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2014 Audi A6 TDI Prestige notes

Buyers can get into a Audi A6 TDI starting at $58,395. by Audi.

Power for the 2014 A6 TDI comes from a 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel V6 engine, 240-hp and 428 lb-ft of torque. by Audi.

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EDITOR WES RAYNAL: been loving the Audi A6 for a The diesel makes it more to me. Why? To my mind, it has all the diesel like torque (check out 428 lb-ft!) and fuel economy the diesel drawbacks including and coarse operation (I couldn’t I was in a diesel from the sound).

is a fine engine installed in a midsize sedan.

The car leaves the fast and smooth. Throttle is right now, unlike competitors’ diesels, and the power stout throughout the revs. The diesel smoothness and operation me wonder why anyone would it with any other engine. (I include S model in that because that’s another of fish entirely.)

According to website, this car has stop/start, but I it’s too darn cold to I don’t blame it. I would to stay in bed in the morning, too. My to and from the office was about 20 mpg to the in-dash measurer. Not blow-me-away but the conditions have been horrible, with some lots of stop-and-go — I expect much.

Frankly, 20 mpg was a good number, in my opinion.

The of the car is pure A6, meaning the interior is and well built, the chassis is solid and the exterior is sharp.

2014 Audi A6 TDI is an excellent No, it’s not cheap, but excellence money. The car is worth it.

ASSOCIATE JAKE LINGEMAN: Boy, Wes is This A6 TDI isn’t cheap. I was low-to-mid $50k range, but is nearly $70,000 and that’s a diesel pill to swallow.

I have about three total in the car between yesterday and that was about 30 miles, both traffic and ice all over the

My first complaint is that it warm up fast enough. last night and this it took about 15 minutes in the car to get to a temperature and for the windshield to defrost The heated seats work but that won’t keep face and hands warm it’s -5 degrees.

Actually, the heating system is a pain. You to find either your or “mode” button, then go back to the wheel to adjust the I wish it would just with the central dial.

I didn’t find the seats comfortable. The bottoms were and I didn’t get much support for my rear end.

The interior look good, though. warm and inviting. I like the navigation screen, the gear-shifter and the center cluster.

And most of the the central MMI control works

I like the look of the A6 and the rest of sedans. They get sort of in the front, with various pointing forward, but it’s generally flat, giving it a blocky look. The company has up the rear quite nicely, and I think of many ways to it.

Like all Audi vehicles, the A6 was in the snow and ice. I never let alone got close to getting The front lip is a bit low, which had me some snow chunks I was driving over them, but hung up this car.

The of the 2014 Audi A6 TDI Prestige has body lines.

ROAD EDITOR JONATHAN WONG: 2014 Audi A6 TDI Prestige was a in the snow that got dumped on us. A lot of the goes to the Pirelli winter installed on our test car, but forget about the all-wheel either. During one of my nights the car, I decided to slog the foot of snow on the ground to do grocery shopping.

The unplowed roads were with the A6’s front serving as more of a snowplow, but at no was I afraid of getting stuck, control or sliding off into a

The only hiccup was my fault. of shoveling a path through the pile of snow at the bottom of my I instead thought I could bust through. Well, I and I got high centered, causing me to out through the driver’s window, a shovel and dig the car out.

I remain taken with this its stellar winter-weather performance It remains my pick in the luxury segment over the Mercedes-Benz and BMW 5-series. The interior is beautifully with top-notch materials and wood-trim pieces. Audi’s MMI interface is intuitive, with the knob and hard buttons, and the sound system sounds

Jake is correct that the are on the flat side, and I would more side support. It be great if you could get the sport from the S6 in the A6…

Now for the diesel that was new for the model year: Wow, a lot of torque coming from turbodiesel V6. It’s a wonderful to have on tap when it comes to onto the expressway or breezing by traffic. It’s matched to the ZF automatic gearbox that quick and seamless shifts. And I no doubt real-world fuel in non-winter weather would be better than the 22.8 mpg I during my fill-up.

That included numerous days of winter-weather driving and admittedly a lot of time.

Dynamically, it’s an A6 with lightly weighted, but steering. The suspension is firm, enough give tuned in for a that is comfortable enough on the tires. Brakes deliver stopping muscle.

It’s a quiet, comfortable, and still handsome-looking sedan. our particular test car is a little but keep in mind it is a Prestige that gets the S line treatments and a bunch of other like four-zone climate Bose stereo system, lights, side assist and seats. If you can do without that then there is the Premium trim that will lop off from the jump.

Forgo the package and that’s another in savings.

As for alternatives to the A6 TDI, the other car that stacks up to it is the BMW 535d xDrive sedan. The offered in the E-class by Mercedes is a turbocharged four-cylinder with 195 hp and 369 of torque. The diesel in the BMW is a 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder that closely to the Audi’s 3.0-liter V6.

In the Audi’s 240 are outdone by the BMW’s But diesels are about torque, and the holds a slight upper here, with 15 lb-ft than the Bimmer (428 413). Both cars eight-speed automatic gearboxes,

The EPA fuel-economy ratings are also not close between the two. The A6 TDI a 24 mpg rating in the city and 38 mpg on the highway, the 535d xDrive is 26 mpg city and 37 mpg

If you’re in the market for a German sedan with a potent engine, what should you do? As I earlier, I’m an A6 fan for the nicer and handling that feels on its feet, in my opinion. And I don’t for run-flat tires that BMW on using.

But it’s certainly going for a test drive in

The 2014 Audi A6 TDI Prestige well in the snow and ice much to our

WEST COAST EDITOR VAUGHN: Audi specifically and the in general do diesels pretty They invented the things all. While diesels to improve, and while this one is the most refined on the market, is still enough hint of rattle to remind you what’s Maybe diesel buyers that, reminding themselves of how their powerplants are. brings me to your first for hate mail: I didn’t get a reading!

I only had it a couple days and maybe less than a miles, so there was no time to a meaningful mileage figure. sorry.

However, I can still whether it’s worth it in of efficiency to get the 3.0-liter turbo V6 over the 3.0-liter supercharged V6 Audi A6. The base stickers are $7,000 apart, meaning you pay grand to get the diesel. Published efficiencies show an advantage of 6 mpg and 11 highway when you compare versus gasoline.

So it’d you a little while to get a return on if all you wanted was better fuel depending on how much you drove.

there is also engine to consider.

As you’d expect a diesel, this one had massive — 428 lb-ft of it. Horsepower was a 240. The supercharged 3.0 gasoline V6 A6 makes about 100 lb-ft torque at 325, but 70 more hp at

So you have a few things to consider, do you want horsepower or do you want

Torque has advantages. When I it a few times with the test in place, it really flattened my for the first 50 or 100 feet before to plateau. I got a 5.6 second run to 60 mph and was pretty with that.

Audi a 0-to-60 mph time of 5.5 seconds.

The car is and stable at speed. I didn’t it on any significant curves so I don’t much to say about handling that it felt pretty tied down. All the body and movements were under especially rebound in the shocks, I appreciate in a car this big and heavy almost 4,200 pounds.

Living in SoCal, I didn’t get a to wring out the quattro function in the like my colleagues did back in which I think would this a very attractive in places where it snows though you may have to heat the if it gets really cold.

Our car out here in California had the sport package and 20-inch wheels, was $2,300 altogether. We got our 20s front and wrapped in 255/35 Pirelli P

The interior is clean and dark. I the raised grain on the wooden trim. The Audi multimedia is still overly complex and I haven’t really warmed to it in all the it’s been on Audis.

For you need more steps I’d like to take to the radio station. Audi is proud of the resolution on the MMI screen. I care so much about the on the MMI screen. I want to change stations easier. Granted, more programming I could pre-programmed favorites but what if I to try a non-favorite station?

Is this too nit OK, I’ll quit whining. The sound system is good so good you’ll want to it when your favorite comes on the radio. The trunk is It’ll easily accommodate a with lots of room for stuff, in case you have to haul around.

Who needs a

The sticker on this car was $66,795, price is $58,395. That’s a more than the rear-drive of the BMW 535d. The big premium for diesel sense in Europe, where are sound financial reasons to buy cars.

Does it make here in America? Maybe not to people, which is why diesels never really taken off But to the diesel faithful, who tend to their thoughts more so perhaps other groups, it perfect sense and is worth rattling nickel.

The 2014 Audi A6 TDI Prestige has an sport package that 19-inch wheels, and upgraded wheel and shift paddles.

WEST COAST EDITOR Z. RONG: This A6 TDI feels similar to the long-term S7 that I for Seven And S7 fame. Oh, how I’ve that car. At a paltry-sounding 240 but 428 lb-ft of torque, this car just as fast as the 420 horsepower in the S7.

live torque, the rotational of the gods. On gentle acceleration you get sensation around the base of neck that you’re to be pushed, and pushed hard like reaching the apex of a coaster, the most common

The A6 is blessed with many steering that’s light but an excellent ride, and great — it pulls together all of its from its bigger brother A8 subsequently its flamboyant sister A7 ) and larger and more dramatic it actually is.

2014 Audi A6 TDI

Base Price: $58,395

Price: $66,795

Drivetrain: turbocharged diesel V6; AWD, automatic

Output: 240 hp @ 3,500-3,750 428 lb-ft @ 1,750-2,250 rpm

Curb 4,178 lb

Fuel Economy City/Highway/Combined): 24/38/29 mpg

AW Observed Economy: 22.8 mpg

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