2023 Audi A6: A Trim Comparison
The 2023 Audi A6 resembles a well-tailored suit with its sharp bodywork and refined cabin. The mid-size luxury car offers power, comfort, and control. Each trim, however, provides a better combination of safety, power, comfort, and performance. Do you want power or more luxury? Why not both?
Comparing Audi A6 Trims
The Audi A6 offers three different trims to choose from. Each one offers more features than the last. Choosing a model in your budget may be a priority, but it’s important to know what you are getting for your money.
The Audi A6 Premium has a starting MSRP of $55,900. Since power is an important part of Audi’s brand, the A6 offers both a 248-horsepower 45 TFSI 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a 55 TFSI 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine that’s capable of producing 335 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. The Premium model also features Quattro all-wheel drive. The four-cylinder gets the best fuel economy at 23 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.
Because it’s the least expensive option, the A6 Premium doesn’t have the top-tier features you’ll find in the other trims. That doesn’t mean it isn’t great, though! Some of the best features include a standard 10.1-inch touchscreen and digital instrument cluster. Voice-control navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, HD radio, and 10-speaker audio. Plus, additional standard features include LED headlights, panoramic sunroof, and heated exterior mirrors with turn signals. The inside is luxurious with leather seating all around the cabin. Drivers will also find heated eight-way power front seats, lumbar support for the driver, and driver’s front seat memory.
Of course, safety is important to protect you and your investment. The A6 Premium has some pretty solid features in this regard, including rain-sensing windshield wipers, parking sensors in the front and back, and a safety unlock feature that unlocks your doors if the airbags deploy. It also has “Audi Pre-sense Basic,” which helps detect and prepare for impending collisions. If it senses an imminent crash, the car will close the windows and sunroof, tighten the seatbelts, and prepare the brakes for quicker response. New for 2023 is standard adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist.
The A6 Premium Plus is the next trim, with a starting MSRP of $59,800. It has the same engine options as the Premium so that drivers can expect the same capabilities regarding horsepower, torque, and mileage. So why the price hike, and is the upgrade worth it?
The Premium Plus has a much better audio system featuring a 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system. This trim also features Matrix-design LED headlights with high-beam assist. Other standouts are the hands-free trunk release, quad-zone climate control and dual center touchscreens. That’s right. This car features two stacked touchscreens. The upper is a 10.1-inch screen, and the lower is an 8.6-in one. They display navigation plus traffic information.
This trim also features a 12.3-in. high-resolution virtual cockpit turning your whole dash into a screen that can display important vehicle information like your speedometer or a 3D map, making navigation a breeze. Safety improvements include the new top-view-camera system with a virtual-360 view. It also comes with lane change assist and rear cross-traffic alerts.
The 2023 Audi A6 Prestige starts with an MSRP of $69,500. It comes standard with the 55 TSFI engine and all the optional packages available in the lower trims. So are all of the additional features worth the up in price?
The inside of this trim sees dark brown walnut wood around the cabin and power window sunshades for back, and side windows, dual pane acoustic glass. The Prestige also adds convenience features that can’t be found in the other trims like soft power-closing doors an optional luxury package with Valcona leather upholstery and massage seats.
Other features include ventilation for the four front seats, a full-color heads-up display, and HD Matrix-design LED headlights with dynamic turn indicators with high-beam assistance. Additionally, there is four-zone automatic climate control, a power rear window, and power door and trunk closers that also come standard on this trim.
S6 & RS 6 Avant Editions
The Audi S6 editions of the Premium Plus and Prestige models add unique interior and exterior styling on top of sport-tuned adaptive air suspension. The Premium Plus version sells for $74,800, while the Prestige model is $81,500.
Starting at $118,900, you can get the exclusive Avante trim with RS-tuned suspension, sport differential and all-wheel steering. This model delivers a whopping 591 horsepower!
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