2012 Audi A6 - Edmunds Ratings

2012 Audi A6 3.0T Premium quattro (3.0L V6 Supercharger AWD 8-speed Automatic)
Date Driven: 6/21/2011
Performance A smooth and powerful 3.0L supercharged V6 engine makes 310 hp. Acceleration feels quick and effortless, in part because the quattro AWD system puts all four tires to work, but also because the eight-speed tranamission always has the right gear.
Driving Dynamics There's a tremendous feeling of grip and turn-in is quick and direct. No regular midsize sedan this; the Audi A6 feels eager and tossable.
Ride Comfort The ride is smooth with a hint of firmness. It's the right kind of firmness, though, because impacts are well-damped.
Quietness Good wind noise suppression, but this luxurious and sporty sedan makes some unexciting engine and exhaust noises.
Ergonomics It seems as if all the switches were moved from the center stack to the console. While Audi fans may be familiar with this, others may be put off by the numerous controls in that console area.
Visibility A combination of slim pillars and adequate glass area creates good sight lines.
Seat Access & Space There's plenty of room up front, but the somewhat upright rear seat is a bit tight for three-across usage.
Cargo & Storage There isn't as much trunk volume as we'd like. It's no more than adequate for this class and it feels as if there was more in the last generation.
Build Quality Impressive materials are found throughout and everything fits together nicely. Our sample car did have a slightly misaligned quarter-panel, though.

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