Attractive, fun-to-drive, and priced well against its competition, the 2011 Audi A6 carries forward the model's strong points as it nears replacement in 2012. The four-door sedan or five-door Avant wagon looks good, if somewhat less distinctive than its counterparts at other brands. The large grille stands out among the rest of the subdued, restrained details. MotorAuthority rates the A6 a solid 8 in its segment.
Under the hood, there are three different engine available: a standard V-6, a supercharged V-6, and a V-8, but most will choose the supercharged engine for its solid mix of power and economy. The base V-6's 3.2-liter displacement is good for 265 horsepower, run through a CVT (continuously variable transmission) with seven programmed shift points that's common to the A6 range. The combo is good for 6.9-second 0-60 mph dashes and economy of 18/28 mpg.
The more interesting V-6 adds a supercharger and cuts the displacement to 3.0 liters, raising out put to 300 horsepower and...
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