• (4.8) 12 reviews
  • MSRP: $9,489–$22,153
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 20-25
  • Engine: 300-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2011 Audi A6

Our Take on the Latest Model 2011 Audi A6

What We Don't Like

  • Accelerator lag (supercharged V-6)
  • Touchy brakes
  • Highway wind noise
  • V-8 doesn't offer much more performance
  • Smallish cabin

Notable Features

  • FWD or rear-biased AWD
  • Available 350-hp V-8
  • Six-speed automatic

2011 Audi A6 Reviews

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.

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

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 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
  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system with traction control

Consumer Reviews


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Beautiful car! Head turner!

by BCBorn from Fallbrook, Ca on September 18, 2017

I currently own and drive this car everyday. It's the nicest car I've ever owned and I've owned a few. Has all the power I could ever want or need. Extremely comfortable ride.

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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