2001 Audi A6 4.2 Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 5A)
I didn't expect to love this car. After a 20
minute work out with a 540, I was still
pumped when I got to the Audi dealer. I
expected to confirm 540 supremacy - wrong!
The A6 shocked me - beautiful & polished;
solid feel from the door handle to the wheel;
powerful, lusty V8; smooth & confident pedal
response and a "one-ness" not found in the
I knew the quattro would have an advantage
in snow & ice, I didn't expect the significant
difference on wet, gravel, sandy roads, or
even uphill turning acceleration.
The 540 is an awesome car on a clear dry
day, but for an everyday sports sedan there
is no comparison.
True sports car performance, every day
manners, any day capability and room for
friends. Oh, yes, the 4 year 50K worry free
maintenance is nice, too.
ummm. . . more power, stiffer suspension,
1st gear down-shift capability --- my M5
dreams have been replaced by RS6