Best Bet
(4.5) 29 reviews
MSRP: $13,828$30,128
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 23-29
Engine: 211-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 8-speed CVT w/OD and auto-manual
2012 Audi A6

Our Take on the 2012 Audi A6

Our Take

Scheduled to hit the U.S. market in late summer or early fall of 2011, the 2012 Audi A6 is a complete redesign, the seventh generation of Audi's midsize car. Though it's also sold overseas as an Avant wagon, Audi will be importing only the sedan. A new hybrid and a performance-oriented... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Small backseat
  • Mushy, non-linear brake feel
  • Lack of steering feedback
  • Audi Connect requires its own data plan
  • Left-side B-pillar limits visibility

Notable Features

  • Redesigned for 2012
  • Turbo four-cylinder or supercharged V-6
  • Optional all-wheel drive with rear-biased torque split
  • Optional LED headlights
  • Optional in-car Wi-Fi

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.