Last week I wrote up a 2007 A6 3.2 quattro Avant S-Line, the end of a dying breed of luxury wagons from German manufacturers. But before they fully dismissed the large wagon from U.S. shores, Audi went out with a bang when it refreshed the A6 in 2009. Minor updates to styling once again brought the A6 in line with the new design language from Audi, but the real change was under the skin. As they had with the previous models, in an attempt to save some weight from the large Audis the company utilized aluminum throughout; the 3.0Ts featured aluminum hood and fenders like the previous generation S6 had. Additionally, just like the 3.2 had been, the new 3.0T was an aluminum block; the decrease in displacement was more than made up for with a literal boost from the supercharger. With a full 20% power increase to 300 horsepower and 310 lb.ft of torque at a low 2,500 rpm, the new 3.0T was a much better performer than the 3.2 FSi V6 had been and was, briefly, a defacto S-Avant that was missing from the lineup. On top of that, the new supercharged layout meant power increases are much easier to attain; as Chris Harris demonstrated with his stunning S4 v. RS4 comparison. Audi also moved away from its “S-Line” designations towards the new strata of Premium, Premium Plus ($1,400), and Prestige ($3,200) levels which added levels of electronic wizardry and small detail difference. That was on top of the raised base price, now $60,200 in 2010. If you though the 3.2 was rare, the 3.0T is downright hard to find even though they’re nearly new.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2011 Audi A6 3.0T quattro Avant on Cargurus
Model: A6 3.0T quattro Avant
Engine: 3.0 liter supercharged V6
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Mileage: 64,902 mi
Location: South San Francisco, CA · 0 miles away
Mileage: 64,902 miles
Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
Exterior Color: Oyster Gray
Interior Color: Brown – Amaretto
Gas Mileage: 18 MPG City
26 MPG Highway
Stock #: 9118364
Major Options: Backup Camera, Sunroof/Moonroof, Navigation System, Alloy Wheels
The Audi A6 wagon provides an elegant combination of performance and practicality. Its roomy interior and leather upholstery will keep the driver and passengers comfortable, while its supercharged V6 engine, capable of putting out up to 300 horsepower, will keep the driver entertained. With an impressive 26mpg highway fuel efficiency, this wagon is perfect for daily driving and weekend adventures alike. This particular A6 3.0T Premium Quattro comes with the Prestige package, which means a BOSE premium sound system, navigation, rearview camera, and paddle shifters on the leather-trimmed steering wheel, to name just a few interior amenities. This car is being sold by the owner through a free concierge service called Shift, which performs a 150-point mechanical inspection of every vehicle and provides a 7-day, no questions asked return guarantee. Want to take this car out for a spin? We bring the test drive to you, at a convenient time and place that fits your busy schedule. Just visit driveshift.com/s/145332 to book a free, on-demand test drive today. We also offer financing – if interested, please ask for more details!Here’s what the owner has to say about the car:I used this car to commute from Marin to SF and also for road trips. Very little start and stop driving. I’m selling it because I bought the Tacoma model I’d been looking all over for! In a perfect world, I wouldn’t sell it. You can’t get the A6 wagon here anymore and its a fantastic car. Easy to drive and easy to drive fast! This car has been fantastic for everything from easing commute traffic to a killer So Cal surf trip with my son.
Navigation,Navigation Plus System w/3GMMI,Prestige Package,Cold Weather Package,10 Speakers,AM/FM radio: SIRIUS,BOSE Sound System,MP3 decoder,Radio data system,Radio: 3G Multi Media Interface (MMI) Basic Plus,Remote CD player,SIRIUS Satellite Radio,Air Conditioning,Automatic temperature control,Front dual zone A/C,Rear window defroster,Audi Advanced Key,Driver’s Side Memory,Power driver seat,Power steering,Power windows,Rear Heated Seats,Remote keyless entry,Steering wheel mounted audio controls,Four wheel independent suspension,Speed-sensing steering,Traction control,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,ABS brakes,Anti-whiplash front head restraints,Dual front impact airbags,Dual front side impact airbags,Front anti-roll bar,Low tire pressure warning,Occupant sensing airbag,Overhead airbag,Rear anti-roll bar,Power moonroof,Brake assist,Electronic Stability Control,Rear-View Camera,Adaptive Headlights w/Cornering Lights,Delay-off headlights,Front fog lights,Headlight cleaning,Rear fog lights,Self-Leveling Headlights,Xenon Plus Headlights,Panic alarm,Security system,Speed control,Bodyside moldings,Bumpers: body-color,Heated Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirrors w/Memory,Heated door mirrors,Power door mirrors,Roof rack: rails only,Turn signal indicator mirrors,4-Spoke Leather Multi-Function Steering Wheel,Auto-Dimming Interior Mirror w/Digital Compass,CD/DVD Player & CD Changer,Driver door bin,Driver vanity mirror,Front reading lights,Garage door transmitter: HomeLink,Genuine wood console insert,Genuine wood dashboard insert,Genuine wood door panel insert,Illuminated entry,Leather Shift Knob,Leather steering wheel,Outside temperature display,Overhead console,Passenger vanity mirror,Power Adjustable Steering Column,Rear reading lights,Rear seat center armrest,Tachometer,Telescoping steering wheel,Tilt steering wheel,Trip computer,Front Bucket Seats,Heated front seats,Power Heated Front Seats,Power passenger seat,Split folding rear seat,Valcona Partial Leather Seating Surfaces,Front Center Armrest w/Storage,Passenger door bin,Alloy wheels,Rain sensing wipers,Rear window wiper,Speed-Sensitive Wipers,Variably intermittent wipers,Clean title,8″ x 18″ 10-Spoke Alloy Wheels,4-Spoke Leather Multi-Function Steering Wheel w/Paddle Shifters,BOSE Premium Sound System,Rearview Camera,4-Spoke Multi-Function Heated Steering Wheel w/Leather and Shift Paddles,Bi-Xenon Automatic Headlamps w/LED Daytime Running Lights,Audi MMI w/Navigation,iPod Input,Bose Premium Audio,Heated Front and Rear Seats,Rearview Camera w/Rear Parking Sensors,Paddle Shifters,Keyless Start,Power Liftgate,Carfax Available
A prestige level car, this was about as expensive as these 3.0Ts got. Oyster Grey Metallic isn’t the most adventurous color but it’s pretty, and the lack of adventure outside is made up by the beautiful interior which features the Amaretto and Black leather interior. It’s a very pretty combination that sets this car apart from the crowd just a bit. Condition, outside of a few scratches, appears to be very good and in keeping with the slightly higher mileage. But at $25,000, this is around the same price as an entry level Golf Sportwagon – making this one pretty incredible performance and luxury deal with all-wheel drive.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2009 Audi A6 3.0T quattro Avant on eBay
Model: A6 3.0T quattro Avant
Engine: 3.0 liter supercharged V6
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Mileage: 53,411 mi
2009 Audi A6 Avant
Price: $25,995 http://www.outlandmotors.com/l/6c440e85-430899 Location
1177 SE 9th St., Suite 103
Bend, OR 97702
Model: A6 Avant
Engine: 3.0L V6 DOHC 24V TURBO
Stock #: 15A0953
Exterior Color: Ibis White
Interior Color: Cardamom Beige Leather
Features & Options Standard Features: 4WD/AWD, ABS Brakes, AM/FM Radio, Air Conditioning, Alloy Wheels, Automatic Headlights, CD Changer, CD Player, Cargo Area Cover, Cargo Area Tiedowns, Cargo Net, Child Safety Door Locks, Cruise Control, Driver Airbag, Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat, Electrochromic Interior Rearview Mirror, Electronic Brake Assistance, Fog Lights, Front Air Dam, Front Heated Seat, Front Power Lumbar Support, Front Side Airbag, Full Size Spare Tire, Genuine Wood Trim, Heated Exterior Mirror, Interval Wipers, Keyless Entry, Leather Seat, Leather Steering Wheel, Limited Slip Differential, Locking Differential, Manual Sunroof, Passenger Airbag, Passenger Multi-Adjustable Power Seat, Power Adjustable Exterior Mirror, Power Door Locks, Power Sunroof, Power Trunk Lid, Power Windows, Rain Sensing Wipers, Rear Window Defogger, Rear Wiper, Second Row Folding Seat, Separate Driver/Front Passenger Climate Controls, Second Row Side Airbag, Side Head Curtain Airbag, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls, Tachometer, Telescopic Steering Column, Tilt Steering, Daytime Running Lights, Subwoofer, Electrochromic Exterior Rearview Mirror, Tilt Steering Column, Tire Pressure Monitor, Trip Computer, Vehicle Anti-Theft, Vehicle Stability Control System, Front Power Memory Seat, High Intensity Discharge Headlights, Navigation Aid, Electronic Parking Aid
This incredibly hard to find 2009 Audi A6 Avant just arrived and is a stunner. They didn’t make many of these quattro AWD wagons so when we see a good one we grab it! Loaded with Premium Plus Pkg, GPS Navigation, Bluetooth, Back-up Camera, heated leather seats, rear DVD entertainment, Bose premium sound, keyless start and the list goes on. Clean 2 owner Carfax with all service done at Audi dealership in Mission Viejo, CA.
This Ibis White example is in equally good condition; a few years older but with less miles, it’s a mid-range Premium Plus example. I particularly like the warm combination of the Cardamom Beige with Birch trim. All things being equal, I think I prefer this example slightly over the Oyster example – Ibis is a beautiful white and the interior looks like a beautiful Scandinavian resort. It’s a few more dollars, but in the grand scheme still quite a deal compared to the other wagons that are currently on the market, and stepping inside you see Audi’s magic at full force in the gorgeous interiors. Even outside, they retain some of the classic styling that made these Avants popular without the gimmicks of more modern designs. They were the end of an era in the U.S., and one that I for one will miss.
Which would you prefer?