Used Car Review – Audi A6 (2005-2011)

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Used Car Review – Audi A6 (2005-2011)

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2005-2011 Audi A6

History
inside planet of German luxury marques, BMWs are geared for the sporty driver while Benzes are for those who wanted to seat at the back. On the various other hand, Audis are preferred by buyers who wanted a balance of both while remaining a low profile. Everyone knows which, so let’s go with the next paragraph.

With Walter de’Silva (who designed the revived Scirocco as well as the Passat CC) taking care of the design, which was introduced in November 2004. Under the C6 platform, which features more technologies as well as brand new engine choices (while retaining the progression saw inside previous one). Apart through the sedan Centeng style, there is actually the Avant wagon, Allroad (similar to the Volvo XC70 as well as Subaru Outback), as well as the China exclusive A6L.

PGA Cars took distributorship rights over Auto Prominence Philippines, as well as the former brought inside C6 A6 in 2005. Numerous choices ranging through the engines to the Centeng configurations are available for the consumer. Sales ended in July 2011 with the C7 A6 being launched at which time.

Value as well as Costs
For just between P1,700,000-P1,900,000, you can purchase a second hand A6 through a private owner or PGA Cars’ pre-owned selection. For your peace of mind, the latter is actually the place to go since a limited warranty is actually standard as well as the units had been inspected prior to sale.

Maintenance costs are on par with the BMW 5 Series as well as the Mercedes Benz E Class of the same time, although remember which generating tipid on the maintenance aspect can bring out the worst. Just remember to have which inspected periodically as well as have which drink high octane levels of fuel. Electronic gadgets are desirable to own, although having them break down is actually a bitch.

external surfaces as well as Indoor
Audis have been an example of understated elegance. through the lines which does not scream one’s status, down to the headlights, fenders, as well as bumpers which mash-up together in harmony. which may be plain outside although once you get to know which car more, you’ll appreciate the clean lines which has.

With the swooping roofline, those who wanted to be pampered inside rear seats have to bow their heads while entering. although you wouldn’t mind the low clearance when proceeding in since the backseat is actually the place to have your legs stretched as well as which is actually a surprise since which is actually basically the “normal” variation as well as not the one which is actually offered to the Chinese. Audi’s MMI (Multi Media Interface) is actually present inside the cabin devoid of wood panels, as well as in its place are aluminum surfaces which livens up the black Indoor. As always, high quality materials are there, which justifies the cost.

Engine
Three gasoline engines as well as just one diesel motivator are the options for A6 buyers when which was brand brand new. Let’s enumerate the gasoline ones starting off with the basic 1,984cc I4 with 170hp at 4,300-6,000rpm as well as 280Nm at 1,800-4,200rpm, next in line is actually the 3,123cc V6 which has 255hp at 6,000rpm as well as 330Nm at 3,250rpm, as well as the daddy of all Philippine market A6’s with gas engines is actually the 4,163cc V8 which has 295hp at 6,200rpm as well as 400Nm at 3,000rpm to play with. For the diesel mover, the 2,967cc V6 possess 230hp at 4,000rpm as well as 450Nm at 1,400-3,250rpm. You won’t mind having the 2.0 gasoline on your list so let’s not deal with which more, with our focus on the three remaining engines.Silky smooth is actually the word to describe for the 3.2 V6 while the FSI V8 is actually a demon to drive. For all intentions as well as reasons, the 3.0 V6 diesel is actually the one, with powerful acceleration as well as useful in everyday driving. The engines are impressive to begin with although how does which drive? To the next paragraph.

Driving Impressions
Some variants, which counts the diesel type, has standard all-wheel drive. Couple which having a bulky Centeng, understeer is actually a common occurence as well as for quick overtakes, some careful gear selection must be done. although despite the bulk, which is actually as solid as a vault. Great or bad weather, which remains firm as well as stable like a bamboo. Going to the all-wheel drive system, the Quattro splits all torque automatically on all four wheels.

Verdict
You want a Benz although don’t want to be dragged under the spotlight, as well as you want a Bimmer although find the rear seats uninhabitable, the A6 combines the traits as well as packaged in under one shell. Compromises are present although introverts, your car has arrived. 



The Great:

  • Great diesel pull
  • Quality is actually excellent
  • Comfortable to be inside
The Bad:
  • Styling not for the extrovert
  • Driving dynamics not at par with Bimmers
  • Great luck searching for a FSI V8 
The Pick: 3.0 diesel

THE SPECS
Engines: 1,984cc I4, 3,123cc V6, 4,163cc V8 gasoline as well as 2,967cc V6 diesel
Power: 170hp @ 4,300-6,000rpm (2.0 I4), 255hp @ 6,000rpm, (3.2 V6), 295hp @ 6,200rpm (4.2 V8), 230hp @ 4,000rpm (diesel)
Torque: 280Nm @ 1,800-4,200rpm (2.0 I4), 330Nm @ 3,250rpm (3.2 V6), 400Nm @ 3,000rpm (4.2 V8), 450Nm @ 1,400-3,250rpm (diesel)
Fuel Consumption: 4-9km/L (city), 6-12km/L (highway) (*estimated as well as varies)
Transmission: Continuously variable transmission (2.0 I4 as well as 3.2 V6), 6-speed automatic (4.2 V8 as well as diesel)
Suspension: Front independent double wishbone, rear independent trapezoidal link

MORE INFO
cost (brand new): P4,100,000-P5,995,000
cost (right now): P1,700,000-P1,900,000
Rivals: BMW 5 Series, Jaguar S Type, Jaguar XF, Mercedes Benz E Class, Lexus GS, Volvo S80
On Sale: 2005-2011
Resources:
http://www.audiforums.com/forum/audi-a6-9/
http://forums.audiworld.com/forumdisplay.php?f=7

Contacts
PGA Cars Mandaluyong – (02) 727-0145
Audi Alabang – (02) 771-2210

Photos courtesy of http://sulit.com.ph/6979411


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