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The German luxury companies, namely BMW, Mercedes, and Audi, have long set the standard for luxury performance sedans. Audi is the latest to pick up the gauntlet with the 2013 Audi A6.

The A6’s closest competition is the Mercedes Benz E-Class and the BMW 5-series. On the face of it, the Audi seems like the mature choice amongst the three. The car’s lines are smooth and flowing, with sleek halogen headlights standard. The stock wheels are 17-inch alloys, but 18-, 19-, and 20-inch options are available on more expensive models. Every A6 also gets heated side mirrors, dual exhaust tips, and the signature Audi front grille. Options are extensive and include Xenon headlamps, LED lighting, roof racks, and a fancy exterior trim package to give the A6 a more muscled look.

Audi interiors are notably top-notch and the latest iteration of the A6 is no exception. Every trim of the A6 gets leather upholstery and soft-touch surfaces that are impeccably assembled. Also standard are automatic climate control, a leather, multifunction tilt/telescopic steering wheel, sunroof, audio system with MP3 compatibility, and Bluetooth connectivity. The optional MMI multimedia system uses a touchpad and recognizes letters and symbols that the driver can write with just one hand. It will learn the driver’s handwriting and complete commands based on written inputs. Optional features include satellite navigation, a Bang and Olufsen sound system, and HD radio.

A6 owners get a choice of two engines. The base engine is Audi’s trusty 211-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 258 pounds-feet of torque. Paired with either a CVT transmission in front-wheel drive models or an 8-speed automatic in four-wheel drive models, the four-banger is likely to get the A6 from 0 to 60MPH in around seven seconds and to a top speed of 130 MPH. The available 310-horsepower, supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 that makes 325 pounds-feet of torque is paired to the eight-speed automatic and launches the A6 from 0 to 60MPH in just 5.3 seconds.

The fuel economy of the A6 is variable based on the engine and drive combinations selected. The four-cylinder engine is quite economical, returning 25/33 mpg city/highway with the CVT and 20/30 mpg city/highway with the eight-speed automatic. The V6, on the other hand, is not particularly efficient making 18/27 mpg city/highway.

The IIHS gave the 2013 Audi A6 a Top Safety Pick award which isn’t surprising due to its extensive list of safety features. Each A6 gets eight airbags as standard, stability/traction control, four-wheel antilock disc brakes, and high-strength B-pillars to resist deformation in side collisions. Options include two additional airbags for rear-side protection, all forms of electronic driving aids (lane changing, braking, etc…), and a night-vision camera to help see in the dark.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 18 - 25 MPG
  • Highway: 27 - 33 MPG

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Vehicle safety data is provided by IIHS, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries on the nation's highways.

Safety Rating

  • Front Safety: Good
  • Side Safety: Good
  • Rear Safety: Good

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

35 of 35 (100%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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