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2015 Audi A6 / S6 Overview

Audi A6 / S6 Reliability

Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2015 Audi A6 / S6   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 A6 / S6s, 10.2 months of data per A6 / S6, average 15000 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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TrueDelta Reviews the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Audi A6 / S6

2015 Audi A6 / S6 Reliability And Durability: Neutral
2016 I wavered on whether to include reliability among the reasons not to buy an Audi A6, and ultimately did not because the issues here are largely potential ones. As it ages, the 2016 A6 could prove troublesome. The 2012s, after a good first few years, have been requiring more than the average number of repairs lately. But over the past year the 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 all have been good. Will this change as they near the end of the 4/50 factory warranty? Perhaps, but this remains to be seen. Or not. In general, recent German cars tend to be good for the first four to six years--the latter the point at which CPO (certified pre-owed) warranties end. I often suggest that there are two smart ways to own a German car: under warranty, or if you're willing and able to perform most repairs yourself. And the Cadillac CTS? We have a limited amount of data on the current car. What we do have suggests that it is more troublesome than the Audi. full 2016 Audi A6 / S6 review

Audi A6 / S6 repairs by problem area

Engine (17%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (17%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (50%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (17%)

Other (0%)

Chart based on 6 repairs.
See TSBs and recalls for the Audi A6 / S6.

TrueDelta Reviews the Gas Mileage of the 2015 Audi A6 / S6

2015 Audi A6 / S6 Gas Mileage: Neutral
2016 Among non-hybrid gasoline-powered upscale midsize sedans, the front-wheel-drive A6 2.0T has the highest EPA ratings: 24 mpg city, 35 mpg highway. (The BMW 528i scores one mpg lower in both tests.) Opt for "quattro" all-wheel drive, as in the tested car, and the ratings fall to 22/32. Still very good for the class but lower than the BMW 528i xDrive's 22/34. Though improved for 2016, the Cadillac CTS still isn't in the running, scoring 21/31 with RWD and 21/29 with AWD. Want the even better fuel economy of a diesel? Well, at the moment it'll have to be a BMW or Mercedes-Benz. Audi has benched the A6 TDI due to its well-publicized emissions issues. Moving in the other direction, you don't sacrifice much fuel economy with Audi's even stronger engines. The A6 3.0T rates 20/30, while even the 450-horsepower V8-powered S6 manages 18/27--astoundingly good for such a large, ultra-powerful car. In my real-world driving the A6 2.0T quattro's trip computer reported averages as high as 27 mpg in both suburban and highway driving. Make use of the engine's performance potential, and the reported average can fall as low as 18 mpg. full 2016 Audi A6 / S6 review
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Questions about the Audi A6 / S6

  2 responses   Audi A6 Reliabiltiy
2005 - 2015 Audi A6 / S6

Hi I am looking at some audi a6/s6 years 2008-2012. Ive been having trouble finding what long term reliability is on these cars. If anyone had some information or links that would be great.

  3 responses   Frequency of repair
2012 - 2015 Audi A6 / S6

What maintenance problems have you encountered and how was your dealer experience.

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