Audi A4 and A6 are both products of the German car manufacturer Audi produced from 1994 to the present. They are both luxurious cars coming in 4 door sedans or 5 door estate (Avant) which gives the pool of Audi lovers ample room to opt for the vehicle that suits their liking best. This review concentrates on key features distinguishing the two cars from one another. If you are looking to either purchase the Audi A4 or A6 and yet to decide which vehicle to go for based on exterior appearance, interior look and feel, or the engine performance, then this article will cover all the areas leaving you with the final decision.
(*Prices are reflective of average BE FORWARD pricings as of September 2020.)
Audi A4 Audi A6
Capacity / Doors 5 seats / 4 doors 5 seats / 4 doors
Average Fuel Economy 17.84 to 18.25 kmpl 17.01 kmpl
Key Features A/C , Fog lights, multi functioning steering A/C, Multi Functioning steering wheel, Power windows
Average Used Pricing $1,370 - $3,520 $1,470 - $35,700
Interior and Exterior Comparison
It is no doubt that the Audi A4 and A6 differ slightly and could cause some confusion to most viewers but looking into the details, the two vehicles indeed stand apart from one another. The Audi A4 comes in an elongated silhouette sporty look, with bolder body shape, lower stance, and more aggressive on the body lines. Both the roofline and dynamic line enhance the character of the vehicle complementing its style. On the latest Audi A4, the front comes with a newly designed Audi Singleframe grille that surrounds the signature Four Rings and an integrated wrap-around hood seam and on the sides, accompanied by full LED headlights.
The rear comes in a bold design highlighted by its shoulder line that effortlessly bonds with the standard dynamic LED tail lights.
The interior of the Audi A4 is quite attractive and would give any driver the reason to try the car. It comes with leather seating surfaces, eight-way power front seats with four way power lumbar adjustment for the driver, and split-folding 40/20/40 rear seats which gives both the driver and passengers comfortable seating space while on the road.
Additionally, the interior comes with a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel with shift paddles, leather-wrapped gear selectors, a sunroof, and a trunk storage package.
As mentioned earlier, the Audi A4 and A6 hold minimal distinguishing features that can easily slip through one’s eyes. Just like the A4, the Audi A6 is designed with an eye-catching exterior and interior that will only leave you craving to be part of the experience.
The Audi A6 comes with the Audi signature design curved by visible Shoulder and Rooflines that work together to highlight the body profile and enhance the sporty character of the vehicle. The front and rear come with the signature LED front and rear lights that complete its compelling design.
The interior of the Audi A6 comes with slight distinction features just like the exterior. Similar to the Audi A4, the A6 comes with a three-zone automatic climate control system and a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel with shift paddles. It is spacious enough and designed with leather seating surfaces that come in a range of color options. The front comes with heated eight-way power front seats and four-way power lumbar adjustment and memory for the driver.
The rear sitting is slightly different from the A4 as it comes in 60/40 rear seatbacks with pass-through and a sunroof.
The Audi A4 comes in a range of aggressive engine options in various engine models offering power and fuel efficiency, giving the buyer room to either opt for the petrol or diesel engine options as listed below;
2.0 TFSI Ultra (49 TFSI /40 TFSI quattro): This model of Audi A4 offers an impressive maximum power between 187 bhp and 249 bhp at @1,450-4,200 to @1,600-4,500 rpm maximum torque at an acceleration rate of either 0-62 mph in 7.2 sec running at a top speed between 240 – 150 km/h.
3.0 V6 TFSI (S4): This model offers maximum power of 349 bhp at @1,370-4,500 maximum torque while acceleration from 0-62 mph in 4.4 seconds.
2.9 V6 TFSI (RS4): This model produces a maximum power of 444 bhp at @1,900-5,000 rpm maximum torque with an acceleration rate from 0-62 mph in just 4.1 seconds.
2.0 TD1, TDI ultra: This model offers maximum power between 134 bhp and 187 bhp, at @1250-3750 rpm torque, and acceleration rate from 0-62 mph in 6.6-8.9 seconds and a maximum speed of 210 km/h.
3.0 TDI V6: This model offers a maximum speed of either 215 bhp and 268 bhp, at @1,250-3750 rpm torque, an acceleration rate from 0-62 mph in either 5.3 or 6.6 seconds.
Now that we are familiar with the range of engine options for the A4, let is observe what the A6 offers;
A6 45 TFSI quattro: This model comes with an aggressive engine producing power at 242 bhp @ 5000-6,500 rpm and an impressive acceleration from 0-62 mph in 6.0 seconds.
A6 55 TFSI quattro, e quattro: These models offer a maximum engine power at 335-362 bhp @ 5,000-6,400 and an acceleration from 0-62 ,ph in either 5.1 or 5.6 seconds.
S6 2.9 TFSI quattro: This model comes with a 444 bhp maximum power @ 6,700 rpm while accelerating from 0-62 mph in 4.4 seconds.
RS6 Avant 4.0 TFSI quattro: This model comes with a powerful 592 bhp engine @ 6,000-6250 rpm and to impress the buyer even more is an acceleration from 0-62 mph in just 3.6 seconds.
A6 35 TDI: This diesel model offers power at 161 bhp @ 3250-42000 rpm and an acceleration from 0-62 mph in 9.3 seconds.
A6 40 TDI quattro: This model offers maximum power at 201 bhp @3,800-4,200 rpm while accelerating from 0-62 mph in 7.6 seconds.
A6 45 TDI quattro: This model offers maximum power at 228 bhp @ 3250-4750 rpm and an acceleration from 0-62 mph in 6.3 seconds.
A6 50 TDI quattro: This model offers 282 bhp maximum power @3,500-4,4000 rpm and an acceleration from 0-62 mph in 5.5 seconds.
S6 3.0 TDI quattro: This model offers a powerful engine of 344 bhp @ 3,850 rpm with an acceleration rate from 0-62 mph in just 5.0 seconds.
If you are dedicated to purchasing an Audi A4 or A6 and yet could not seem to settle for either of the two, this article should be able to assist. Both of the two vehicles provide the driver and passengers with ample space, style, and power. The A6 is designed with a larger body than the A4 which in turn offers more legroom and space for cargo while on the other hand, the A4 is lighter and smaller in size and in turn returns better mpg in base trims. Both vehicles offer a roaring engine that poses high fuel consumption based on the amount of power ejected making them luxury vehicles.
Now that we have observed a list of features that set the two vehicles aside, be sure to visit BE FORWARD in order to explore a range of pricing options of either the Audi A4 or A6 and easily purchase.
Written by: Sharon-Rose Emmanuel Nanyaro