The 2012 Audi A6 3.0 Prestige

A review of the 2012 Audi A6 3.0 Prestige Quattro - German excellence in motion

Spending a week behind the wheel of the 2012 Audi A6 Prestige 3.0 Quattro provides a great example of how well Audi has molded this roomy sedan around the driver – combining comfort and performance in a package that makes it very clear why Audi is one of the world’s leading luxury brands.

Our 2012 Audi A6 was powered by a supercharged 3.0L V6 sending 310 horsepower and 325lb-ft of torque to all four wheels via Audi’s advanced Quattro all wheel drive system coupled with an 8-speed Tiptronic (automatic) transmission. This is the top of the line drivetrain configuration for the A6 and the Prestige trimline with which our test vehicle was fitted is the range-topping option for the A6. On top of the basic features of the A6 Prestige package, our test car came with the LED headlight package and the 19” wheel sport package – which checks the majority of the boxes when building an A6 similar to this one on the internet. In short, our test car was about as loaded as the A6 can get and that was very obvious both inside and out as there is very little left to ask for from this midsized luxury sedan.

The Exterior
The outside of the 2012 Audi A6 Prestige 3.0 Quattro is classy but it achieves that look with a touch of sinister looking styling. Across the front end, the LED headlights fitted into the long, sleek lenses provide a very angry look with the front end of the hood creating a prominent brow that gives the A6 the look of scowling. When the headlights are turned off, the LED light trim that runs along the lower edge of both headlights is hard to miss in traffic as, simply put, it just looks cool. Daytime running lights are meant to draw attention and the headlights of the Audi A6 most certainly do that.


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