2001 Audi A6 Overview


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2001 Audi A6 Overview

The 2001 Audi A6 benefits from the powerful engines added in 2000, giving this already elegantly sophisticated car more muscle and grit to improve the overall driving experience. Five trims are offered in 2001. A 2.8-liter, 200-hp V6 sedan is available in front-wheel drive or quattro. For more punch, owners recommend the 2.7T turbocharged 250-hp sedan or the 4.2-liter, 300-hp V8, both introduced in 2000. Combined with a Tiptronic auto/manual transmission and standard quattro AWD, these beasts are ready for any driving condition thrown at them. The A6 wagon comes only with the 2.8 V6 and quattro technology. All 2.8 trims have a 5-speed manual transmission option.

The 4.2 is the top of the line trim, containing a monster under its hood that makes accleration much more smooth and highway passing a gleeful experience. The turbo provides extra muscle. The 2001 Audi A6 is also stylish, however, offering a sophisticated interior setup, and the wagon combines luxury with cargo versatility. A Sports Package adds stiffer suspension and more supportive seats.

Owners coo over the quiet, smooth ride and balanced handling of the 2001 A6, even in the heavy turbo. While not necessarily a racing sedan, it won't let you down on the highway. The interior ergonomics and red-lit dash are also highlights. Uninformed and unhelpful dealer experiences cast a shadow on Audi ownership, as do the costly repairs.


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    No Power

    I have an 2001 a6 2.8. I just did a turnup on it and it cracked a plug so redid everyhing again. When i drive it down the road it does fine till i get up to 45mph then theres no powerand cant go a...

    2 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 days ago)

    Power Steering Fluid

    What kind of power steering fluid do I put in my 2001 Audi A6 Quattro Twin turbo??

    5 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)
    Eric Brownsberger

    My Audi Shut Off And Won't Start

    I was driving down the road, and it just shut off. Luckily, it was near a parking lot. When I try to start it it doesn't do anything. The battery is brand new, and isn't dead. Head lights, radio, e...

    12 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)
    Seth Brown

    2001 Audi A6 4.2 Quattro Stalled While Driving & Hasn't Started Since.

    Only had this car for a month. There have been times when I would stop at a store,go in & come right back out & car wouldn't start for 20-30 min., sometimes after it started it would idle & I'd p...

    390 views with 6 answers (last answer 2 months ago)

    Can You Tell Me Which Relays Are For What, Under The Dash I Am Looking ...

    i bought a 2001 audi a6 2.8l with broken timing belt replaced some valves did all the rest of the timing stuff and it wont start I tested the coil input wires and have no power to any of them is t...

    124 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 months ago)