2020 Audi A6

2020 MODEL
$54,900 - $69,700
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2020 Audi A6 Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: July 13, 2020
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A refined ride and quiet powertrain are what the 2020 A6 sedan promises to deliver. A feature-packed cabin for your every need complements the package and makes the A6 one of the most promising sedans coming out for the next year. Not so common Audi styling on the A6 makes it a lucrative offering for a buyer who's looking for an executive ride with a twist. The A6 definitely lacks the adrenaline punch which keeps it at bay when parked against other sedans in the segment. 

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Pros

Plush interiors

Superb Infotainment system and Instrument cluster

Ultra-responsive V6 Motor

Cons

Remote connectivity is paid after the warranty expires

High cost of maintenance and servicing

What's New?

Optional features such as lane departure warning are now standard

Audi's Virtual Cockpit digital gauge display is standard in premium plus trims

New Executive package


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$54900

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

152 mph

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

121 cu.in.

horsepower

248 hp @ 4300 rpm

torque

273 lbs.-ft. @ 1600 rpm

transmission

7-speed auto-shift manual

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front multi-link suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

13.3/13.3

dimensions

wheelbase

115.1 in.

length

194.4 in.

width

74.3 in.

height

57.4 in.

curb weight

4101 lbs.

ground clearance

4.2 in.

capacity

passenger volume

96.2 cu ft.

cargo volume

13.7 cu ft.

payload capacity

1102 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.1 sec.

standing ¼-mile

13.1 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

22/29/25 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. /50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

12 yr. /unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr. /unlimited


Pictures & Videos

Exterior
Interior
Videos
2020 Audi A6 Review video
2020 Audi A6 Exterior video
2020 Audi A6 Interior video

Styles

2020 Audi A6 in Avalon green metalic color 2020 Audi A6 in Brilliant Black color 2020 Audi A6 in Carat Beige Metallic color 2020 Audi A6 in Firmament Blue Metallic color
Avalon green metalic

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Ratings

Features

9.5

Engine And Performance

7.5

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

9.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

9.0

Final Verdict

8.8

8.6

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Audi A6 Premium

Premium

power
335 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
25 combined

$54,900 - $59,800


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Premium 45 TFSI quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $54,900 MSRP (22/25/29) 248 hp @ 4300 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, premium unleaded (required)
7-speed auto-shift manual all wheel drive 5
Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 7AM) Starting at $59,800 MSRP (22/25/29) 335 hp @ 5000 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
7-speed auto-shift manual all wheel drive 5

2020 Audi A6 Premium Plus

Premium Plus

power
335 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
25 combined

$58,600 - $63,500


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $58,600 MSRP (22/25/29) 248 hp @ 4300 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, premium unleaded (required)
7-Speed Dual Clutch all wheel drive 5
Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 7AM) Starting at $63,500 MSRP (22/25/29) 335 hp @ 5000 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
7-Speed Dual Clutch all wheel drive 5

2020 Audi A6 Prestige

Prestige

power
335 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
25 combined

$64,800 - $69,700


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Prestige 45 TFSI quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $64,800 MSRP (22/25/29) 248 hp @ 4300 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, premium unleaded (required)
7-Speed Dual Clutch all wheel drive 5
Prestige quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 7AM) Starting at $69,700 MSRP (22/25/29) 335 hp @ 5000 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
7-Speed Dual Clutch all wheel drive 5

Expert Review

8.6

Overall Rating


Loads of standard equipment on the 2020 Audi A6 sedan includes touchscreen infotainment with navigation, automated emergency braking, lane-departure warning, a panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery, genuine wood trim, and three-zone automatic climate control. If you're in the market for an interesting sedan to upgrade your commuting experience, the A6 could be a great choice.

2020 Audi A6 Angular Front View
2020 Audi A6 Angular Rear View

9.5/10
Features

 

7.5/10
Engine and Performance

 

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.0/10
Interior

 

9.0/10
Exterior

 

9.0/10
Safety

 

9.0/10
Competition

 

8.8/10
Final Verdict

 

2020 Audi A6 Features

9.5/10

Agree or not, the 2020 Audi A6 is one hell of a sedan. Available in 6 different trim levels and 2 different engine options, the A6 sedan is designed for pure ‘Audilicious’ thrill. Priced between $55,895 and $70,695, the A6 sedan comes with standard all-wheel drive. 

Models Premium Premium Plus Prestige
MSRP (2.0L 4Cyl 7AM) (AWD) $54900 $58600 $64800
MSRP (3.0L 4Cyl 7AM) (AWD) $59800 $63500 $69700
Key Features Front and rear ventilated disc brakes Adds/Upgrades to Premium Adds/Upgrades to Premium Plus
  Remote keyless entry Rear side-impact-impact airbag  
  Auto-dimming door mirrors Audi pre sense front Forward collision mitigation  
  Day-night rearview mirror Door auto-latch  
  Front dual zone A/C Metallic paint  
    Cruise control with Adaptive Cruise Control distance pacing  

Which trim to buy?

We recommend the mid-level 2020 Audi A6 45 Premium Plus 4DR all-wheel-drive Quattro sedan with a turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Offering intriguing features, the A6 Premium 45 makes a perfect portfolio for the luxury car buyer. On top of it, we also recommend installing the Driver Assistance package on the 2020 A6 which adds adaptive cruise control and traffic jam assist to the car. 

2020 Audi A6 Engine and Performance

7.5/10

Turn on the keys and the symphony of the standard turbocharged four-cylinder engine resonates through the hood. Producing maximum power of 248 hp at 4300 rpm and maximum torque of 273 lb./ft. at 1600 rpm, the A6 45 Premium is a performance machine. A 7-speed auto-shift transmission is embedded with enough powerful engine giving this all-wheel-drive sedan a perfect drive quality.

2020 Audi A6 7-speed auto-shift transmission is embedded with enough powerful engine

Audi has designed this powertrain to employ hybrid technology and comes with a 12- or 48-volt starter/alternator which helps in running the engine's stop/start system and a few other equipments.

Models

Audi A6 Sedan 45 Premium Plus 4dr All-wheel Drive Quattro Sedan 

Mercedes Benz Base E 350 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MATIC Sedan 

BMW M340i xDrive 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan 

MSRP

$54,900

$56,550

$54,000

Engine

2.0L Inline-4 (premium)

2.0L Inline-4 (premium)

3.0L Inline-6 (premium)

Drivetrain AWD AWD AWD

Transmission

7-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual

9-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

Power (hp @ rpm)

248@4,300

255@4,500

382@5,000

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

273@1,600

273@2,200

369@2,300

How fast is it?

Push the pedals on a freeway and you can overtake most of the vehicles in a jiffy. Accelerating zero to sixty miles per hour in 4.5 seconds, the 2020 Audi A6 is fast enough for a quick adrenaline rush on a red light or for a skid or two on an enticing corner. Although, when understanding the entire specs of the sedan, we could see that it's not exactly a sports sedan. It's not meant to bring butterflies in your stomach but a sedan you drool over on those sheer luxurious driving experiences. 

The 2020 Audi A6 45 Premium Plus has a quarter-mile range of 13.5/102.7 sec./miles

The 2020 Audi A6 45 Premium Plus has a quarter-mile range of 13.5/102.7 sec./miles. 

Models

Audi A6 Sedan 45 Premium Plus 4dr All-wheel Drive Quattro Sedan 

Mercedes Benz Base E 350 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MATIC Sedan 

BMW M340i xDrive 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan 

0-60 MPH (sec)

4.5 

4.2 

Quarter Mile (sec)

13.5 

14.6 

12.6 

Top Speed (MPH) 155 130 155

Engine

2.0L Inline-4 (premium)

2.0L Inline-4 (premium)

3.0L Inline-6 (premium)

Emission (g/km of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

7.1 

7.3 

8.2 

What about the ride quality?

Wide summer tires keep you off the potholes while cruising. Tuned for comfort and luxury, the 2020 Audi A6 45 Premium Plus has a class-leading ride and handling capability. Precise steering and gear ratios make the sedan feel planted on curves and corners.

The 2020 Audi A6 45 Premium Plus has a class-leading ride and handling capability

Although, what lacks in terms of handling is that the sedan doesn't feel like it's under control when attacking through a zippy road. However, considering the fact that this is not a performance sedan, we can't blame Audi much for the same.

How good is the braking system of the Audi A6?

Push the brakes and you can feel the precision with which this sedan is built. 13.3 inches of rotor brakes in the front and 13 inches on the backstops the car within a considerable time. On the books, the 2020 Audi A6 Sedan is one of the heaviest out of all its competitors in the segment but it doesn't feel so due to its well-built steering wheel and great suspension system. 

The 2020 Audi A6 13.3 inches of rotor brakes in the front and 13 inches on the rear

Nosedive is well contained for the most part under heavy braking and most people, won't have much problem with the same.

Models

Audi A6 Sedan 45 Premium Plus 4dr All-wheel Drive Quattro Sedan 

Mercedes Benz Base E 350 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MATIC Sedan 

BMW M340i xDrive 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan 

Brake Rotors Front (in)

13.3

12.7

13.7

Brake Rotors Rear (in)

13

11.8

13.6

Curb Weight (lbs)

4266 

3792 

3443 

60-0 MPH (ft)

107 

115 

123 

When you compare the Audi with its rivals, you will find that the Audi betters all of its rivals by a big margin. That's owing to a potent braking setup and a well-optimized Quattro AWD system. The Merc comes second in this list but trails the Audi by some margin. The M340i is the worst performer of the lot, contrary to its sporty credentials.

2020 Audi A6 Fuel Economy

8.0/10

Nobody likes frequent pit stops while cruising on the freeway with ‘ Johnny cash’ on repeat. Audi has taken the extra step in refining the I4 engine under the hood which delivers one of the best fuel economies in the segment. A gallon of gas can take you 22 miles within the city limits while on the highway, it goes up to 32 miles per gallon. This sedan has a combined fuel economy of about 25 miles per gallon. 

Model

Audi A6 Sedan 45 Premium Plus 4dr All-wheel Drive Quattro Sedan 

Mercedes Benz Base E 350 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MATIC Sedan 

BMW M340i xDrive 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan 

MPG (City) 

22

21

21

MPG (Highway)

32

30

27

MPG (Combined) 

25

25

23

Fuel Capacity (Gallons) 19.3 17.4 15.6
Range (City/Hwy/Combined) (mi) 463/618/482 348/470/435 327/421/358

Just like the other departments, the Bimmer and the Merc, can't simply match the MPG figures of the Audi. The Merc comes very close to snatching the throne from the Audi but loses out on the highway. The Bimmer, just can't match both these cars in the overall MPG department. 

2020 Audi A6 Interior

8.0/10

We appreciate the motorhead in you who is willing to understand not just the stance but the interiors of this sleek machine. All black interiors with metallic touches all through the cabin give the 2020 Audi A6 the luxurious whiff of aroma which is what differentiates this sedan from other sports-focused sedans in the segment. 

Audi defines A6's interior styling as sleek, modern, and nicely put together made out of brilliant-quality materials. Soft leather gives the occupant the much-desired comfort and plush touch. Rich-looking wood and nickel-finished metal trim smartly used to the dash and doors. The same material is used in the majority controls all through the cabin. A large touch screen controls the drive modes and climate in the cockpit. Audi uses the same system in the A8 sedan and in the Q8 cross over. 

2020 Audi defines A6's Rear Seats

Not for the bumpy road but the 2020 Audi A6 is definitely an executive sedan. Seating 5 people, the soft leather seats on this sedan with plush cabin makes it a great place to unwind after a day at work or just cruise through the freeway on a weekend. 8-way adjustable front seats and an easy to fold rear seats make comfort the first priority in this sedan. Enough legroom and headroom further add to the comfort. Big windows with a one-touch pushdown feature and wide enough doors make it easy to get on and off the sedan. 

Model Audi A6 Sedan 45 Premium Plus 4dr All-wheel Drive Quattro Sedan  Mercedes Benz Base E 350 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MATIC Sedan  BMW M340i xDrive 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan 
Seating Capacity 5 5 5
Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in) 38/57.8/41.3 37.9/57.8/41.3 38.7/56/42
Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in) 38.1/56.5/37.4 38.2/56.9/37.4 37.6/54.6/35.2

What features to expect on the inside?

The 2020 Audi A6 sedan comes with interior features such as:

  • Distance pacing cruise control 
  • Door mirror memory
  • 3 12V DC power outlets
  • Power windows with front and rear 1-touch down
  • Emergency communication system
  • Air filter
  • Day-night rearview mirror
  • Illuminated auxiliary driver and passenger-side visor mirror
  • Automatic temperature control 
  • Residual heat recirculation
  • Power glass tilting and sliding sunroof
  • Trunk/hatch/door FOB controls
  • Console ducts
  • Heated steering wheel
  • 4 USB ports
  • Driver's footrest
  • Remote engine start
  • Refrigerated/cooled box
  • Telescoping steering wheel

What about the tech on offer?

Audi's MMI interface ranks as one of the best in the industry. The A6 also gets the slick and intuitive unit that Audi is known for. Some of the other features on offer include

  • Primary monitor touchscreen
  • Navigation system with voice directions
  • 16 Bang & Olufsen 3D Premium speakers
  • Diversity antenna
  • Audio theft deterrent
  • Real-time weather display
  • Speed-sensitive volume
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite with seek-scan
  • Audi connect 4G LTE internet access
  • 705W premium amplifier

What is the cargo capacity of the Audi A6?

Sedans are not generally the ‘ large boot space’ type of cars but Audi has done all it can to make the A6 as spacious as possible, both in the cabin as well as in the boot. There are split-folding seats present in the cabin that can liberate some more space within the cabin when needed.

2020 Audi A6 Sedan has Cargo Volume 13.7 (ft.3)

You can fit a total of 6 standard size suitcases in the trunk and can also customize the rear seats to increase cargo volume. Although, competitors in the segment have better cargo space the 2020 Audi A6 sedan. 

Model

Audi A6 Sedan 45 Premium Plus 4dr All-wheel Drive Quattro Sedan 

Mercedes Benz Base E 350 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MATIC Sedan 

BMW M340i xDrive 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan 

Cargo Capacity (ft3)

13.7

13.7

17

Audi A6 Leather Seats
2020 Audi A6 Sedan Interior Leather Seats
Aluminum and Wood inlays in the dashboard
2020 Audi A6 Sedan Interior Aluminum and Wood inlays in the dashboard
Gear Shifter of the Audi A6
2020 Audi A6 Sedan Interior Gear Shifter
Rear passenger seats
2020 Audi A6 Sedan Interior Rear passenger seats
2020 Audi A6 Sedan Interior
2020 Audi A6 Sedan Interior

2020 Audi A6 Exterior

9.0/10

It feels like a 4 circle logo coupled with led DRLs can never go wrong. Sleek and posh styling is what welcomes the admirer to the 2020 Audi A6 sedan. Flaunting its wide chrome grill with 9 spoke split alloys and fluid lines all the way through the A-pillar and B-pillar, the A6 is definitely a head-turner. Turn signals integrated into the headlamps and taillamps present an interesting mix of simplicity and extravagance all through the design philosophy of the A6. Twin chrome exhaust and black skid plates perform an intricate dance of glory and charm. 

What about its dimensions comparatively?

The 2020 Audi A6 is slightly longer than the BMW M340i which gives it an amazing edge in adding the much-needed legroom in both front and rear seats. The sedan weighs equal to the Merc but is definitely better in handling than any other competitors.
The 2020 Audi A6 sedan Flaunting its wide chrome grill with 9 spoke split alloys
The A6 feels very planted on the road, although it lacks the precision of ‘Harry Potter's Quidditch wagon’ on twist and turns. 

Model

Audi A6 Sedan 45 Premium Plus 4dr All-wheel Drive Quattro Sedan 

Mercedes Benz Base E 350 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MATIC Sedan 

BMW M340i xDrive 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan 

Curb Weight (lbs)

4266

4266

3968

Length (in)

194.4

194.4

185.7

Width (in)

74.3

74.3

71.9

Height (in)

57.4

57.4

56.8

Ground Clearance (in)

5.5 4.8 5.4

Wheelbase (in)

115.1

115.1

112.2

List some of its exterior features

The exterior features of the 2020 Audi A6 sedan include:

  • Chrome grille
  • Power remote right side-view door mirror with tilt down
  • Body-colored door handles
  • Auto-dimming door mirrors
  • Turn signal indicator mirrors
  • Power open and close trunk
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Metallic paint
  • Galvanized steel/aluminum body material
  • Body-colored front and rear bumpers
  • Door auto-latch
Audi A6 front profile
Audi A6 in action
Rear profile of the Audi A6
Audi A6 when viewed from the Top
Side profile of the Audi A6
Audi A6
LED Taillights of the Audi A6
Audi A6 in all its might

2020 Audi A6 Safety

9.0/10

Audi has been a leader in terms of innovations in safety and the 2020 Audi A6, comes with the same.

The safety features on the 2020 Audi A6 sedan include:

  • Adjustable front head restraints with tilt
  • Curtain 1st and 2nd-row overhead airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Forward collision mitigation
  • Brake assist
  • ABS and driveline traction control
  • Tracker system
  • Side-impact bars
  • Electronic stability
  • Daytime running lights
  • Rear child safety locks
  • Perimeter/approach lights
  • Locking fuel flap included with power door locks
  • 4 wheel disc brakes
  • Traction control
  • Immobilizer
  • Panic alarm
  • Four-wheel ABS brakes

2020 Audi A6 Competition

9.0/10

2020 Audi A6 Sedan 45 Premium Plus VS 2020 Mercedes Benz E350

The rivalry is as old as it can get. Both sleek and stylish cars, what differentiates the two is a bit sporty stance on the Merc while the A6 is luxury-focused. Both differ not just in terms of design but also in terms of performance. You can instantly feel the difference once you take the first turn. While A6 feels planted but it lacks the punch which is in abundance in the E350. Merc is also about $2k cheaper than the A6 while its performance specs paint a different picture. Both cars have the same standard engine and produce the same amount of torque. Although, the 2020 Mercedes Benz Base E350 produces more horsepower.

2020 Mercedes Benz E350

2020 Audi A6 Sedan 45 Premium Plus VS 2020 BMW M40i XDrive

Two leaders in the midrange luxury sedan segments, the 2020 Audi A6 and the 2020 BMW M40i differentiate in terms of their DNA and genes. BMW is definitely much more performance-focused on the track then the A6. Built strictly for the roads, the A6 lacks the sporty punch but what it can deliver with precision are luxury and comfort. The M40i is $5k costlier than the A6 and is ahead in terms of horsepower and torque produced. BMW has done a lot to make the M40i a well-handled sedan but what it lacks is a good fuel economy. 

2020 BMW M40i XDrive

 

2020 Audi A6 Final Verdict

8.8/10

In the war of 3 ‘bonnet wagons’, what wins is the one who can deliver what you are in the market for. The A6 promises to be the quintessential executive sedan you can commute to work in and can have a bit of fun on the weekends. While the M40i and E350 are both performances focused and are track demons if you train them right. May the speed gods be with you.