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By Cars.com Staff
June 18, 2010
Vehicle Overview The Audi A6 has changed little since its 2009 redesign. As before, Audi's midsize model comes as a sedan and a wagon, called the Avant. It competes with the BMW 5 Series, Infiniti M sedan, Lexus GS sedan and Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
New for 2011 The Multi Media Interface information and navigation system is standard across the board this year. All models gain the A6 S line Packages bumpers, doorsills and headlight washers as standard.
Exterior The A6 is offered with optional LED daytime running lights that underline the headlights, like on the Audi R8 sports car. The A6 carries the now-traditional deep Audi grille. Optional packages offer 18-inch all-season and 19-inch high-performance tires. Exterior features include:
Standard 17-inch alloy wheels
Optional 18-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires
Optional 19-inch alloy wheels with high-performance tires
Standard fog lights
Standard bi-xenon headlights
Interior The A6 seats five, with a 60/40-split folding bench seat in the rear. Interior features include:
Aluminum trim on steering wheel and center console
Standard keyless entry
Standard MMI information and navigation system
Standard dual-zone automatic air conditioning
Optional heated steering wheel with Cold Weather Package
Optional heated front and rear seats
Optional rear sonar parking assist
Under the Hood All the A6's available engines feature direct injection, a technology that increases power, typically while also improving efficiency. The A6's suspension was updated for 2009, improving ride comfort without sacrificing handling, according to Audi.
Standard 265-horsepower, 3.2-liter V-6 with 243 pounds-feet of torque
Optional 300-hp, supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 with 310 pounds-feet of torque
Optional 350-hp, 4.2-liter V-8 with 325 pounds-feet of torque
Standard seven-speed continuously variable automatic transmission
Optional six-speed automatic
Optional Quattro all-wheel drive
Safety Safety options include a blind spot warning system that illuminates a light on the side mirror if a car occupies that side's blind spot, and a lane departure warning system that vibrates the steering wheel if you stray from your lane. Standard features include:
Side-impact and side curtain airbags
Electronic stability system with traction control
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