2005 Audi A6 Overview

A6

Looking for a Used A6 in your area?

CarGurus has 4,850 nationwide A6 listings starting at $1,800.

ZIP:
Average user score
4.2 5 stars
Based on 11 reviews

2005 Audi A6 Overview

Audi continues to define class, sophistication, and elegance in its sedans, offering a combination of stylish looks, sumptuous interiors, and expert engineering to produce cars that make you feel more important than you perhaps really are. The 2005 Audi A6 is the mid-sized Audi sedan, and it gets a revamp this year.

The 2005 A6 is down to only two trims, a 3.2-liter, 255-hp V6 with direct fuel injection, and a 4.2-liter, 330-hp V8 (borrowed from the S6). Both are sedans; there is no Avant wagon in 2005. Both are paired with a new 6-speed Tiptronic transmission, and the CVT is no longer offered. Quattro is now standard across the line. The 2005 A6 is also bigger inside, with a 3-inch longer wheelbase and 2-inch wider body to provide more headroom, elbow room, and leg room, particularly in the back seat. The trunk too has been enlarged, making the A6 one of the biggest mid-size sedans around. As always, Audi's trademark is a focus on safety, and the 2005 A6 features 4-wheel ABS, electronic stability, traction control, electronic brake-force distribution, and multiple airbags.

Outside, the restyling is dominated by the wide-mouthed grille that takes some getting used to. Doors, windows, and lids have been made more flush, all in an effort to reduce road noise. Inside, Audi reigns supreme on driver comfort, and the standard leather seats are supportive, while the dash is easily accessible. A new multimedia interface (MMI) centrally controls many functions, reducing the amount of buttons on the panel. All models come standard with dual climate control and heated mirrors and a center console. The 4.2 adds memory seats and adaptive Xenon headlights.

A stiffer suspension borrowed from the A8 provides more precise handling and more stable control. Drivers note the minimal body roll, responsive transmission, the greater off-the-line acceleration, and the extra interior space with the A6. Overall, the 2005 Audi A6 seems to be a lot quieter as well, ensuring a peaceful, pleasant driving experience. One consumer likened it to a mini limo. Drawbacks include the perennial useless cupholders, a trunk opening too small for the size of the trunk, complaints that the MMI is too confusing, and firm seats that tend to get uncomfortable on long rides.

Updated

What's your take on the 2005 Audi A6?

  • Report
Have you driven a 2005 Audi A6?  
Rank This Car
A6

Looking for a Used A6 in your area?

CarGurus has 4,850 nationwide A6 listings starting at $1,800.

ZIP:
Have questions?   Ask a question

Audi A6 Questions

120

Where Is The Crankshaft Positioning Sensor Located In 2005 Audi A6 Quattro ...

I need to change the Crankshaft positioning sensor in 2005 Audi A6 3.2 but I dont know where is located.

15

Engine Number Location

I am desperately looking for the engine number on my 2005 Audi A6 4.2L V8 engine. Where is it located?

2005 Audi A6 Sub Intallation

I'm wondering if the back of my stock radio has the red and white inputs for the wiring for the subs.

Audi A6 C6 Need Help Head Unit Sound Installation

Anybody know what is my options to replace head unit or replacing the cd changer to A single dash or changing the dvd to watch dvd movies so i ca hook up my sub woofers n door speakers

Mmi Control Panel

I recently bought a used 2005 Audi A6 quattro. The mmi control panel doesnt seem to work right. The previous owner spelled coffe on middle console pannel/ buttons. Coffee was spelled by the gear s...