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1997 Audi A6

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

Review of the 1997 Audi A6

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  • Pros

    Roomy interior, luxurious appointments, smooth ride, communicative handling

  • Cons

    This car is sloooooooooow

  • What's New for 1997

    A new quattro Value Package is available with a power glass sunroof, larger alloy wheels, bigger tires and, of course, the quattro…

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Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (13 total reviews)

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

300k miles and still going

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Vehicle: 1996 Audi A6

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

2nd owner

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Vehicle: 1996 Audi A6

I purchased this vehicle at an insurance auction, the previous owner purchased it new in 1996 and only put on 8000 miles a year. The vehicle still drives and behaves like it is new. It has perfect get up and go, stereo system sounds amazing and seats are very comfortable on long drives. I do not like that the 1995 model had a recall for the ignition and even though the 1996 does the same exact thing it has not been recalled. Other than that the car is amazing in the snow and ice and just a very amazing car, i now have 124,000 miles on the vehicle and do not want to get rid of it. I would like to buy another Audi, maybe a convertible this time.

Great well rounded car

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Vehicle: 1996 Audi A6

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.

Gas Mileage


  • 17
  • cty
  • 23
  • highway
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Full 1997 Audi A6 Review

What's New for 1997

A new quattro Value Package is available with a power glass sunroof, larger alloy wheels, bigger tires and, of course, the quattro all-wheel-drive system. Selective unlocking capability expands to the remote keyless entry fob, and the alarm system now features interior monitoring. Jacquard cloth upholstery is new, and three new colors debut: Tornado Red, Volcano Black metallic and Byzantine metallic.

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