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What Changed

The A6 is reworked for the 2012 model year. Similar in size to the prior model, the 2012 has a longer wheelbase and wider track, but only changes slightly in overall size. The styling is new, but the A6 retains several design cues evolving the historical A6 design. Powertrain choices in 2012 include a 211-bhp turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and a 310-bhp 3.0l supercharged V6. Four-cylinder models are front-wheel-drive with a CVT transmission, whereas the V6 models include quattro all-wheel-drive. The S6 is absent from the 2012 lineup, but returns in 2013.

Comparison to Prior Model

2012 Audi A6 Sedan 2011 Audi A6 Sedan
2012 Audi A6 Sedan 2011 Audi A6 Sedan
Price Range ($) $41,700 - $56,780 $45,200 - $76,100
Length (in) 193.9 193.5
Wheelbase (in) 114.6 111.9
Width (in) 73.8 79.2
Height (in) 57.8 57.4
Track (in) 64.1 63.5
Exterior Volume (cu. ft.) 415.7 408.2
Curb Weight (lbs.) 3682-4045 3858-4486
Legroom Total (in.) 78.7 78.2
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 97.2 97.9
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 14.1 15.9
Driven Wheels
  • FWD
  • AWD
  • FWD
  • AWD
Engines
  • 2.0l I4 T (211-bhp)
  • 3.0l V6 S (310-bhp)
  • 3.0l V6 S (300-bhp)
  • 3.2l V6 (265-bhp)
  • 4.2l V8 (350-bhp)
  • 5.2l V10 (435-bhp)
Transmissions A8, CVT A6, CVT
City MPG 19-25 14-21
Highway MPG 28-33 21-30
Combined MPG 23-29 17-25
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