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2016 Audi A6

After dodging light traffic for more than 10 miles at speeds never exceeding 85 miles per hour, the left lane of the derestricted autobahn ahead of us finally opens wide. This is the opportunity we've been waiting for, and we bury the accelerator against its stop and hold it there. The transmission attached to the turbocharged four-cylinder of our 2016 Audi A6 drops a couple gears and begins an arduous battle against aerodynamic drag. The sleek sedan cuts through the wind effortlessly up until about 125 mph, after which the speedometer needle slows noticeably as the outside world contin... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Turbo 2.0L I4
Power:
252 HP / 273 LB-FT
Transmission:
7-Speed DCT
Base Price:
$46,000 (est)
As-Tested Price:
$52,000 (est)
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    Video: Audi revisits Ahab on desert island paradise in new ad
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    Report: New Audi Quattro concept coming to Frankfurt?
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    Each year, the Vienna International Motor Symposium showcases some of the up-and-coming technologies automakers are engineering for the use in passenger cars, and Volkswagen AG CEO Martin Winterkorn revealed some big developments VW is working on for its future products. Winterkorn discussed a multi-faceted approach that VW is looking to reduce its fleet ...

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    First Drive: 2013 Audi RS6 Avant [w/video]
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    Los Angeles: Audi torques the floor in LA with four new TDI oil burners
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