2013 Audi A6 Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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What's New for 2013:

  • A6 2.0T Quattro model debuts

Exterior Features
The 2013 Audi A6 is sold in 2.0T and 3.0T model series equipped with Premium or Premium Plus trim levels. The A6 3.0T is additionally offered in a Prestige trim level.

Standard equipment for the 2.0T Premium model includes rain-sensing wipers, heated side mirrors with LED turn signal indicators, heated washer nozzles, automatic headlights, LED taillights, and 17-inch aluminum wheels.

Interior Features
The Audi A6 2.0T Premium includes leather seats, walnut wood trim, ambient cabin lighting, triple-zone automatic climate control, power sunroof, push-button ignition, Audi Drive Select technology, and a universal garage door opener. Both front seats offer 8-way power adjustment, and the driver seat includes 4-way power lumbar adjustment. Additionally, the A6 2.0T Premium is equipped with Bluetooth and a 10-speaker audio system with satellite radio and iPod connectivity.

Optional Features

The next trim level in the lineup, the 2.0T Premium Plus, offers a number of upgrades, including 18-inch aluminum wheels, xenon headlights with LED running lights, navigation system with a handwriting-recognition touchpad, front and rear parking sensors, reversing camera, auto-dimming side mirrors, color driver information system, Audi Advanced Key keyless entry, and HD Radio. This trim level also includes Audi Connect services with Google Earth navigation images, Google search, and mobile Wi-Fi capability.

For 2013, Audi is offering Quattro all-wheel drive (AWD) as an option on the 2.0T Premium and Premium Plus trims, and vehicles so equipped also have heated front seats.

The A6 3.0T Premium and Premium Plus trims include 2.0T Premium and Premium Plus equipment, plus a supercharged V-6 engine, Quattro all-wheel drive, heated front seats, and upgraded brakes.

At the top of the A6 lineup, the 3.0T Prestige includes a sporty S-line exterior styling treatment, adaptive front lighting system, LED running lights, 4-zone automatic climate control, heated and ventilated front seats, 630-watt premium sound system with 14 speakers, power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, and LED ambient cabin lighting.

All 2013 A6 models can be optioned with metallic paint, brushed aluminum or genuine wood interior trim, rear window sunshades, and rear side-impact air bags. Option packages include an Audi Side Assist package (blind-spot monitoring, power-folding side mirrors, Audi PreSense Rear); Sport package (firmer suspension, 3-spoke steering wheel with shift paddles, larger wheels); and a Cold Weather package (front and rear heated seats, heated steering wheel).

Premium Plus trims can be upgraded with the same premium surround-sound audio system that comes standard on the Prestige trim. The 3.0T Premium Plus and Prestige trims can be outfitted with the available Driver Assistance package (blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, Audi PreSense Plus).

Options exclusive to the A6 3.0T Prestige include full LED headlights, 1,300-watt Bang & Olufsen audio system, Sport package with 20-inch wheels and summer performance tires, and an Innovation package. The Innovation Package adds the Driver Assistance package plus a head-up display, active lane-assist system, Night Vision Assistant with Pedestrian Detection, and a camera system with a top-down view and corner views.

Under the Hood
The A6 2.0T is equipped with a turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine generating 211 horsepower at 4,300 rpm and 258 lb.-ft. of torque starting at 1,500 rpm. With front-wheel drive (FWD), this engine is paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). When Quattro all-wheel drive is ordered, an 8-speed automatic transmission is standard. Audi claims this model will accelerate to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds with FWD, or 6.7 seconds with Quattro.

The A6 3.0T models are more powerful, thanks to a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 delivering 310 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 325 lb.-ft. of torque starting at 2,900 rpm. Quattro is standard, as well as the 8-speed automatic transmission. Audi says the A6 3.0T accelerates to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds.

On vehicles with Quattro, power is distributed to all four wheels, with 40% of engine output flowing to the front wheels and 60% going to the rear wheels.

Audi Drive Select is standard on every A6. Using a dial, the driver can tune the steering, suspension and drivetrain response to one of four settings: Comfort, Auto, Dynamic, or Individual. Individual allows the driver to mix-and-match between the previous three for a more tailored setup.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Audi A6 are:

  • A6 2.0T FWD: 25/33/28 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • A6 2.0T Quattro: 20/30/24 mpg
  • A6 3.0T Quattro: 18/27/22 mpg

Safety
The 2013 Audi A6 is equipped with 8 standard air bags, traction and stability control system, and 4-wheel ventilated disc anti-lock brakes with brake assist. Side-impact air bags for rear-seat occupants are optional.

Audi offers numerous safety options for the A6. Audi Side Assist is a blind-spot monitoring system. It is available separately, or as part of the Driver Assistance package, which also contains an active cruise control system and Audi PreSense Plus. Audi PreSense Plus can identify when a collision may be imminent, and can automatically apply the brakes to try and slow or stop the car.

The A6 3.0T Prestige is exclusively offered with an optional Innovation package. It includes the contents of the Driver Assistance package, plus an active lane-assist system, camera system offering top-down and corner viewing angles, head-up display, and a Night Vision Assistant with Pedestrian Detection system. The latter feature employs infrared technology to detect people and animals up to 1,000 feet ahead of the A6. As the A6 closes that gap, the system uses a yellow visual warning when the car is within 300 feet of the person or animal, and if the animal or person steps into the A6's path a red alert will be shown on the display.

As this overview is written, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not performed crash tests on the current-generation Audi A6. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has not rated the 2013 A6 model as this overview is written, but it rated the structurally similar 2012 model a \"Top Safety Pick.\"

What's New for 2013:

  • A6 2.0T Quattro model debuts

Exterior Features
The 2013 Audi A6 is sold in 2.0T and 3.0T model series equipped with Premium or Premium Plus trim levels. The A6 3.0T is additionally offered in a Prestige trim level.

Standard equipment for the 2.0T Premium model includes rain-sensing wipers, heated side mirrors with LED turn signal indicators, heated washer nozzles, automatic headlights, LED taillights, and 17-inch aluminum wheels.

Interior Features
The Audi A6 2.0T Premium includes leather seats, walnut wood trim, ambient cabin lighting, triple-zone automatic climate control, power sunroof, push-button ignition, Audi Drive Select technology, and a universal garage door opener. Both front seats offer 8-way power adjustment, and the driver seat includes 4-way power lumbar adjustment. Additionally, the A6 2.0T Premium is equipped with Bluetooth and a 10-speaker audio system with satellite radio and iPod connectivity.

Optional Features

The next trim level in the lineup, the 2.0T Premium Plus, offers a number of upgrades, including 18-inch aluminum wheels, xenon headlights with LED running lights, navigation system with a handwriting-recognition touchpad, front and rear parking sensors, reversing camera, auto-dimming side mirrors, color driver information system, Audi Advanced Key keyless entry, and HD Radio. This trim level also includes Audi Connect services with Google Earth navigation images, Google search, and mobile Wi-Fi capability.

For 2013, Audi is offering Quattro all-wheel drive (AWD) as an option on the 2.0T Premium and Premium Plus trims, and vehicles so equipped also have heated front seats.

The A6 3.0T Premium and Premium Plus trims include 2.0T Premium and Premium Plus equipment, plus a supercharged V-6 engine, Quattro all-wheel drive, heated front seats, and upgraded brakes.

At the top of the A6 lineup, the 3.0T Prestige includes a sporty S-line exterior styling treatment, adaptive front lighting system, LED running lights, 4-zone automatic climate control, heated and ventilated front seats, 630-watt premium sound system with 14 speakers, power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, and LED ambient cabin lighting.

All 2013 A6 models can be optioned with metallic paint, brushed aluminum or genuine wood interior trim, rear window sunshades, and rear side-impact air bags. Option packages include an Audi Side Assist package (blind-spot monitoring, power-folding side mirrors, Audi PreSense Rear); Sport package (firmer suspension, 3-spoke steering wheel with shift paddles, larger wheels); and a Cold Weather package (front and rear heated seats, heated steering wheel).

Premium Plus trims can be upgraded with the same premium surround-sound audio system that comes standard on the Prestige trim. The 3.0T Premium Plus and Prestige trims can be outfitted with the available Driver Assistance package (blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, Audi PreSense Plus).

Options exclusive to the A6 3.0T Prestige include full LED headlights, 1,300-watt Bang & Olufsen audio system, Sport package with 20-inch wheels and summer performance tires, and an Innovation package. The Innovation Package adds the Driver Assistance package plus a head-up display, active lane-assist system, Night Vision Assistant with Pedestrian Detection, and a camera system with a top-down view and corner views.

Under the Hood
The A6 2.0T is equipped with a turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine generating 211 horsepower at 4,300 rpm and 258 lb.-ft. of torque starting at 1,500 rpm. With front-wheel drive (FWD), this engine is paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). When Quattro all-wheel drive is ordered, an 8-speed automatic transmission is standard. Audi claims this model will accelerate to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds with FWD, or 6.7 seconds with Quattro.

The A6 3.0T models are more powerful, thanks to a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 delivering 310 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 325 lb.-ft. of torque starting at 2,900 rpm. Quattro is standard, as well as the 8-speed automatic transmission. Audi says the A6 3.0T accelerates to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds.

On vehicles with Quattro, power is distributed to all four wheels, with 40% of engine output flowing to the front wheels and 60% going to the rear wheels.

Audi Drive Select is standard on every A6. Using a dial, the driver can tune the steering, suspension and drivetrain response to one of four settings: Comfort, Auto, Dynamic, or Individual. Individual allows the driver to mix-and-match between the previous three for a more tailored setup.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Audi A6 are:

  • A6 2.0T FWD: 25/33/28 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • A6 2.0T Quattro: 20/30/24 mpg
  • A6 3.0T Quattro: 18/27/22 mpg

Safety
The 2013 Audi A6 is equipped with 8 standard air bags, traction and stability control system, and 4-wheel ventilated disc anti-lock brakes with brake assist. Side-impact air bags for rear-seat occupants are optional.

Audi offers numerous safety options for the A6. Audi Side Assist is a blind-spot monitoring system. It is available separately, or as part of the Driver Assistance package, which also contains an active cruise control system and Audi PreSense Plus. Audi PreSense Plus can identify when a collision may be imminent, and can automatically apply the brakes to try and slow or stop the car.

The A6 3.0T Prestige is exclusively offered with an optional Innovation package. It includes the contents of the Driver Assistance package, plus an active lane-assist system, camera system offering top-down and corner viewing angles, head-up display, and a Night Vision Assistant with Pedestrian Detection system. The latter feature employs infrared technology to detect people and animals up to 1,000 feet ahead of the A6. As the A6 closes that gap, the system uses a yellow visual warning when the car is within 300 feet of the person or animal, and if the animal or person steps into the A6's path a red alert will be shown on the display.

As this overview is written, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not performed crash tests on the current-generation Audi A6. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has not rated the 2013 A6 model as this overview is written, but it rated the structurally similar 2012 model a \"Top Safety Pick.\"

Available Trims for the 2013 Audi A6
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 2.0T Premium (4dr Sdn FrontTrak) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 42200.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 25/33
Name 2.0T Premium Plus (4dr Sdn FrontTrak) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 42200.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 25/33
Name 3.0T Premium (4dr Sdn quattro) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 50400.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 18/27
Name 3.0T Premium Plus (4dr Sdn quattro) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 50400.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 18/27
Name 3.0T Prestige (4dr Sdn quattro) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 50400.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 18/27
Name 2.0T Premium (4dr Sdn quattro) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 44400.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 20/30
Name 2.0T Premium Plus (4dr Sdn quattro) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 44400.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 20/30
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INTERIOR
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • 8-way pwr front bucket seats -inc: driver 4-way pwr lumbar, front & rear comfort headrests
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat -inc: adjustable head restraints, fold-down rear center armrest w/storage, fold-down pass-through
  • Full length center console -inc: storage box under front center armrest
  • Front & rear floor mats
  • Aluminum door sill inlays
  • Adjustable tilt/telescopic steering column
  • 4-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel -inc: audio controls
  • Backlit instrument cluster w/auto brightness control -inc: tachometer, speedometer, digital clock w/date, fuel gauge, white illumination w/red pointers, digital odometer
  • Driver info display -inc: 5" monochrome screen, trip computer, outside temp
  • Pwr windows -inc: pwr retention, 1-touch open/close, pinch-protection
  • Pwr central locking -inc: keyless entry, selective unlocking
  • Keyless start
  • Interior electric trunk release on driver's door
  • HomeLink garage door opener
  • Cruise control
  • Anti-theft alarm system w/immobilizer
  • 3-zone automatic climate control -inc: rear HVAC controls
  • Electric rear window defogger -inc: auto timed shut off
  • Lockable illuminated glove box -inc: valet button, air-conditioning vent for cooling
  • (2) front & (2) rear cupholders
  • (5) 12-volt aux pwr outlets -inc: (2) front, (2) rear, (1) trunk
  • Dark brown walnut wood inlays
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Driver/front passenger sunvisors w/illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Interior lighting -inc: front & rear reading lights, courtesy delay, fade-in/fade-out, automatic-on when key is removed, trunk, front & rear footwells, storage compartments, door sills
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Driver & front passenger seatback pockets
  • (4) coat hooks
  • (4) tie-down eyelets in floor of trunk
  • Privacy shelf covering cargo area
  • Driver info display -inc: 7" color screen, trip computer, outside temp
  • Audi advanced key -inc: keyless start
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated front seats -inc: seat ventilation
  • Pwr adjustable tilt/telescopic steering column w/memory
  • 4-zone automatic climate control -inc: rear HVAC controls
  • Customizable ambient LED lighting
EXTERIOR
  • 17" 10-spoke alloy wheels
  • P225/55R17 all-season tires
  • Space saver spare tire
  • Pwr tilt/slide glass sunroof -inc: sunshade, pinch protection
  • Auto on/off headlights -inc: auto leveling, rain/light sensors, coming & leaving, range adjustment, washers
  • Halogen headlights
  • Puddle lights
  • LED taillights w/rear fog lights
  • Body-colored heated pwr mirrors w/memory -inc: LED turn signals, passenger tilt
  • Heated windshield washer jets
  • Speed sensitive rain-sensing front windshield wipers
  • 18" 5-spoke alloy wheels
  • P245/45R18 all-season tires
  • Xenon plus headlights
  • Body-colored auto-dimming heated pwr mirrors w/memory -inc: LED turn signals, passenger tilt
  • 18" 5-V-spoke alloy wheels
  • S-Line exterior -inc: front & rear bumpers, grille
  • Adaptive xenon plus headlights w/halogen cornering lights
MECHANICAL
  • 2.0L TFSI turbocharged I4 engine
  • Thermal management system
  • Energy-recuperation system
  • Multitronic continuously variable transmission (CVT)
  • Audi hill hold assist
  • Audi drive select -inc: adjustable engine/transmission characteristics
  • FrontTrak front wheel drive
  • Aluminum exterior body panels & steel frame
  • 5-link front suspension -inc: stabilizer bar
  • Trapezoidal-link rear suspension
  • Servotronic speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr front ventilated & rear solid disc brakes
  • Electromechanical parking brake
  • Dual exhaust w/chrome tips
  • Tool kit & jack
  • 3.0L TFSI supercharged V6 engine
  • Engine start/stop efficiency function
  • 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission -inc: dynamic shift program (DSP)
  • quattro permanent all-wheel drive system
  • Pwr ventilated disc brakes
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) -inc: electronic brake pressure distribution (EBD), brake assist
    • Electronic stability control (ESC) w/traction control
    • Daytime running lights
    • Impact protection -inc: reinforced high strength steel/aluminum crossmembers, reinforced bumpers, rigid occupant cell
    • Driver & front passenger advanced dual-stage airbags -inc: front passenger sensor
    • Dual front seat-mounted side-impact airbags
    • SIDEGUARD head protection airbags for front & rear occupants
    • Front knee airbags
    • Audi pre sense basic
    • Crash sensor system -inc: central unlocking, interior lighting on, hazard warning lights on, engine & fuel pump shut off
    • 3-point safety belts for all seating positions -inc: auto pretensioners
    • LATCH system for outboard rear seating positions
    • Child safety rear door locks
    • Emergency trunk release
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • LED daytime running lights
    • Audi parking system plus -inc: front & rear sensors, rearview camera
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • 180-watt AM/FM Audi MMI radio plus w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (10) speakers, 6-channel amplifier
    • SiriusXM satellite radio -inc: (3) month subscription
    • Audi music interface w/iPod cable
    • Dual SD card slots
    • Bluetooth mobile phone preparation
    • Voice control system
    • Audi MMI touch & Jukebox HDD storage -inc: handwriting recognition
    • HD Radio
    • SiriusXM traffic -inc: (3) month subscription
    • Audi Connect online services -inc: (6) month trial subscription, Google Earth, online POI search, in car wi-fi
    • Audi MMI navigation plus system -inc: single DVD player, Google Earth
    • 630-watt Bose surround sound AM/FM radio w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (14) speakers, AudioPilot noise compensation

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