The 2008 Audi A6 continues a legacy of dynamic excellence and exceptional comfort, with impressive attention to detail both inside and out. All 2008 Audi A6 trims now sport the S line exterior package, including 18-inch alloy wheels and distinctive exterior styling cues. Satellite radio becomes standard for 2008 Audi A6, and new options include Audi Lane Assist and a S line interior package. The 2008 Audi A6 is available in 4 trims: 3.2 Quattro Sedan, 4.2 Quattro Sedan, 3.2 Quattro Avant also a 3.2 FrontTrak Sedan.
The 2008 Audi A6 3.2 trims are equipped with a 255 hp 3.2-liter V6 engine, while A6 4.2 trims get a 350 hp 4.2-liter V8. A six-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic is standard on the 2008 Audi A6 Quattro all-wheel drive Sedan and Avant, while the front-wheel drive FrontTrak Sedan gets Audi’s seven-speed Multitronic continuously variable transmission (CVT).
Standard features on all 2008 Audi A6 trims include electronic stability control, six airbags, automatic climate control and Bluetooth wireless connectivity; A6 4.2 trims add a power sunroof, bi-xenon headlights, leather upholstery and heated front seats. There’s many Audi A6 2008 accessories including a High-tech options include Adaptive Cruise Control, passive entry, rear parking assist and an adaptive air suspension. Over all, the 2008 Audi A6 is a 4-door, 5-passenger luxury sedan or wagon (Avant), packed with technology that enhances convenience and driving dynamics.
The 2008 Audi A6 gets a substantial exterior refresh for 2008. After being updated with a number of new equipment for 2007, the 2008 Audi A6 Specifications receives more standard equipment including the S line exterior treatment, headlight washers, SIRIUS Satellite Radio and seat-back storage pockets. Virtually all 2008 Audi A6 found at Audi dealerships come with options on them, but even then, a well-equipped 3.2 model still rings in at less than its German competition. Only the Acura RL, Cadillac STS and Infiniti M35 can match the 2008 Audi A6 3.2′s value.
The 2008 Audi A6 4.2, on the other hand, though costing less than German peers, is quite a bit pricier than some rivals, but remains one of the very few V8-powered cars in its class to offer all-wheel drive. On the whole, we’re pretty fond of the 2008 Audi A6 reliability (read here for reliability ratings). Although not as fun as the BMW 5 Series and not as prestigious as the Mercedes E-Class, the 2008 Audi A6 is an excellent example of a car that does almost everything right. Whether you go for the sedan or wagon, the 2008 Audi A6 abundant luxury, sporty handling and comfortable ride make it a pleasurable vehicle for nearly all occasions.
In some 2008 Audi A6 reviews, the reviewer found that the A6 is quiet, but not eerily silent. While the 2008 Audi A6 handling is softer than that of other top midsize luxury cars, it provides an excellent ride around town, along with predictable reflexes and precise steering through turns.
Confident handling and sure-footed all-wheel drive are the 2008 Audi A6 strongest attributes. The car doesn’t qualify as a powerhouse, but acceleration is quite satisfying with the V-6. The automatic transmission responds promptly and effectively with the V-6 and delivers a civilized experience.
The taut suspension reacts promptly but not excessively. It can cope with most road roughness, but the ride can become bouncy through harsher stretches. Also, the 2008 Audi A6 Quattro all-wheel-drive system affords it prodigious grip around turns that makes spirited driving that much more fun, while at the same time providing additional security in foul weather.