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1996 Audi A6 Sedan

 
 

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Audi A6 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.8 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 172 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

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  • What's New for 1996

    Traction control systems have been improved this year. Fans of the manual transmission will mourn the loss of it; all 1996 A6 models are…

 
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  Average Consumer Rating (9 total reviews)

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

300k miles and still going

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Vehicle: 1996 Audi A6 2.8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD

Well maintained and still running! Timing belt every 90K, heating core at 280K, otherwise just brakes, belts, and tires.




Great well rounded car

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Vehicle: 1996 Audi A6 2.8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD

I would admit the car is a little heavy for the 2.8 v6 and the 4 speed automatic tranny doesn't help, but I have had a lot of fun with this car(I can drift and do donuts all day in an snowy parking lot). Unlike other AWD cars the rear wheels have power all the time which means a lot of fun, the quattro is excellent for my Ice rink of a drive way, and provides confidence going into corners. I get decent gas mileage about 22 average which isn't bad for a v6 AWD luxury car that is 12 years old. although I've added two 10" subs the stock sound system is great. The ride is pretty good although it can get a little bumper on broken up roads and the seats are adequate.




Great car to drive

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Vehicle: 1996 Audi A6 2.8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD

Great highway car. It is really easy to drive and feel comfortable even at higher speeds. I've owned since new and have a hard time finding cars I like driving better. Reliability has been only average. Torque sweet spot is very narrow at 3000rpm. Transmission is dumb so power is not delivered often when it should. Fwy entrances can be stressful because at just that speed ~50mph, it wants to upshift and forfeit all torque right when you need it. At speed ~65mph, fwy accel is very good.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
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  • 23
  • highway
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Full 1996 Audi A6 Review

What's New for 1996

Traction control systems have been improved this year. Fans of the manual transmission will mourn the loss of it; all 1996 A6 models are saddled with an automatic shifter.

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