2014 Audi A6 vs. Its Competition

2014 Audi A6 3.0T
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The Audi A6 has a tremendous range of important, excellent sedans taking aim at it.

The revamped Mercedes E-Class has a smoother-over body and a wicked E63 AMG edition to go with its diesel and hybrid editions; the BMW 5-Series has almost as wide a range, with hybrid tech coming later this year as well as diesels.

The Infiniti Q70 (nee M sedan) is the fabulous looker of this pack; V-6 versions are a little too throaty for our tastes, but the rear-driver's handling is brilliant and its tech features equal those on the Audi.

The Chrysler 300 is an intriguing alternative, with arguably better handling than the A6, available all-wheel drive, and a smoking SRT8 performance version.

Finally, there's a brand-new Cadillac CTS sedan on the way for the fall, with tuxedo-perfect sheetmetal and the promise of handling as sharp as that in the excellent ATS compact.

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8.6
Brilliance takes many forms in the Audi A6: the diesel-driven TDI, the supercharged A6, or the turbocharged S6 all stand out in ways the sedate body doesn't quite match.
8.2
The 2014 BMW 5-Series is simultaneously a classic sport sedan and a technology-packed grand tourer.
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The 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan scales up the ATS' handsome profile and spot-on handling, and tops it off with a winning Vsport edition.
8.2
The Chrysler 300 is loaded with comfort and technology features, and it comes as either a near-luxury sedan, or an monstrously powerful muscle car.
8.8
The 2014 Infiniti Q70 sedan range is fast, fun-to-drive, better to look at, and comfortable--a world-class combination.
8.4
What, me worry? The Mercedes-Benz E-Class reasserts its alpha status with a tighter forehead, a greener turbodiesel, and a pair of all-wheel-drive AMGs.
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