The Audi A6 2009 Review

March 18, 2023
David Sunnyside

audi a6 2009 review

The audi a6 2009 review

One year after BMW's 5 Series got its first minor facelift and six months before Mercedes' new E-Class hits the market, Audi has stepped up its game with a major update of its A6 executive sedan. This mid-life refresh brings a fresh engine line, a more aggressive exterior appearance and a range of optional equipment.

The A6 is a class leader in interior comfort and spaciousness, comfortably seating five adults on long journeys. In addition to that, the A6's trunk offers more than enough space for a full complement of luggage.

Despite a few rough edges, the A6's cabin is comfortable and well-designed with a reassuring level of equipment. The Multi Media Interface infotainment system is intuitive and handles navigation and climate control functions with ease.

Performance is solid and smooth with the new supercharged 3.0T V6 - "T" for turbocharger, of course. It's the kind of engine that could single-handedly make the A6 relevant again in the luxury car and wagon segments.

The engine is a fine complement to the car's smart packaging and benchmark interior design, with a healthy power to weight ratio. The transmission seems to use some programming work to keep it from gear hunting, but otherwise the 3.0T is an impressive upgrade that earns high ratings for both performance and cabin tech.

The A6 is an excellent value in the segment, undercutting the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class on a like-for-like basis. It also comes with a good range of standard equipment and reassuring levels of safety features. Buying an SE-trim car for example, you'll get alloy wheels, leather trim, auto-dipping rear-view mirror and a DVD-based sat-nav system.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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