The entry-level A6 model has only been offered with front-wheel drive and a CVT, which hardly interested anyone here in America. Sales have been so poor that the German automaker decided to make its four-cylinder A6 2.0T the way it should have been. Currently, the front-wheel drive A6 2.0T starts at $43,095 and the quattro-equipped model will hit dealerships later this summer with an MSRP of $45,295.
Powered by a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine, the A6 2.0T has 211-hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. But with a starting price well under $50,000 the A6 2.0T could appeal to luxury buyers interested in a base model BMW 5-Series or even a Mercedes-Benz E-Class. It’s worth noting that Mercedes doesn’t offer a four-cylinder in its E-Class model, however, so it’s not exactly comparing apples to apples.
As for fuel efficiency, the 2.0T gets an impressive 33-mpg on the highway.
[Source: Car and Driver]