2005 Audi A6
There are 18 user reviews for the 3.2 with Tiptronic trim shown below
- Inimitable build quality, best in class GPS, bold styling
- Sport suspension very stiff, awkward cup holder position
This 2005 A6 3.2 is a few inches wider and longer than my 2001 model, and decidedly upscale by comparison. The 2005 version is appointed with luxury features unavailable in the earlier model, including a DVD-based navigation system, rearview mirror-integrated digital compass, parking assist, automatic lights and wipers, and Bose surround audio system. But with the sport package, this car also addresses drivers' interest in a true sports ride.
The 3.2 V6 engine dispenses power easily upon request, and the transmission shifts more smoothly than my 2001. I chose the sport package, and the seats really hug you well. The sport ride is pretty stiff, though. You have to want the nimble handling that comes along with the stiffness.
Interior materials and fit and finish are superb. The new look, punctuated by the big grille, gets a lot of comments - and all have been positive so far. The car feels a lot bigger than the old A6, inside and out.
The MMI (multi-media interface) is fairly intuitive, allowing the driver to control the car's interior and exterior environment from a single hub-and-spoke area in the center console. I thought the keyless start option would be a waste of money, but it's become my favorite option. In making room for the nav display screen and the MMI controls, Audi moved the primary cupholder off the dash and to an awkward position in the center console; coffee drinkers beware.
Admittedly a slow convert to the new A6, I evangelize this car's beauty and ride all the time these days. Audi has a real gem here.
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