A QUICK LOOK AT THE 2017 AUDI A6 2.0TDate: 2017-10-04
The 2017 Audi A6 2.
0T is a midsize luxury sedan equipped to compete with popular German and Japanese stalwarts like the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5-Series and the Lexus ES. It's well-equipped, wins on price and has plenty of oomph!
The base price of the 2017 Audi A6 2.0T currently sits at $50,750 while the as-tested price is $56,875.
What is most attractive about this model is that it features either a 2.0-litre turbo-four or 3.0-litre turbo V6. All A6's now come with the S-Line appearance package, 18-inch, 10-spoke wheels and improved infotainment.
This particular model is the 2.0-litre with all-wheel-drive and an eight-speed automatic. Output is 252 hp at 5,000-6,000 rpm, and 273 lb-ft at 1,600-4,500 rpm.
A writer from Autoweek has this to say about the 2017 Audi A6 2.0T:
"Despite the light update, this A6 is almost like being in a vintage car. What is it now, 5 years old? I’m not criticizing – just an observation.
Take the interior. Yes, it’s well-built and the materials are just fine, though it’s not on par with the E-Class – which, in my view, has the best interior on the market at the moment.
Outside, too – Handsome as the Audi A6 is (love the front end), it seems like I’ve been looking at the same A6 exterior for a long time, maybe because I have. Our site says A6s were updated in 2015. I’d never guessed, though Audi fans would call it timeless, I suppose…
After driving this particular A6, though, gotta say it all works. Generally I don’t like my midsize luxury rides to have four cylinders under the hood, but if I must, the VW group’s 2.0-litre turbo is about as good as it gets. (I might have to get over myself on the four-cylinder thing – we’ll see more and more, I bet.) Power is on par with the E-Class’ V6 (again, according to our site), so I have no complaints in the oomph department. The car pulls away from stoplights with some thrust, and I could barely feel any turbo lag, regardless of rpm. Midrange/freeway passing torque felt like it would just go on forever.
I kept the adjustable suspension primarily in comfort mode. It felt just right – nice and smooth. Quiet, too. The car can be driven semi hard – with quattro all-wheel drive, there’s more than enough grip and the A6 has a helluva stiff chassis. True, in slowish corners, you can feel that this baby weighs nearly 4,000 pounds, but again, thanks in part to the quattro’s grip, it’s a fun, composed car to hustle. A recent rainy mess was perfect for experiencing the A6’s competence.
You can often find me whining about German automaker pricing (looking at you mostly, BMW) but for $56K, this car is priced well, in my opinion. Consider the Cadillac CTS, as well as the Benz mentioned above: The last four-cylinder CTS I drove wore a $67K sticker and the E-Class was a grand higher than that, and those were both 2016 models. So the Audi might be aging a bit, but it’s still a really nice driver, and dang, it’s a flat-out value compared to those two."