2014 Audi A6

November 11th, 2014 | Comments Closed | Audi

The 2014 Audi A6 sedan is a midsize luxury available in six trim levels – 2.0T Premium 2.0T Premium Plus, 3.0T Premium Plus, 3.0T Prestige, TDI TDI Premium Plus and Prestige. The numbers and letters indicate the engine installed. The 2014 Audi A6 standard equipment for 2.0T Premium includes 17-inch wheels, the Audi Drive Select, automatic headlights and wipers, heated mirrors, sunroof, rearview mirror dimming automatic, tri-zone automatic climate control and heated front seats, eight-way power, leather upholstery, the tilt and telescoping steering wheel, the Bluetooth phone connectivity, Audi’s MMI electronics interface, a 6.5-inch screen and a 10-speaker sound system with CD player, the satellite radio and an iPod interface. The 2014 Audi A6 2.0T Premium Plus adds 18-inch wheels, LED running lights, xenon headlights, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, keyless ignition / entry, front and rear parking sensors, a navigation system voice-activated camera rear view, HD radio, improved MMI controller, Bluetooth audio connectivity and the Audi Connect.

The 2014 Audi A6 3.0T Premium Plus is equipped similarly to 2.0T Premium Plus way, but adds stop-start system the engine to save fuel and Audi Pre-Sense Basic, which tightens seat belts and closes side windows and roof slide if it detects a potential collision situation. The 2014 Audi A6 3.0T Prestige package adds adaptive headlights, the special exterior design accents, the LED cabin lighting environment, 4-zone climate control, ventilated front seats, a warning system for blind spot warning system rear collision, power adjustable steering wheel and a Bose audio system. The 2014 Audi A6 TDI Premium Plus is equipped similarly to the 3.0T Premium Plus manner, while  TDI Prestige has the same equipment as 3.0T Prestige. Availability of option packages depends on the trim level you select. The list includes the packet type, the Innovation package, the cold weather package, Sport Package, the package driver assistance and optical package Black. Stand-alone options include LED headlights, 15-speaker audio system from Bang & Olufsen surround sound quality, power rear sunshade window and rear side airbags.

2014 Audi A6 Interior

The 2014 Audi A6 offers one of the best cabins in its class, with a dash attractive design, excellent quality of materials and fit and finish strong. The MMI controls the functions of entertainment, communication and the navigation through pop-up screen mounted on the dashboard and a controller and buttons on the center console. The system has logical menus, crisp graphics and a touch-pad to increase functionality, although I still prefer the BMW iDrive or COMAND from Mercedes, for ease of use.

The 2014 Audi A6 also offers the option of WiFi in the car, which uses a 3G connection and adds Google Earth data to the navigation system while also providing simplified Google search for POIs. Sounds a bit exaggerated, but it is actually very useful if you need to do some unexpected work done on the road and no Starbucks in sight. The Google Earth navigation system of  is more  matter of form over function, however, and can actually make the map difficult to understand at a glance. All seats are supportive and comfortable on long trips, while backseat in particular offers more legroom in the real world than most of its rivals. 14.1 cubic foot trunk A6 is a bit small, but the rear seat is folded and has a pass through when more space is needed.

2014 Audi A6 Engine

The 2014 Audi A6 2.0T is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4 good for 220 horsepower, 258 pound-feet of torque engine. Front-wheel drive and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) are standard, and all-wheel with eight-speed automatic is available as an option. Audi claims 0-60 mph time of 7.4 seconds for models of CVT and 6.6 seconds with the eight-speed automatic, which if true is a bit slow compared to others in the segment . Its will do well at the gas pump, but fuel economy as estimated by the EPA is 25 mpg city highway / 33 combined mpg and 28 mpg for the CVT and 20/29/23 mpg for eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive.

The 2014 Audi A63.0T gets a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 that generate 310 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque. One unit, all eight-speed automatic wheels and start-stop technology are standard. In performance tests, the 3.0T sedan went from zero to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds, a fast time among luxury sedans mid-size rooms with similarly powerful six-cylinder engines. The 2014 Audi A66 TDI, a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 diesel fuel good for 240 horsepower and 428 pound-feet of torque engine is obtained. Eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive are standard. According to Audi, this engine gets the A6 from zero to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds. Fuel economy with TDI is a stellar 24/38/29.

2014 Audi A6 Safety

Standard safety equipment on the 2014 Audi A6 includes anti-lock disc brakes, side airbags for front seats, stability control, full-length side curtain air-bags and the front knee airbags. Rear side airbags, rear parking sensors warning system and front blind spots, lane departure warning / maintenance help and are either optional or included with top trims. Audi Pre-Sense The standard system can warn the driver, the tension of the belts and close the windows if a collision is detected, while optional Audi Pre-Sense Plus can do all that, plus tighten belts safety and automatically apply the brakes full force to mitigate the severity of an impending accident. A6 Prestige trim also comes with Audi Pre-Sense Rear, which uses brake light to warn traffic behind the vehicle in case of rear impact, the use of additional preventive protective measures if things turn critical.

2014 Audi A6 3.0T Premium Plus Quattro

2014 Audi A6 3.0T Premium Plus Quattro

In braking tests, 2014 Audi A6 3.0T along Sport package and summer performance tires came to a stop from 60 mph in 111 feet, the average distance for a car of this class with summer tires. Expect longer distances A6s with all-season tires. In crash tests by  Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 2014 Audi A6 received the highest possible best rating in frontal-offset, the side impact and roof strength tests moderate overlap.