2009 Audi A6

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$45,100 - $60,950
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Engine Engine 3.0LV-6
MPG MPG 18 City / 26 Hwy
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2009 A6 Overview

2009 Audi A6 3.0T – Click above for high-res image gallery In 1982, Audi introduced its redesigned 5000 to the world and unwittingly influenced the shape of sedans to come. The 5000's smooth flanks, disk wheels and flush-mounted side glass were replicated by a generation of cars over the next two-and-a-half decades, and when its successor debuted in 1994, the A6 grew some curves while retaining Audi's patented blend of staid Germanic modernity. The 2009 Audi A6 isn't nearly as revolutionary. It sits atop the same C6 platform we've known since 2005, and last year, the automaker gave its upper mid-sizer a mild makeover consisting of new front and rear fascias, light clusters and a few interior tweaks. Maybe that's why Audi thought it need to commission actor Jason Statham to star in a multi-million dollar Super Bowl advert to boost the A6's image. Well, that and to highlight the automaker's all-new supercharged 3.0-liter TFSI V6 – the same engine due to be fitted to several new Audis, including the 2010 Audi S4. How does the restyled A6 fair during a week of testing? And more importantly, is this new blown V6 a suitable replacement for Audi's 4.2-liter V8? Find out after the jump. %Gallery-67141% Photos Copyright ©2009 Sam Abuelsamid / Weblogs, Inc. The basic profile of the A6 dates back a decade, with its curving greenhouse drawing heavily on the original TT coupe. The current generation stretches the glass longitudinally and, like other contemporary Audis, the A6 has a tornado line (designer speak) just below the sheetmetal's shoulders to connect the outermost corners of the front and rear light assemblies. Those light clusters were the main focus of last year's refresh, although their shape remains rectangular, lacking some of the sculptural elements found in the new A4, A5 and Q5. Other modern Audi design cues have been adopted on the refreshed A6, including the RS4-esque intakes below the headlamps, along with taillights that extend towards the center of the trunk lid, pinching off at the license plate pocket. Inside, our A6 tester had a two-tone, brown and black leather finish which drew mixed reviews from passengers. While the leather and dash materials are top-notch and soft to the touch, the color combination left some people cold. The two-tone interior does an admirable job of breaking up the vast blackness found in most modern Audis, but those who prefer a monochrome look can choose to coat the A6's interior in black, gray or beige. As for the rest of the A6 interior, it's standard Audi: no great breakthroughs, but fit, finish and materials are excellent and ergonomics are similarly good. As with all German luxury marques, Audi has incorporated a control knob on the center console to allow users to navigate through the myriad of features and functions available through the automaker's infotainment and climate control system. Unfortunately, the updated A6 makes due with the second generation Multi Media Interface (MMI), while the new Q5 and refreshed Q7 get …
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2009 A6 Overview

2009 Audi A6 3.0T – Click above for high-res image gallery In 1982, Audi introduced its redesigned 5000 to the world and unwittingly influenced the shape of sedans to come. The 5000's smooth flanks, disk wheels and flush-mounted side glass were replicated by a generation of cars over the next two-and-a-half decades, and when its successor debuted in 1994, the A6 grew some curves while retaining Audi's patented blend of staid Germanic modernity. The 2009 Audi A6 isn't nearly as revolutionary. It sits atop the same C6 platform we've known since 2005, and last year, the automaker gave its upper mid-sizer a mild makeover consisting of new front and rear fascias, light clusters and a few interior tweaks. Maybe that's why Audi thought it need to commission actor Jason Statham to star in a multi-million dollar Super Bowl advert to boost the A6's image. Well, that and to highlight the automaker's all-new supercharged 3.0-liter TFSI V6 – the same engine due to be fitted to several new Audis, including the 2010 Audi S4. How does the restyled A6 fair during a week of testing? And more importantly, is this new blown V6 a suitable replacement for Audi's 4.2-liter V8? Find out after the jump. %Gallery-67141% Photos Copyright ©2009 Sam Abuelsamid / Weblogs, Inc. The basic profile of the A6 dates back a decade, with its curving greenhouse drawing heavily on the original TT coupe. The current generation stretches the glass longitudinally and, like other contemporary Audis, the A6 has a tornado line (designer speak) just below the sheetmetal's shoulders to connect the outermost corners of the front and rear light assemblies. Those light clusters were the main focus of last year's refresh, although their shape remains rectangular, lacking some of the sculptural elements found in the new A4, A5 and Q5. Other modern Audi design cues have been adopted on the refreshed A6, including the RS4-esque intakes below the headlamps, along with taillights that extend towards the center of the trunk lid, pinching off at the license plate pocket. Inside, our A6 tester had a two-tone, brown and black leather finish which drew mixed reviews from passengers. While the leather and dash materials are top-notch and soft to the touch, the color combination left some people cold. The two-tone interior does an admirable job of breaking up the vast blackness found in most modern Audis, but those who prefer a monochrome look can choose to coat the A6's interior in black, gray or beige. As for the rest of the A6 interior, it's standard Audi: no great breakthroughs, but fit, finish and materials are excellent and ergonomics are similarly good. As with all German luxury marques, Audi has incorporated a control knob on the center console to allow users to navigate through the myriad of features and functions available through the automaker's infotainment and climate control system. Unfortunately, the updated A6 makes due with the second generation Multi Media Interface (MMI), while the new Q5 and refreshed Q7 get …Hide Full Review