2016 Audi A6

2016 Audi A6

2016 Audi A6


Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 24 mpg City, 35 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 2.0 L Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, 252 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Front Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

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What You Will Like

The 2016 Audi A6 is a mid-size luxury sport sedan that offers strong performance while also delivering all-weather confidence and good gas mileage. Interior and backseat space are also a bit better than in other rear-wheel-drive European sport sedans, and the interior appointments themselves stand out as more fashion-forward.

Audi claims best-in-class fuel economy for the 2.0T model, which achieves up to 25 mpg city, 33 highway. The TDI clean diesel offers even more impressive fuel economy, with returns of 24 mpg city and 38 mpg highway.

Advanced technology--whether for safety, information, or entertainment--is where the A6 really shines. It offers blind-spot monitors, a night vision system, a heads-up display, parking sensors, adaptive cruise control and other leading-edge safety features. The A6 is also ahead of the curve with its excellent MMI Touch system, which includes a simplified interface and a scratch-pad controller that accepts input addresses by tracing individual letters.

Meanwhile, the S6 remains a performance standout, with performance capable of propelling it to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds.

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What's New For 2016

The Audi A6 has seen several updates for the 2016 model year. The base 4-cylinder turbo and the supercharged V6 get a significant power bump this year, giving the car much better acceleration and showing off its sports sedan roots. The exterior of the car has also been updated with a new front fascia and new taillights. The interior of the car gets several new color and aesthetic options including contrasting stitching on the seats.


  • Basic Warranty: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 4 Years / Unlimited Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

NHTSA Crash Test Rating

  • Frontal Driver: 5 stars
  • Frontal Passenger: 5 stars
  • Side Driver: 5 stars
  • Side Passenger: 5 stars
  • Rollover Rating: 5 stars

The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) provides consumers with vehicle safety information based on independent testing, primarily front and side crash rating results, and more recently rollover ratings, to aid consumers in their vehicle purchase decisions.

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Specifications for 2016 Audi A6

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Forward Collision
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
    • Power Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Entertainment Features
    • Radio w/Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Steering Wheel Controls
    • 10 Speakers
    • Regular Amplifier
    • Audio Theft Deterrent
    • Digital Signal Processor
    • Window Grid Diversity Antenna
    • 1 LCD Monitor In The Front
    • Radio: Audi Music Interface w/iPod Cable -inc: Audi concert radio w/1 CD, Bluetooth wireless technology preparation for mobile phone, SD card slot w/64 GB capacity (dual slots), SiriusXM Satellite Radio w/90-day trial subscription, 5-inch monochrome driver information system w/trip computer, Audi Sound System, 10 speakers including front center speaker and subwoofer in the rear, 180 watts and a 6-channel amplifier
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels: 8.0" x 18" 5-V-Spoke Design
    • Tires: 245/45R18 100H XL All-Season
    • Wheels w/Silver Accents
    • Steel Spare Wheel
    • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper
    • Body-Colored Rear Bumper
    • Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
    • Body-Colored Door Handles
    • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
    • Light Tinted Glass
    • Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Jets
    • Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
    • Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
    • Black Grille w/Chrome Surround
    • Front License Plate Bracket
    • Trunk Rear Cargo Access
    • Programmable Projector Beam High Intensity Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Headlamps w/Delay-Off
    • Front And Rear Fog Lamps
    • Perimeter/Approach Lights
    • LED Brakelights
    • Laminated Glass
  • Interior Features
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Oil Level, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Power Rear Windows
    • 5 Person Seating Capacity
    • Leather Steering Wheel
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Compass
    • Valet Function
    • Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 4 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
    • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Trunk/Hatch and Power Fuel
    • Proximity Key For Push Button Start Only
    • Garage Door Transmitter
    • Cruise Control
    • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
    • Rear HVAC w/Separate Controls
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts, Residual Heat Recirculation, Headliner/Pillar Ducts and Console Ducts
    • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Interior Trim -inc: Genuine Wood/Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Genuine Wood/Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Genuine Wood/Metal-Look Console Insert, Aluminum And Metal-Look Interior Accents
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
    • Leather/Chrome Gear Shift Knob
    • Leather Seating Surfaces
    • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
    • Full Floor Console w/Storage and 3 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Front And Rear Map Lights
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
    • Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
    • Memory Settings -inc: Door Mirrors and HVAC
    • Refrigerated/Cooled Box Located In The Glovebox, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins and 1st Row Underseat Storage
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Systems Monitor
    • Redundant Digital Speedometer
    • Trip Computer
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Analog Display
    • Manual Anti-Whiplash w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
    • Front Center Armrest w/Storage and Rear Center Armrest w/Pass-Thru w/Storage
    • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
    • Perimeter Alarm
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • 3 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Heated Comfort Front Seats -inc: 8-way power w/4-way driver power lumbar adjustment and memory
    • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
    • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Air Filtration
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine: 2.0 TFSI 4 Cylinder 252 HP -inc: Direct-injection and Audi valvelift system
    • Transmission: 7-Speed S tronic Automatic -inc: additional Sport program and manual shift mode
    • Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature
    • Transmission w/Oil Cooler
    • Front-Wheel Drive
    • 4.23 Axle Ratio
    • Engine Oil Cooler
    • 80-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
    • Regenerative 180 Amp Alternator
    • 4938# Gvwr 1102# Maximum Payload
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
    • 19.8 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
    • Multi-Link Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 13.6
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 13
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Trunk Volume (ft³) - 14.1
  • Electrical Features
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 180
  • Engine Features
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 252 @ 5000
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 273 @ 1600
    • Engine Type - Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
    • Displacement - 2.0 L/121
    • Fuel System - Direct Gasoline Injection
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 114.6
    • Length, Overall (in) - 194.2
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 73.8
    • Height, Overall (in) - 57.8
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 64.1
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 63.7
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 19.8
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Front Head Room (in) - 37.2
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 41.3
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 57.5
    • Second Head Room (in) - 37.8
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 37.4
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 56.3
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 97.2
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 28
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 24
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 35
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 39
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Audi A6
    • Body Style - Sedan
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Multi-Link
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Size - P245/45HR18
    • Rear Tire Size - P245/45HR18
    • Spare Tire Size - Compact
  • Transmission Features
    • Trans Type - 7
    • Trans Description Cont. - Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.19
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.19
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.52
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.06
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.74
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.51
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 2.75
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 4.23
    • Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.39
    • Drivetrain - Front Wheel Drive
  • Vehicle Features
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 6.3
    • EPA Classification - Mid-Size Cars
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3803
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 8
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 8
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - Compact
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Steel

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Available Colors

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  • Aviator Blue Metallic Dakota Gray Metallic Florett Silver Metallic Glacier White Metallic Havanna Black Metallic Ibis White Moonlight Blue Metallic Mythos Black Metallic Oolong Gray Metallic Tornado Gray Metallic
  • Aviator Blue Metallic
  • Dakota Gray Metallic
  • Florett Silver Metallic
  • Glacier White Metallic
  • Havanna Black Metallic
  • Ibis White
  • Moonlight Blue Metallic
  • Mythos Black Metallic
  • Oolong Gray Metallic
  • Tornado Gray Metallic

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The Audi A6 and S6 have been updated for model year 2016. Freshened styling, and updated Audi MMI and revised gasoline engines highlight the changes to the 2016 Audi A6 and 2016 Audi S6.

New to the entire 2016 A6 and S6 lineup are redesigned LED headlamps, a revised grille, new taillights, restyled bumpers, and new tailpipes. There are new gray and brown interior colors, and the available HUD (head-up display) integrates into the dash more smoothly on 2016 models.

The 2016 A6 2.0T gets a revised 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that now makes 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, an increase of 32 hp and 15 lb-ft; a huge increase, for such a small engine. A6 2.0T comes standard with front-wheel drive and a new seven-speed dual-clutch S tronic transmission, replacing the previous CVT. Quattro all-wheel drive can be added, pared with an eight-speed Tiptronic automatic.

The 2016 A6 3.0T that uses a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 gets a boost to 333 horsepower, 23 more than 2015, with 325 lb-ft of torque. Quattro and Tiptronic are standard.

The A6 3.0 TDI clean diesel continues with its fuel-efficient 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel that makes 240 horsepower and a beastly 428 pound-feet of torque, while getting an EPA-estimated 29 mpg Combined city and highway. It uses the eight-speed Tiptronic, too.

The 2016 S6 features an upgraded 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 boosted horsepower to 450 and torque to 406 pound-feet. A 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and quattro are standard.

MMI, what Audi calls its man-machine-interface infotainment system, is upgraded for model year 2016, with a fast Nvidia quad-core Tegra 30 processor for quicker delivery of information and graphics; Bluetooth, Siri, and social media functions are included.

The 2016 A6 earned five stars in government crash testing.


The 2016 Audi A6 2.0T ($46,200) comes standard with front-wheel drive or with quattro all-wheel drive ($2400). The 2016 A6 3.0T quattro ($57,400) and A6 3.0 TDI turbodiesel Quattro ($59,500) come standard with all-wheel drive.

Standard equipment includes leather upholstery and a sunroof. Premium package and premium plus packages add electronic goodies. There’s also a cold weather package and sport package with 19-inch all-season tires.


The 2016 Audi A6 2.0T ($46,200) comes standard with front-wheel drive or with quattro all-wheel drive ($2400). The 2016 A6 3.0T quattro ($57,400) and A6 3.0 TDI turbodiesel Quattro ($59,500) come standard with all-wheel drive.

Standard equipment includes leather upholstery and a sunroof. Premium package and premium plus packages add electronic goodies. There’s also a cold weather package and sport package with 19-inch all-season tires. The best option is an awesome 15-speaker, 1300-watt Bang & Olufsen sound system with rising tweeters.


The Audi A6 is average length for a midsize sedan, but because of its styling, a longer nose and shorter trunk lid, it offers less space inside. There’s room to stretch your legs in front but not so much room to spread your knees, because of a wide center tunnel. Headroom in front is good but in the rear it’s snug on account of the roofline. The trunk holds 14.1 cubic feet, which is enough if not ample, and the cargo floor is rather high.

Heated front seats are standard, and they’re very comfortable on long trips, with relaxing headrests. The rear seats fold but not flat. Like other German sedans, there isn’t a lot of small storage space; small cupholders but doors with niches for water bottles. There’s a smallish glovebox and shallow bin in the center console under the armrest.

The dash and instrument panel are low and slim, with a popup 6.5-inch standard LCD display in the center. The interior is trimmed and finished attractively, with high-quality panel fit.

Driving Impressions

We drove the A6 in Europe, models with European specs. We found the acceleration of the 2.0T, its passing ability on two-lane roads, to be satisfactory. The new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission is quick and smooth, although no more so than the Tiptronic automatic. It’s used in the 2.0T mostly because it’s more fuel efficient, but still not a lot. The 2016 fuel mileage hasn’t been rated yet; it will be interesting to compare it to the 28 mpg combined that the 2015 got, with its CVT transmission.

We dove the supercharged 3.0T as well, and we can say that you can definitely feel the difference between 310 and 333 horsepower, passing on European two-lane roads. We can also say that, in the TDI, you can most definitely feel the rush that comes from the kick in the pants of its 428 pound-feet of torque when accelerating onto the freeway or past another car on a two-lane.

The 2.0T handling might be called unobjectionable, while being free of passion. The 3.0T is more engaging but still uninspired.

Meanwhile, the available active safety systems are getting more inspired all the time. A new feature for 2016 is called Side Assist and Active Lane Assist, which basically gently grabs your steering wheel if some cross-eyed camera tells some computer with invisible hands that you’re moving into a lane with a car in your blind spot. Countless times we have seen these blind spot warnings be incorrect, going off at guardrails and raindrops, if not cars that are way way back there. So now we wonder, with this option, if control of your A6 will be taken over by some phantom robot who makes a lot more mistakes than you do.

The 2016 Audi S6 is capable of accelerating 0-60 in 4.3 seconds. The S6 handles well, with an adaptive suspension that balances ride quality and chassis control. Different modes are available for throttle and transmission. The 2016 S6 gets and EPA-estimated 18/27 mpg City/Highway, or 21 mpg Combined.


The A6 is expensive for a midsize sedan class that doesn’t top its class in looks, interior space, or performance. But Audi quality is hard to deny, the 2.0T engine is golden, and Quattro all-wheel-drive is unbeatable.

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