The big addition to the A6 lineup for 2020 is the new Allroad model. Basically a long-roof version of the A6 with some body cladding and adjustable ride-height via an air-suspension system, the A6 Allroad offers all of the refinement of the regular A6, plus the added practicality and go-anywhere capability of an SUV.
While the Allroad will be offered strictly with a six-cylinder engine, the regular A6 sedan gains a new 248-horsepower entry level model, dubbed the 45 TSFI. The A6's inventory of standard equipment is bolstered here by the addition of power-folding/self-dimming/heated side mirrors, high beam assistance, a vehicle immobilizer with motion sensing, an anti-theft alarm system and lane-departure warning.
The mid-level Premium Plus trim receives the Virtual Cockpit, a digital driver information display and a heated steering wheel. This trim is also eligible for the new Executive options package, which includes quad-zone automatic climate control, ventilated front seats, heated rear outboard seats, powered trunk lid operation and multi-colored ambient cabin lighting.
The range-topping Prestige trim gains heated rear seats and an array of driver-assist features, such as adaptive cruise control, active lane departure with emergency assistance, intersection assistance and road sign recognition.
The top two trims are also eligible for a Black Optic exterior cosmetics package.
A 45 TSFI version with the 4-cylinder engine, the Premium Plus trim and the optional driver-assistance features seems like a great way to go. It also has the Virtual Cockpit and 705 watts of B&O audio. The Individual Contour Seating package is worth considering for the extra comfort and support. The A6 Allroad is a unique alternative to a five-passenger SUV like the Q5. As with the A6 sedan, we’d probably aim for a Premium Plus model with the Driver Assistance package. Find an Audi A6 for sale
The 2020 Audi A6 executive midsize sedan comes in Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige trim levels. Both engines are available in any trim level, and the 3.0-liter V6 is an extra $4,900.
The Premium Trim ($55,895) has 19-in alloy wheels, LED headlights with automatic high beams/daytime running lights/tail lights, a panoramic sunroof, rain-sensing wipers and headlights, Audi's Drive Select system (which features presets for steering, throttle and transmission responses), variable-ratio steering, leather seating surfaces, tri-zone automatic climate control (including separate rear controls), heated 8-way power-adjustable front seats with 4-way driver lumbar adjustment and driver's-side memory settings, a power-adjustable tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a self-dimming rearview mirror, power-folding/self-dimming/heated side mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, a universal garage door opener, forward collision mitigation, lane-departure warning, an anti-theft system, Audi Connect Plus services (including Wi-Fi), Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, a 10-speaker/180-watt audio system, satellite radio and Audi's Multi Media Interface (MMI), which includes dual touchscreens (8.8-in and 8.6-in), navigation, a voice command function and four USB ports.
An optional Convenience package for the Premium trim includes wireless charging, a phone signal booster, a heated steering wheel, keyless entry/ignition, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and Exit Assist, which warns of any approaching hazards while the doors are being opened.
The Premium Plus trim ($59,595) includes the contents of the Convenience package as standard and adds a 10.1-in upper touchscreen, Matrix-design LED headlights with washers, a 360-degree camera system, Audi's Virtual Cockpit Plus with a 12.3-in configurable digital driver information display, traffic information, and a Bang & Olufsen 705-watt/16-speaker audio upgrade.
A new Executive package adds hands-free trunk opening, quad-zone automatic climate control, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, and multi-colored ambient cabin lighting.
The Premium Plus trim is also eligible for driver-assist features, including adaptive cruise control with Traffic Jam Assist (relieving the driver of some effort during stop/go conditions), active lane-departure with emergency assistance, intersection assistance and road sign recognition.
The Prestige trim ($65,795) includes the Executive bundle and the driver aids as standard. It also brings double-pane glass for greater sound insulation, power-closing doors, high-definition Matrix-design LED headlights, side/rear collision mitigation, heated rear seats and a heads-up display.
These top two trims can also be ordered with the Individual Contour Seating package, which includes heated/ventilated/massaging front seats covered with finer leather upholstery.
Other options include rear-seat-side airbags, sport suspension with 20-in alloy wheels, 21-in alloy wheels, adaptive dampers with rear-wheel steering, a night vision feature with pedestrian and large animal detection, and a Bang & Olufsen 1,820-watt/19-speaker audio setup.
The 2020 Audi A6 Allroad is offered in Premium Plus and Prestige trims.
The A6 Allroad Premium Plus ($66,895) comes with largely the same features offered on the A6 Premium Plus, the main difference being that the Allroad comes with an adjustable air suspension with five different settings and roof rails. While the A6 Prestige comes with HD Matrix-design headlights, the top-spec A6 Allroad Prestige ($71,395) is limited to mid-tier non-HD Matrix lights. The Allroad also gets standard four-zone climate control, while the A6 sedan comes with three-zone climate control on its Premium and Premium Plus trims. Non-allroad Premium Plus models get heated rear seats, which are present only on Allroad Prestige models. Other subtle packaging differences exist as well.
The A6 Allroad Prestige will also launch in a special 20th Anniversary Edition that comes with a Gavial Green metallic exterior color and a brown interior, plus fine grain ash Natural Noble Wood inlays and other subtle trim elements.
Trunk space in the sedan is 13.7 cu ft (Mercedes-Benz E-Class: 13.1; BMW 5 Series: 14.5). The rear seats split and fold (40/20/40) for some extra cargo flexibility. The A6 Allroad offers an impressive 30.0 cu ft of space behind the second row seats. For the sake of comparison, the Q7 comes with 37.5 cu ft.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||12 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Hybrid/Electric Components||8 Years/100,000 Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/Unlimited Miles|
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