Audi A6 Models and A6 History

The A6 has been Audi’s mid-line luxury product in the United States since 1995 when it replaced the Audi 100. Initially a rebadged version of the previous 100 model, the Audi A6 received its first dedicated redesign for the 1998 model year. The 1998 model had an aerodynamic four-door sedan and a practical premium wagon version propelled by a 200-horsepower, 2.8-liter V-6 engine. The A6 sedan had front-wheel drive as well as the Audi quattro all-wheel drive system options.

 

The 1998 model came standard with heated mirrors, leather seats and a power sunroof. In 2000, a V-8 variant of the Audi A6 sedan was introduced with a 300-horspower 4.2-liter displacement engine. The following model year, the 2001 model was a recipient of a 2.7-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine that produced 250-horsepower. A 3.0-liter V-6 engine replaced the 2.8-liter powerplant resulting in an additional 17 horsepower for the luxury car.

 

The all-new 2005 Audi A6 sedan was the first to have Audi’s MMI (Multi Media Interface). By 2006, engine output for the 4.2-liter V-8 model had climbed to 335 horsepower. A 300-horsepower 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 engine was added to the line-up in 2009. In 2012, the Audi A6 received a radical redesign that included becoming the first vehicle in the Audi line-up to debut the new headlamp housings and a trapezoidal grille. The 2012 model arrived only in the form of a four-door sedan to the United States. Front-wheel drive versions of the 2012 model, were propelled by a new 2.0-liter turbocharged powerplant. For the 2014 model year, a 3.0-liter TDI diesel engine joined the Audi A6 line-up in North America allowing fuel economy of up to 38 miles per gallon on the highway.

New and Used A6 Prices, Audi A6 Model Years and History

The A6 by Audi represents a timeless merger of luxury and refinement.
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The Audi A6 continues to deliver on luxury, styling and performance, easily securing its place in a lineup of the most popular luxury midsized sedans.
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The luxurious Audi A6 returns for 2016 with all the trimmings and fineries you’d expect, for the right price of course.
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A mid-sized luxury sedan that fully delivers on speed, handling, interior comfort and price, with a decent standard warranty and all of the convenient amenities that one would anticipate from the one of the leaders in luxury automobiles.
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The 2014 Audi A6 is distinguished, sporty, loaded with technology, and available with three different engines to suit any driving style.
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Mainly a carryover for the current model year, the 2013 Audi A6 is a mid-size luxury sedan that is available with two different engines.
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A mid-size luxury sedan with upgraded engine options, the 2012 Audi A6 is a formidable blend of style, class, and performance.
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A formidable player within the ultra-competitive world-class sports sedan category, the 2011 Audi A6 adds standard S Line exterior touches to accent at least 265 horsepower.
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The 2010 Audi A6 is a luxury five-passenger car available as a sedan or wagon, both of which offer a sporty ride and a well-equipped interior.
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Sporty and luxury work together in the 2009 Audi A6, a full-size car that bridges the gap between the midsize A4 and the large A8 and is available either as a sedan or wagon (Avant).
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The 2008 Audi A6, available as a sedan or a wagon, now features the S-Line package standard for all trim levels which increases the exterior design appeal.
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Available as a luxury sedan or wagon, the 2007 Audi A6 blends sophisticated style and comfort with sporty driving performance.
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A luxury five-passenger car, the 2006 Audi A6 is now available in a wagon in addition to the previously available sedan body-style.
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Freshly restyled, the 2005 Audi A6 is a luxury five-passenger sedan with sporty driving characteristics and a larger interior volume than the A4.
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The 2004 Audi A6 is larger and more luxurious than the A4 and is available as a sedan or a wagon.
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A luxury five-passenger car available as a sports sedan or wagon, the 2003 Audi A6 is available with a 250 hp 2.7L turbocharged V6 or a 300 hp 4.2L V8.
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The 2002 Audi A6 is a mid-size luxury car that seats five passengers, offers a range of sporty engines, and is available as a sedan or a wagon.
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A mid-size luxury sports car that seats five passengers and is available as a sedan or wagon, the 2001 Audi A6 offers a range of engine choices which vary in power from 250 hp up to 300 hp.
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The 2000 Audi A6 is a luxury mid-size that offers more room and standard amenities than the A4, and is also available as a sedan or wagon.
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A mid-size five-passenger luxury car, the 1999 Audi A6 is available as a FWD wagon, or a sedan with the choice between FWD and quattro AWD.
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The 1998 Audi A6 is a mid-size luxury car that seats five comfortably and is available as a sedan or a wagon.
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