By James Bergeron

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2009 Audi A6 3.0T

Day 1:

2009 Audi A6 3.0T Premium
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The Fit I drove last week was a vehicle that a practical person would buy. It drives well, it is super fuel efficient and economical. This week, let’s go in the opposite direction: not too many practical-minded people have an Audi A6 on their shopping list — unless perhaps it is the Avant station wagon version — as the A6 appeals more to one’s senses and desires than their needs.

There is nothing wrong with wanting a vehicle that does more than get you from A to B. If there was, then we’d have nothing more than econobox tin cans circling our neighbourhoods. The Audi A6 is for those with a taste for luxury and style and the 3.0T model like my tester adds a little hint of spice.

2009 Audi A6 3.0T Premium
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The Audi A6 comes in many many flavours, starting from $52,000 all the way up to just shy of $80,000. What surprised me when looking at the options list is that the $52,000 standard model A6 comes with a 3.2-litre V6 engine and fronttrak, a fancy term for front-wheel drive.

The $80,000 model would be a 4.2-litre V8 quattro sedan, while my tester is a 3.0T quattro sedan “Premium” edition with added navigation and S-Line Sport packages.

The Navigation package is self explanatory, while the S-Line Sport package contains: 19-inch wheels with performance 255/35/19 tires, S-Line three-spoke steering wheel, sport suspension, S-Line bumpers and front grille with badge, aluminum door sills with S-Line badge, rear spoiler, brushed aluminum interior trim, and a black headliner.

2009 Audi A6 3.0T Premium
MSRP as tested (including destination): $73,900

For more information on Audi and the A6 visit Audi Canada

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