2020 Audi A6

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2020 Audi A6 Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Akash Shrivastav Content Writer Updated on: December 12, 2019


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

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 w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

64.2/63.7

dimensions

wheelbase

115.1 in.

length

194.4 in.

width

74.3 in.

height

57.4 in.

curb weight

4101 lbs.

capacity

cargo volume

13.7 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.2 sec.

zero to 100 mph

5.5 sec.

standing ¼-mile

13.7 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

24//32 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

12 yr. / unlimited


Pictures

Exterior
 2020 Audi A6 3 Quarter View  2020 Audi A6 Left Side View  2020 Audi A6 3 Quarter View  2020 Audi A6 Front View  2020 Audi A6 Rear View
Interior
 2020 Audi A6 Cockpit Area  2020 Audi A6 Front Seats  2020 Audi A6 Cockpit Area  2020 Audi A6 Rear Seats  2020 Audi A6 interior

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

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

9.5

Engine

7.5

Interior

8.0

8.4

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2020 Audi A6 45 Premium

45 Premium

power
248hp @ 4300 rpm
fuel
Gasoline
mpg
25 combined

$54,900


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
45 Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl 7AM) Starting at $54,900 MSRP (24/25/32) 248hp @ 4300 rpm, 2 L, I-4, Gasoline
7-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual all wheel drive 5

 2020 Audi A6 55 Premium

55 Premium

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

$59,800


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
55 Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 7AM) Starting at $59,800 MSRP (22/25/29) 335hp @ 5000 rpm, 3 L, V-6, Premium unleaded
7-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual all wheel drive 5

Expert Review

8.4

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

9.5/10
Features

 

7.5/10
Engine

 
 

8.0/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

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. 

2020 Audi A6 Trim

 45 Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive Quattro Sedan 

 55 Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive Quattro Sedan

Price

$54,900

$59,800

Key Features 

Front and rear ventilated disc brakes

Rear side-impact-impact airbag

 

Remote keyless entry

Audi pre sense front Forward collision mitigation

 

Auto-dimming door mirrors

Door auto-latch

 

Day-night rearview mirror

Metallic paint

 

Front dual zone A/C

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

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.

Audi A6 3.0L V6 Motor
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

2.0-liter I-4 (premium)

2.0-liter I-4 (premium)

3.0-liter I-6 (premium)

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

Horsepower

248 hp @ 4300 rpm

255 hp @ 4500 rpm

382 hp @ 5000 rpm

Torque

273 lb./ft. @ 1600 rpm

273 lb./ft. @ 2200 rpm

369 lb./ft. @ 2300 rpm

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. 

Audi A6
The 2020 Audi A6 45 Premium Plus has a quarter-mile range of 13.5 seconds at 102.7 miles per hour.

The 2020 Audi A6 45 Premium Plus has a quarter-mile range of 13.5 seconds at 102.7 miles per hour. 

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

4.5 sec

5 sec

4.2 sec

Quarter Mile

13.5 sec

14.6 sec

12.6 sec

Engine

2.0-liter I-4 (premium)

2.0-liter I-4 (premium)

3.0-liter I-6 (premium)

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

7.1 g/km

7.3 g/km

8.2 g/km

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.

Audi A6 being put through its paces
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. 

Audi A6 Alloys and Brake Rotors
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 Front (in.)

13.3

12.7

13.7

Brake Rear (in.)

13

11.8

13.6

Curb Weight

4266 lbs.

3792 lbs.

3443 lbs.

60-0 mph 

107 ft.

115 ft.

123 ft.

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

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 (Combined) 

25

25

23

MPG (Highway)

32

30

27

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. 

Audi A6 Rear passenger area
2020 Audi defines A6's interior styling as sleek, modern, and nicely put together made out of brilliant-quality materials.

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 

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

Front (in.) Headroom

38

37.9

38.7

Front (in.) Shoulder room

57.8

57.8

56

Front (in.) Legroom

41.3

41.3

42

Rear (in.) Headroom

38.1

38.2

37.6

Rear (in.) Shoulder room

56.5

56.9

54.6

Rear (in.) Legroom

37.4

37.4

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.

Audi A6 Cargo Bay
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 Volume (ft.3)

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

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.
2020 BMW Z4 Convertible Design
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 (mm)

139.7

123

137.16

Wheelbase (in)

115.1

115.1

112.2

Track width (in) F/R

64.2/63.7

64.2/63.7

62.2/61.9

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

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

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 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 Mercedes Benz E350
2020 Mercedes Benz E350
2020 BMW M40i XDrive
2020 BMW M40i XDrive

2020 Audi A6 Final Verdict

Should you get the A6?

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.