The new and refreshed 2018 Audi A6 comes with several highlights including a welcoming interior, excellent driving dynamics, an array of engines, generous interior space, impressive diesel fuel economy ratings, strong and supercharged engines, top crash tests, plenty of technological updates, and top crash tests. We should expect the vehicle sometime before the fall of this year.
If we were to compare the new and redesigned 2018 Audi A6 to a baseball player, the most probable choice would be young Derek Jeter, a kind of an athletic celebrity who does almost anything save for selling hotdogs and whisky to admiring enthusiast. Indeed, the new A6 offers exceptional features such as, roomy accommodations, finely crafted cabin, fuel-efficient engine, and an athletic handling. Furthermore, the vehicle treats its passengers quite well in comparison to other vehicles in the same segment.
The most notable trait, perhaps, is the overall sense of comfort and refinement that the new vehicle comes with. The vehicle doesn’t disappoint either when it comes to the performance segment. In particular, the vehicle impresses with its diesel-fueled TDI engine which comes with the ability to thrust this luxury laden sedan to 60mph from standstill in an impressive 5.6 sec.
Regardless of what is offered beneath its skin, the vehicle still amuses with its agile handling, high-tech features and upscale ambience. Undoubtedly, the new 2018 Audi A6 ranks top on our favorite list of vehicles in the segment. However, close alternatives to consider include the Lexus GS 350, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Lexus GS 450h, and the 2018 BMW 5 Series. However, it’s hard to beat the Audi A6 for 2018 particularly if you are looking for a midsize luxury sedan that’s versatile.
Exterior Pictures & Interior Colors – 2018 Audi A6
The mid-size luxury laden Audi A6 for 2018 is set to be availed in a staggering six trims ranging from the base 2.0T Premium to the top-of-the-line TDI Prestige.
Several designations have been assigned depending on the engine fitted under the hood. For example, the 2.0T denotes a turbocharged 2L 4-cyl, while TDI refers to the turbocharged 3L diesel V6.
Expect the base 2018 Audi A6 2.0T Premium to come equipped with automatic xenon headlights, a sunroof/moon roof, Audi Drive Select, 18” wheels, LED running taillights and headlights, auto-dimming mirrors, automatic wipers, leather upholstery, premium audio system, driver memory settings, Audi’s Pre-Sense Basic safety package, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, automatic climate control, power front seats, 6.5” touchscreen display, CD player, and satellite radio.
As for the 2018 Audi A6 2.0T Premium expect it to add a blind-spot monitoring system, Audi Connect (comes bundled with smartphone integration, Google Earth integration, and Wi-Fi hotspot capability), keyless entry, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, a navigation system, and power-folding exterior mirrors.
Moving up the trim ladder is the 2018 Audi A6 2.0T Premium Plus comes bundled with keyless entry and ignition, a voice activated navigation system, smartphone app integration, blind-spot monitoring system, rear and front parking sensors, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, Audi Connect, 8” touchscreen interface, and an upgraded version of MMI interface.
Closer to the top is the 2018 Audi A6 3.0T Premium Plus comes bundled similarly equipped to the 2.0T Premium Plus but adds a power adjustable steering wheel, a fuel efficient engine, and chrome exterior accents.
Opting for the 2018 Audi A6 3.0T Prestige gets you power truck closing and opening, 14-speaker audio system, a power rear sunshade, manual rear side window sunshades, LED headlights, a heads-up display, power lumbar support, and LED cabin lighting.
Some of the optional equipment package dependent on the trim include the Sport Package, Cold Weather Package, Driver Assistance Package, and the Black Optic Package. Fortunately for those who will opt for the lower trims, expect some of the top-of-the-range features to be provided as optional features on the lower trims.
2018 Audi A6 Engine Specs
The base model comes fitted with a 2L turbocharged 4-cyl engine able to crank out 252 hip and 273 pounds of torque. Provided as standard equipment include a Continuously Variable Transmission system and a FWD.
As for the 3.0T expect a 3.0L supercharged V6 engine good for 333 horsepower and 325 pounds of torque. Provided as standard equipment include the all-wheel-drive system, automatic engine stop-start technology, and the eight-speed automatic. As per the EPA ratings, expect the fuel economy ratings to be 20/30/24 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
As for the 2018 Audi A6 TDI Prestige, expect a 3L turbocharged diesel V6 good for 240 horsepower and 428 pounds of torque. Audi says the vehicle is able to accelerate to 60 mph in just under 5.6 seconds.
Date of Release & Price – 2018 Audi A6
As already said at the top of this review, the vehicle should be expected sometime before this fall. As for the 2018 Audi A6 price, expect the base 2018 Audi A6 2.0T Premium to come featuring an MSRP starting from $46,200, and $63,700 for the top-of-the-line 2018 Audi A6 TDI Prestige Quattro.
We have reviewed both the A6 Avant and Audi’s Allroad separately.