For 2013, the 2.0T 4-cylinder engine is available with quattro all-wheel drive for the first time. And to help save fuel, all models with the 3.0T engine gain engine start/stop. The 18" Sport Package is no longer offered, while a 630-watt Bose premium sound system with subwoofer is newly available. A power trunk opener/closer is also newly available, as is a suite of active-safety features--Audi side assist, Audi pre sense--packaged together with power-folding mirrors. Otherwise, the big news for the A6 lineup is that it's joined by an all-new generation of the performance-oriented S6. With a new 420-horsepower, 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, Audi has improved performance over the previous V10 engine while cutting fuel consumption by up to 25 percent. The S6 includes many more performance improvements, as well as an adaptive suspension.
Stylish interior; strong performance; advanced safety features; MMI Touch interface; magnificent high-end audio systems; fuel-efficiency
The 2013 Audi A6 is a mid-size luxury sport sedan that offers strong performance while also delivering all-weather confidence and good gas mileage. Interior and back-seat space is also a bit better than in other rear-wheel-drive European sport sedans, and the interior appointments themselves stand out as more fashion-forward. Audi claims best-in-class fuel economy for the 2.0T model, which achieves up to 24 mpg city, 33 highway. Advanced technology--whether for safety, information, or entertainment--is where the A6 really stands out. It offers blind-spot monitors, a night vision system, a head-up display, parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, and other leading-edge safety features, but it's also ahead of the curve with its excellent MMI Touch system, which includes a simplified interface and a scratch-pad controller that lets you input addresses by tracing individual letters. Meanwhile, the S6 remains a performance standout--this time with improved mileage, yet with stronger performance than ever. The new model can get to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds.
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