The 2019 Audi A6 is completely new for this model year, and replaces a model that had been on sale with minimal revisions since the 2012 model year. Though the old model still held up, a new model was certainly due. The car features more exaggerated fenders and crisp lines, as well as a completely redesigned cockpit with edgy panels and two enormous touch screens. We brought one into the office to see what it's like to live with. The test car was a top-of-the-line A6 3.0T Quattro Prestige. That trim, an $8,200 upgrade, added a heads-up display, adaptive headlights, surround-view camera system, Virtual Cockpit instrument display, power trunk, four-zone climate control, rear sunshades, multicolor ambient lighting, dual-pane acoustic glass, and an upgraded Bang and Olufsen audio system. Other options included the Individual Contour seating package for $3,200, the Driver Assistance package for $2,750, the 20-inch wheel Sport package that also added stiffer suspension for $1,050, and the $600 Cold Weather package with heated steering wheel and rear seats. All these options brought the A6's base price from $59,895 to $76,290. Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore: What size Audi do you take? We've had several large sedans come through our fleet in the past few weeks. The A7 is my favorite, but the A6 is a close second (sorry A8L, although that one's great for putting a carseat in). The A6 has presence. The design is well tailored, and the proportions are elegant. The grille, big wheels and flashy lights smartly dress things up. Like a stainless steel watch with a white dress shirt. Inside, the brown and black materials are subtle, almost austere, yet make for a complex and sophisticated setting. It feels very cultured in here. I like the ledge that bisects the dash, making the interior feel more impressive and substantial. The V6 and seven-speed S tronic are a silky combo, and the A6 rides comfortably without being too soft. Our tester came in around $77 grand, which felt like a solid value for a premium atmosphere like this. Assistant Editor Zac Palmer: Audi is killing the interior game nowadays. Three massive screens dominate the atmosphere, but I never felt overwhelmed by them. Every touch is responded to by an affirmative reaction from the screen in the form of vibrations and clicks. The haptic feedback is a luxurious experience — it's almost like Audi wanted to make you feel like you were still clicking physical buttons, even though it's all being done through a screen. Using glove-compatible touchscreens with gloves can be frustrating sometimes, yet the Audi interface never missed an input from me in the sub-10 degree weather we've been enjoying here in Michigan. The transition to this kind of a dual-screen setup to replace nearly every button is one Audi clearly worked hard on. In my eyes, the Germans nailed it. I like everything surrounding the screens, too. Two-tier dash designs like the one on this car are a good trend — Audi's looks particularly dashing here. …
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|MPG||22 City / 29 Hwy|
|Transmission||7-spd auto-shift man w/OD|
|Power||335 @ 5000 rpm|
|Drivetrain||quattro w/ultra all wheel|
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