Automotive

/

Home & Leisure

Eric's Autos: 2021 Audi A6

Eric Peters on

What's New

The standard 2.0-liter gas engine/electric assist combination gets a little stronger this year; total horsepower is up to 261 (from 248 last year). Also, 19-inch wheels are standard on the base Premium trim, along with an integrated wireless toll payment app.

A Black Optics appearance package is also available. It bundles a 20-inch wheel/tire package with black-themed exterior and interior trim.

What's Good

The all-wheel drive-equipped A6 costs about the same (or even less) than rear-wheel drive as-they-come rivals such as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5 Series.

It transitions from gas to electric drive without the herky-jerkyness of less sophisticated engine stop/start systems in other cars.

 

The flat-panel gauge cluster can display multiple screens selected by the driver.

What's Not So Good

The gas mileage benefit of the gas-electric system is negligible.

The traction advantage of standard all-wheel drive is offset to some degree by not much ground clearance (4.2 inches).

...continued

swipe to next page
Copyright 2021 Creators Syndicate, Inc.
 

 

Comics

Mike Luckovich Daddy's Home Free Range Baby Blues Gary McCoy Aunty Acid