production platforms from 1994 to present are as follows: C4 1994 – 1997, C5 1997 – 2004, C6 2004 – 2011, and C4 for the 2012 model.

The Audi A6, since 2000, has been an acclaimed luxury vehicle, making the Car and Driver “Top Ten” list in 2000-2001 and winning World Car of the Year in 2005. The A6 3.0T won two Car and Driver “Compare” awards, for which it was put up against the BMW 5 series, Mercedes E-Class, Jaguar XF, and Infiniti M.

Audi A6 Evolution

In 1997 Audi introduced the A6 with a new design based on the Volkswagen Group C5 platform and a new internal combustion engine. While always a luxury vehicle, the the Audi A6 also went up in quality starting with the 1997 model.

The 2000 and 2001 models made Car and Driver’s “Ten Best” list. These models were available with a wide range of engines including 1.8-liter 20v regular and turbo, two-liter 20v, various V-6 30v engines, 2.7-liter V-6 30v Turbo, 4.2-liter V-8 40v, 1.9-liter turbodiesel, and 2.5-liter V-6 24v turbodiesel. Both manual and five-speed Tiptronic automatic transmissions were available.

The 2002 model made its debut with a different look with its redesigned grille and headlights along with a change in the body’s molding. Again, a number of engines were available, many tweaked to produce more power. Each subsequent year’s models received minor revisions up to 2004.

The last major upgrade in the A6 line occurred in 2004 with new styling and a more powerful and fuel-efficient engine. Engines included two-liter I4 Turbo, 2.4-liter V-6, 2.8-liter V-6 FSI, 3.2-liter V-6 FSI, 4.2-liter V-8, two-liter I4 TDI, 2.7-liter V-6 TDI, and the three-liter V-6 TDI. These models were highly regarded as some of the most luxurious and powerful vehicles in their class and helped the Audi A6 win the World Car of the Year award.

Modern Audi A6s

The 2012 Audi A6 is a faster and lighter version of past A6 models, and it is also more fuel efficient. It is a premium luxury vehicle. The 2012 A6 model has a steel-aluminum frame for increased performance and safety. Vehicles have the option of auattro all-wheel drive to perform in the harshest road conditions. The 2012 Audi A6 starts at $41,700.

The 2012 Audi A6 is available in the Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige packages. Some of the highlighted features of this year’s model include driver seat memory, eight-way power front seats, four-way power lumbar adjustment on the driver’s seat, a multifunction steering wheel, LED tail lights, keyless start, Audi drive select, music interface compatible with iPhone, and HomeLink remote transmitter. The Premium Plus and Prestige packages add on a number of additional features.

Select an Audi A6 Year

2018 Audi A6

Luxury, Sedan

2017 Audi A6

Luxury, Sedan

2016 Audi A6

Luxury, Sedan

2015 Audi A6

Luxury, Sedan

2014 Audi A6

Luxury, Sedan

2013 Audi A6

Luxury, Sedan

The new 2013 Audi A6 is a midsize luxury sedan known for its performance and good looks.

2012 Audi A6

Luxury, Sedan

The A6 is all-new for 2012. Leather seating surfaces with options including climate and comfort seats are offered. Also, the car is built using a hybrid construction of aluminum and steel; aluminum body panels and a steel frame. This has resulted in a weight reduction of 78 pounds. The A6 also gets a new more efficient turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.

2011 Audi A6

Luxury, Sedan, Wagon

The A7 makes its highly anticipated debut in 2012. It features an industry-first MMI touch that allows the driver to enter navigation and telephone information via handwriting recognition. Also, the rear hatch is equipped with a height-adjustable power-lift system that opens with the touch of a button. The A7 is equipped with a Bang & Olufsen sound system with 15 speakers. The A7 rides on 18-inch wheels, but if you're looking for something bigger, Audi offers 19 and 20-inch wheels.

2010 Audi A6

Luxury, Sedan, Wagon

2009 Audi A6

Luxury, Sedan, Wagon

The 2009 Audi A6 is a midsize luxury sedan known for its good looks, luxurious interior, and Audi’s engineering excellence.

2008 Audi A6

Luxury, Sedan, Wagon

The 2008 Audi A6 has really helped Audi gain recognition in the U.

2007 Audi A6

Luxury, Sedan, Wagon

The 2007 Audi A6 offers plenty of choices.

2006 Audi A6

Luxury, Sedan, Wagon

The 2006 Audi A6 serves as a luxurious vehicle though the price tag on it does not usually compete well with similar models.

2005 Audi A6

Luxury, Sedan

The 2005 A6 falls into the third generation of executive cars manufactured by German carmaker Audi AG.

2004 Audi A6

Luxury, Sedan, Wagon

The A6 is the mid-level luxury car from Audi.

2003 Audi A6

Luxury, Sedan, Sports, Wagon

2002 Audi A6

Luxury, Sedan, Wagon

For the launch of the 2002 model of the Audi A6, slight modifications were made to the interior and exterior of all versions, but the big change is the addition of a new engine and a new transmission to this luxury car.

2001 Audi A6

Luxury, Sedan, Wagon

The 2001 Audi A6 serves as a sharp and handsome executive car in the hotly contested luxury sedan market.

2000 Audi A6

Luxury, Sedan, Wagon

The 2000 Audi A6 is an executive sedan and wagon manufactured by Germany-based Audi.

1999 Audi A6

Luxury, Sedan, Wagon

The 1999 Audi A6 offers a smooth ride and average visual appeal are the main attractions.

1998 Audi A6

Luxury, Sedan, Wagon

While not quite as prevalent as the Audi A4 in terms of sales, the 1998 Audi A6 provides an excellent luxury vehicle with an excellent list of standard features that can be further improved with options.

1997 Audi A6

Luxury, Sedan, Wagon

The 1997 Audi A6 comes in two different body styles, two engine choices, one transmission choice, and four trim levels.

1996 Audi A6

Luxury, Sedan, Wagon

The 1996 A6 is an executive sedan and station wagon manufactured by the prestigious German carmaker, Audi.

1995 Audi A6

Luxury, Sedan, Wagon

The 1995 Audi A6 is the first step in a massive revamp of the Audi line.