Looking at the 2011 Audi A6


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You can get the 2011 Audi A6 either as the Avant wagon or a sedan.

With few changes, the base car remains the 3.2 version of the sedan with the front wheel drive. It runs on a 3.2 liter V6 (265 hp) with a CVT that functions in the same way an automatic would. You can also get the sedan or wagon with the 3.0T Quattro. Atop the lineup is the S6 sedan, which runs on a 5.2 liter V10 (435 hp).

For this lineup, you have ABS, antiskid system, and traction control for standard safety features as well as airbags at the front, rear, and curtain sides. Other available features include keyless access/engine start and rear obstacle detection. And just recently all models now have navigation systems.

2011 Audi A6 Looking at the 2011 Audi A6

The A6 models also have Audi’s MMI control, which gives you access to various functions through a console of knobs and switches with a screen dashboard. Some of these functions include adjustments for audio and climate.

The Audi A6 almost gets an above average score with the expert’s evaluation, garnering a total score of 75. That’s a really big leap compared to how premium midsized cars within its class would fare, rating only a strict average of 65.5. This says a lot about how competitive the sedan can be.

Unlike most Audi products, the T3.0 doesn’t have any of that low-speed throttle lag. In fact, it shows fine acceleration and runs on a prompt and alert transmission. These models give enough power whether you run it at any speed. The only downside is its inaccurate throttle action in low speeds. Thus, acceleration for these models gets a rating of 7 (8 for the S6).

The sedan is also much appreciated for its ride quality with a rating of 7. The ride is generally firm although they seem a bit too firm for luxury cars. All in all, however, they never pose an uncomfortable drive.

In terms of steering/handling/braking, the sedan gets an average of 8, but the S6 in particular gets a 9. It has almost no body lean and has amazing accuracy in terms of steering. These are agile models with strong grip without sacrificing any poise. It’s sharp and smooth – the makings of a great vehicle.

The sedan isn’t noisy either, except only when running at a high rpm, but even then it can’t be considered a disturbing sound. There’s very little wind noise at all no matter how fast the car runs. Thus, the vehicle gets a quietness score of 8.

The A6 also has a great interior, especially with respect to the front seats, which give so much legroom and are incredibly comfortable. Thus, detail is scored an 8 and front room comfort a 9.

And considering all the ratings mentioned above, it’s no wonder why the sedan’s overall value as a vehicle within its class gets a really high score of 8.

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