#54 2008 Audi A6 – Affordable performance and luxury

Luxury-car shoppers who love value have long cheered the Audi A6. In true Audi fashion, the midsize A6 gives you a lot for a very competitive price. One of the A6’s primary strengths is its plush cabin. Materials are first-rate, and the overall design is nothing short of class-leading. This and many more aspects have made the Audi A6 to be a must have choice especially in the Kenyan used car market. The model currently stocked on most used car yards is the 2008 Audi A6.
2008 Audi A6

Seen from the front, the trapezoidal design of the single-frame radiator grille gives the front a striking and unique appeal. The proportions of 2008 Audi A6 feature low-slung windows and coupe-like roofline. The contours of the upswept shoulder line and the dynamic line above the side sills give the car’s entire body a unique push in forward design. The distinctly curved dome on the middle of the engine compartment hood symbolizes the power and performance offered by the 2008 Audi A6 power plants.

Aggressive front look 

Low-slung rear lights wrap distinctly around the edges and characterize the rear end of the car. A chrome strip visually divides the boot lid horizontally, at the same time creating a striking union between the rear lights and the boot. The very dynamic rear contour line provides an additional design cue at the back. The boot lid also incorporates lip spoiler for improving the aerodynamics of the saloon.

Classy profile 

Powering the 2008 Audi A6 saloon is a selection of two power units. The more powerful of the two is the 4.2-litre FSI V8 with 350 hp and 440Nm of torque. This is followed by the popular and must have 3.2-litre FSI V6 with 255 hp and 329Nm of torque. Paired with the power plants is either a six-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission, with Quattro all-wheel drive, or a multitronic CVT transmission with its unique “shift-without-lift” power delivery.

Power unit

The 2008 A6 rides on Audi’s dynamic suspension with an enhanced four-link front suspension and the self-tracking trapezoidal link rear suspension resulting to a dynamic driving experience beyond comparison. Audi’s renowned Quattro all-wheel drive system comes standard on selected 2008 Audi A6 models.


A truly driver-focused cockpit envelops the driver and passengers with materials such as aluminium, leather and wood. The round temperature and fuel gauges are located in the corner of the teardrop-shaped surrounds, next to the large tachometer and speedometer. The four-spoke multifunction steering wheel is highlighted by its single-frame trapezoid centrepiece with the four Audi rings on the central airbag cap.

Spacious and comfortable seating for five 

The MMI control terminal, located behind the gearshift lever, is perfectly ergonomically aligned with its display exactly in the driver’s line of vision, integrated beneath the top dashboard cover. All of the car’s occupants benefit from a higher standard of comfort and interior spaciousness.

Striking rear 


Solid performance, an exquisite interior and reasonable pricing make the 2008 Audi A6 a worthy competitor in the luxury saloon segment. If you’re shopping for a premium used midsize saloon, the Audi A6 should be on your short list. Visit your used car dealer for more details.