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2008 Audi A6

2008 BMW 5-Series

  2008 Audi A6 4-door Sedan 4.2L quattro *Ltd Avail* Side Exterior View 2008 BMW 5-Series 4-door Sports Wagon 535xiT AWD Angular Front Exterior View
Invoice $39,943 $41,030
16/27 11/27
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Bottom Line The 2008 Audi A6 has plenty of competition, but its graceful look and feel set it apart from more brutal German and more clinical Japanese iron. Read Full Review The 5-Series sedans and wagons aren't the most practical or the best values in their class, but they're very enjoyable to drive. Read Full Review
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  • Light feel of major controls
  • Exterior styling
  • Interior features
  • "Top Pick" for safety


  • Easy to ring up a $60,000 bill
  • Wide front grille
  • Interior not as handsome as previous edition


  • Handles like a smaller car, but has big-car stability on the highway
  • Velvety, responsive engines
  • Manual transmissions offered across the line
  • Powertrains quite efficient in real-world driving
  • Wide range of useful technology options


  • iDrive remains unduly complex
  • Back-seat isn’t as roomy as it should be
  • Ridiculously high sticker price when extensively optioned
  • Crash-test performance is an embarrassment
Crash Test Ratings No crash data available
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