The new 2018 Audi A6 offers a variety of engines, a welcoming interior, and excellent driving dynamics. Its highlights for 2018 include a sporty driving character, an impressive fuel economy especially for the diesel V6 engines, a generous passenger space, and top crash-test scores. Its release should be expected sometime in early 2018.
The most notable trait the A6 possesses is its overall sense of refinement. It impresses with its high-tech features, agile handling, and upscale interior ambience, and if it were a baseball player, the best fitting character it would assume would be Derek Jeter – the sort of athlete capable of doing just about anything apart from selling beers and hot dogs to adoring fans. Truly, this Audi treats its passengers very well, and like Jeter, looks pretty dang sharp while doing so with its strong yet fuel efficient engine lineup, athletic handling and steering, finely crafted cabin, and roomy accommodations.
Under its hood, matters are even better. The EPA ratings seem even more solid than on paper, while the engines are smooth and provide a healthy output relative to its competition. In the automotive industry, the diesel-propelled TDI version strikes us as one of the best models available with its solid EPA fuel economy rating and 0-60 acceleration.
But regardless of what is offered under its skin, all A6 models are the kind of “have your cake and eat it, too.” Nitpicking has only yielded two flaws: i) a numb steering, and ii) a firm ride. In overall, the newest Audi A6 is the sought of car that is practically all-rounded even in its basic form. It is one of our favorites in the midsize luxury sedan segment and we highly recommend it.
Other alternatives you can consider include the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the 2018 BMW 5 Series, the 2018 Lexus GS 450h hybrid, and the Lexus GS 350.
Available Trims – Audi A6
Six trims – 2.0T Premium, 2.0T Premium Plus, 3.0T Premium Plus, TDI Prestige, TDI Premium Plus, and 3.0 T Prestige.
Exterior Changes & 2018 Audi A6 Interior Review
As of this writing, the 2018 Audi A6 exterior colors include Royal Grey Metallic, Amalfi White, Mahogany Mica, Kalahari Beige Metallic, Imola Yellow, Jazz Brown Metallic, Turquoise Mica Metallic, Saddle Brown Pearl, Green Pearl Effect, Light Santa Fe Metallic, and Velvet Purple Pearl Effect. Expect the final list during its release date.
Standard equipment offered for the A6 2.0T Premium model includes a leather upholstery, LED running lights, 18” wheels, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, automatic xenon headlights, a 6.5” display screen, an automatic tri-zone climate control, Audi Drive Select, a 10-speaker sound system, driver memory settings, a sunroof, automatic wipers, Audi’s Pre-Sense Basic safety system, a CD player, satellite radio, an eight-way power front seats, and rear auto-dimming mirrors.
The Plus version of the base trim model adds USB connectivity, an 8” display screen, power folding exterior mirrors, a blind-spot monitoring system, a rearview camera, 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capability, upgraded MMI interface, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, an 8-inch display, front and rear parking sensors, and voice-activated navigation system.
Opting for the 3.0T Prestige offers you a power rear sunshade, a 14-speaker Bose sound system, power liftgate, ambient LED cabin lighting, adaptive LED headlights, power lumbar support, a heads-up display, and ventilated and heated front seats.
Depending on the trim level, a dizzying number of optional items and packages are offered for extra costs. These can be had by a special order placed two months in advance.
2018 Audi A6 Engine Specs
Inspiration for the 2018 Audi A6 is derived from three engine options offered: a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 252 horsepower and 273 lbs. ft. of torque, a supercharged 3.0L V6 good for 33 hp and 325 pounds-ft. of torque, and last, but not least, is the powerful 3.0L diesel V6 good for 240 horsepower and 428 pounds-ft. of torque.
EPA says the 2.0l Turbo should be able to return 24/35/28 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the FWD, and 22/32/26 mpg with an AWD.
The 3.0L V6 offered for all Audi A6 3.0T should be able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in just under 5.3 seconds, and 5.6 seconds for the A6 TDI.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 6.7 in. (114.7 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 1.9 in. (193.9 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1.8 in. (73.8 in.)
Passenger volume: 59 cu ft
Cargo volume: 14.1 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3803 lbs
Top Speed: 128 mph
0-60: 4.6 sec
MPG: 20/30 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Aviator Blue Metallic, Brilliant Black, Dakota Gray Metallic, Florett Silver Metallic, Glacier White Metallic, Havanna Black Metallic, Ibis White , Moonlight Blue Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A
2018 Audi A6 Release Date & Price
The 2018 Audi A6 is also available on lease agreements depending on your local dealer, but if you consider going the whole way, be prepared to be set back by a base MSRP starting from $46,200 for the A6 Sedan and $59,500 for the A6 Diesel. Its rumored to go for sale in early 2018.
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