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2012 Audi A6 Quattro Review

Hi-Tech Sports Sedan

A three-quarter front view of a red 2012 Audi A6 Quattro

In short: A stylish and technologically advanced sports sedan.

Although not much has changed on the surface of the all-new Audi A6, the always-innovative German automaker has once again improved upon its stylish midsize sports sedan with the incorporation of state-of-the-art driving technology and the latest version of its quattro all-wheel drive system. Utilizing the same 3.0-liter supercharged V6 as previous iterations, the 2012 A6 provides great performance and readily available power. However, the biggest changes come inside the cabin, where Audi has partnered with Google for a high-tech interface that provides accurate navigation and also doubles as an Internet hotspot.

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Warranty/Service: 4-year/50,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty; 12-year limited warranty against corrosion perforation; 12-month/5,000-mile no charge first scheduled maintenance; 4-year roadside assistance coverage provided by a third party supplier

Base Price: $49,900 / As Tested: $61,530

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front engine, all-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

Engine: 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine with FSI direct injection
Horsepower: 310 hp @ 5,500-6,500 rpm
Torque:325 lb-ft @ 2,900-4,500 rpm
Transmission: 8-speed automatic with Tiptronic

Curb weight:
4,045 lbs
Wheelbase: 114.7 in
Length/Width/Height: 193.9/82.1/57.8 in
Turning circle: 39 ft

4-wheel ventilated disc brakes; ABS with brake assist; electronic brake pressure distribution; vacuum power assist
Suspension: five-link front; trapezoidal-link rear; twin-tube gas-filled shock absorbers, anti-roll bar

Traction: electronic stability control; quattro all-wheel drive

Top Speed: 130 mph (governor limited)
0-60 mph: 5.3 seconds

EPA City:
19 mpg
EPA Highway: 28 mpg

driver and front passenger head airbags; driver and front passenger knee airbags; driver and front passenger thorax side airbags; rear passenger thorax side airbags; SIDEGUARD curtain airbags

Likes: Audi build

Dislikes: price

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PNW072911 (Updated: 10/10/11 NW)