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Year-to-year changesEdit

1995Edit

Audi has renamed its models once again in 1995. For instance, the former 100 was now called A6, and the high-performance model, the Audi S4, was now the S6. Otherwise, the changes were mainly cosmetic, with new front sheetmetal.

The A6 was powered by the same 2.8-liter V6 as the Audi 90. It was available as a 4-door sedan or station wagon, and competed with the Mercedes C280/E320, ES 300/GS 300, Infiniti J30, BMW 530i and 540i, Oldsmobile Aurora, Volvo 960, S90, V90, and Saab 9000. The A6 Quattro was the only car in this class available with all-wheel drive.

The A6 wagon had 7-passenger capacity, and standard features like tilt/telescope steering column and a right-side mirror that automatically rotates downward to aid in parking. A 4-speed automatic transmission was standard on the wagon and optional on the sedan. It had electronically adaptive shift logic that selects from five different programs, from Economy to Sport. Unlike the Audi 90s, the A6's interiors were roomy.

The S6 sported wider tires and fender flares, a larger front airdam with larger air inlets and dark, instead of bright, window-surround trim. The interior featured leather seats, a hands-off telephone, 4-position seat memory, wood trim and all of the expected luxury touches. The heart of this hot rod was Audi's old inline 2.2-liter 5-cylinder, in this case equipped with double overhead cams, four valves per cylinder and an intercooled turbocharger. Its 227 hp were channeled through a Quattro drivetrain. The S6 belonged in a class with the M-series BMWs, Mercedes E500, Saab 9000 turbo and Cadillac Seville STS.

1996Edit

The S6 was discontinued in the United States for a long time as of 1996. However, it was temporarily revived in 2002 for nearly two years, then revived again in 2006, and later got a bigger Audi S7 companion in 2012.

1998Edit

The Audi A6's second generation began starting with this model year. The station wagon was now known as the "Avant"

Retail pricesEdit

4DR SedanEdit

Model year(s) Trim level Drive List price Effective date
1995 A6 FWD $30,600 October 5, 1994
1995 A6 AWD $32,100 October 5, 1994
1995-1996 S6 AWD $45,270 October 5, 1994
1996 A6 FWD $32,300 September 1995
1996 A6 AWD $33,850 September 1995
1997 A6 FWD $32,600 Q4 1996
1997 A6 AWD $34,200 Q4 1996
1998-1999 A6 FWD $33,750 November 1997
1998-1999 A6 AWD $35,400 November 1997

4DR WagonEdit

Model year(s) Trim level Drive List price Effective date
1995 A6 FWD $33,170 October 5, 1994
1995 A6 AWD $34,670 October 5, 1994
1995-1996 S6 AWD $47,940 April 17, 1995
1996 A6 FWD $34,000 September 1995
1996 A6 AWD $35,550 September 1995
1997-1998 A6 FWD $34,400 Q4 1996
1997-1998 A6 AWD $36,000 Q4 1996
1999 A6 AWD $36,600 September 14, 1998

GalleryEdit