Even though it hasn't had a major update in five years, the 2017 Audi A6 remains near the top of its hotly contested class with a commendable blend of style, comfort and performance. Add in styling that is still attractive despite the model's age, a slew of the latest technology and a competitive base price, and it's no wonder the A6 has remained a steady seller in Audi's extensive lineup for many years.
After a minor update a year ago, and with a complete redesign coming next year, the A6 has only received a few minor changes for 2017. These include the addition of the S-line exterior style package as standard equipment, new wheel choices and exterior colors, LED ambient lighting and infotainment system upgrades. But perhaps the biggest news is the addition of the A6 Competition model, with a more powerful engine, sporty trim and a number of extra comfort and convenience features.
The roomy interior of the A6 surrounds occupants with a tasteful mix of quality leather, wood accents and metal trim. In addition to high-end materials, it boasts comfortable, supportive seats and a wide array of useful features, including an almost overwhelming complement of standard and available technology.
The powerplant for the base A6 is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The standard transmission for the front-wheel-drive model is a seven-speed, dual-clutch automated manual, while the all-wheel-drive Quattro version comes with an eight-speed automatic. Move up to the A6 3.0 and you get a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 that generates 333 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque, or select the Competition model and that same V6 is tweaked to 340 hp.
Although the A6 is not small or light, it can hold its own against major competitors in the handling department. Even the standard setup provides enough cornering prowess to satisfy most drivers. But those looking for even more performance can choose a six-cylinder model, larger wheels and beefier suspension components. For the drivers who want a less equipped car but would like some suspension upgrades, a sport suspension and wheel package are available on lower trim models.
Fuel economy for the front-wheel-drive A6 with the four-cylinder engine is rated by the EPA at a combined 28 mpg (24 city/34 highway), while an all-wheel-drive model with the V6 gets a combined rating of 24 mpg (21 city/29 highway).
The base 2.0T Premium trim level already comes equipped well enough to rival pretty much anything in its class. The 2.0T Premium Plus model adds a number of comfort, convenience and technology features, and the 3.0T Premium Plus and 3.0T Prestige tack on those niceties, as well as the V6 engine. Finally, the new 3.0T Competition includes an even higher-powered V6 and an assortment of sporty touches. Whichever 2017 Audi A6 best meets your needs, let Edmunds help you find the perfect one for you.
2017 Audi A6 Overview
The 2017 Audi A6 is offered in the following submodels: Sedan. Available styles include 2.0T Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 2.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), and 3.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A). A6 models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 A6 comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic. The 2017 A6 comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.
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Vehicle 3.0T Prestige quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)
Review There is no perfect car, but this one comes pretty close, with mostly "pluses" and just a few "cons." The only options I did not order on the Prestige Package were a Bang and Olufsen stereo, the $3300 comfort seat upgrade and night vision (The Prestige comes with 12-way ventilated seats). I also stuck with the stock 18" 245/45 all weather tires because of their higher profile. On the plus side are its stylish look in Florett Silver with Atlas Beige/Dark Walnut interior, great handling, extreme comfort, great temperature and direction controls, wonderful visibility, well-designed driver assistance, and great parking assist (easiest car I have ever parked beside the 2017 Q5). The virtual cockpit and heads up displays are easy to use, informative and very helpful. It's great having the Nav display directly in front of the driver. The transmission shifts smoothly, and for such a powerful car, it is surprisingly quiet when accelerating, and there is virtually no wind noise when cruising, The ECO start/stop was a little hard to get used to (abrupt stop), but I really like the fuel savings it affords around town. Speaking of fuel economy, I have been getting between 30-36 mpg on trips and averaging 25 mpg combined. FANTASTIC! I think the secret is that I allow the adaptive cruise to pretty much control the car on a trip. On the "con" side, the info system does take time to figure out. I spent over 2 hours with Audi Connect getting the AT&T SD card and navigation system reprogrammed, I am still learning the system. I wish all the information on the retractable Nav screen could be turned off so the entire screen displayed the route. I wish connection to the internet was included in the price like GM proposes to do on its new models. The garage door HomeLink was a bear to set. The salesman spent over an hour at my home setting it up, but it has worked well since being programmed. Dash glare is another "con." I had ordered the brown interior and dash trim with the expectation that dash glare would be reduced. NOT! My 2011 Volvo S80 had a similar colored dash that gave off almost no dash glare. Instead of using a grained glare-reducing material over the entire dash, Audi used hard plastic around the heads up display and other selected places which, in combination, produces a lot of reflection on the windshield. It apparently failed to engineer the windshield angle to reduce glare on the type of dash materials it chose to use. I also join others in expressing a desire that the car have a little more storage space in the front passenger compartment, but I have learned to do more with less junk in the cabin of the car. It is only these later "cons" that kept me from giving the car 5 stars overall. Its looks, its performance, its comfort, fuel economy, etc. all call for 5 stars. Because of some convenience issues, however, I could only give it 4 overall. (PS: The price for this category of car was in line with its competitors, and I thought the dealer treated me fairly considering the additional warranties that were included in the out-the-door price. Therefore, the price rating should be read as an N/A. It was not a factor in my ratings.)
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Is the 2017 Audi A6 safe? The 2017 Audi A6 earned a 5-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: Side Impact Test, Roof Strength Test, Rear Crash Protection/Head Restraint, IIHS Small Overlap Front Test Results, Moderate Overlap Front Test Results, and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 3.0 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
2017 audi a6 2.0T Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended) 26 combined MPG 22 city MPG/32 highway MPG
2017 audi a6 2.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended) 25 combined MPG 22 city MPG/31 highway MPG
2017 audi a6 3.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required) 24 combined MPG 21 city MPG/29 highway MPG
What options are available on the 2017 Audi A6?
Available Audi A6 2017 Submodel Types: Sedan, Diesel, Wagon
Available Audi A6 2017 Trims: 2.0T Premium Plus quattro, 3.0T Premium Plus quattro, 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro, 3.0T Premium quattro, 3.2 quattro, 3.0T Prestige quattro, 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro, 2.0T Premium quattro, TDI Premium Plus quattro, 2.0 TFSI Sport quattro, 3.0 TFSI Prestige quattro, TDI Prestige quattro, 2.0T Premium, 2.0T Premium Plus, 2.7T quattro, 2.8 quattro, 3.0T quattro, 4.2 quattro, 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro, 3.0 Avant quattro, 3.0 quattro, 3.0T Competition Prestige quattro, 3.2 Avant quattro, 4.2 Prestige quattro, 2.7T S-Line quattro, 3.0 TFSI Premium quattro, 3.0 TFSI Sport quattro, 3.2
Exterior Colors: Brilliant Black, Moonlight Blue Metallic, Mythos Black Metallic, Ibis White, Glacier White Metallic, Phantom Black Pearl Effect, Ice Silver Metallic, Night Blue Pearl Effect, Oolong Gray Metallic, Tornado Gray Metallic, Aviator Blue Metallic, Dakota Gray Metallic, Florett Silver Metallic, Light Silver Metallic, Quartz Gray Metallic, Matador Red Metallic, Havanna Black Metallic, Oyster Gray Metallic, Arctic White, Aventurine Blue Pearl Effect, Daytona Gray Pearl Effect, Garnet Red Pearl Effect, Java Brown Metallic, Santorin Blue PL Effect, Aviator Grey Metallic - Audi Exclusive, Cumulus Blue - Audi Exclusive, Dark Sapphire Pearl Effect - Audi Exclusive, Daytona Gray Metallic, Jazz Brown Metallic - Audi Exclusive, Ming Blue Pearl, Stratos Blue Pearl Effect