2011 Audi A6

Change year or vehicle
$6,098 — $22,126 USED Shop local deals
SAVE
Key Specs
Our Take
Overview
Photos
Reviews
Safety & Recalls
Warranty & CPO
Compare
Back to top

Key Specs

of the 2011 Audi A6. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    20-25 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    265-hp, 3.2-liter V-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    7-speed CVT w/OD and auto-manual
  • View more specs

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Cabin materials
  • Crash-test ratings
  • Power
  • Trunk volume
  • Folding backseat
  • Quick-shifting transmission

The Bad

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

Notable Features of the 2011 Audi A6

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

2011 Audi A6 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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&a...
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
  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system with traction control



Latest 2011 A6 Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(5.0)
Interior Design
(4.9)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Great car!

by Birdhouse004 from Grove City, OH on September 23, 2018

Best car we have owned! Styling and performance exceeded my expectations. Fun to drive and handles the needs of our family. Really happy with our A6. Read full review

(5.0)

Perfect blend of Form and Function

by Matt from Fort Wayne, IN on August 14, 2018

Surprisingly powerful, effortlessly elegant, and large enough to adapt to your lifestyle. This car does it all. 300 hp, a performance driving experience, and a roomy back seat for a car seat all in ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2011 Audi A6 currently has 3 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2011 Audi A6 has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed by Audi
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    5 model years or newer/less than 60,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    1 year/unlimited miles after expiration of new vehicle limited warranty or from date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired

  • Powertrain warranty

    N/A

  • Dealer Certification Required

    300-plus-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

  • View All Program Details

Change Year or Vehicle

0 / 0 0 Photos
0 / 0

Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The A6 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker