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FEATURES | 9 out of 10
a high level of standard equipment
Los Angeles Times
Even in its most basic form, the A6 feels loaded to the brim
Kelley Blue Book
MMI is “distraction versus conventional switchgear”
Reviewers had fun tinkering with all the bells and whistles available in the 2008 Audi A6, even though a few features have a bit of a learning curve.
Kelley Blue Book put together a list of stand-out standard features, which includes "front and rear fog lights...leather seating, tilt/telescopic steering wheel with touch controls, one touch up/down windows, cruise control, power trunk release, 10-speaker sound system with six-disc CD/MP3 changer and 18-inch alloy wheels."
Technology reigns with a transistorized fist inside the A6. Kelley Blue Book concedes that the "high-tech interior may be a bit overwhelming" for some. Edmunds agrees, saying "there is a steep learning curve involved" when it comes to using the MMI vehicle management system. The 2008 Audi A6 MMI was a point of contention with many reviewers. ConsumerGuide calls the feature a "distraction versus conventional switchgear," but admits it is "easier to use than BMW's iDrive." Cars.com says “too many features that are needed on a frequent basis — like the air conditioning settings — are controlled by MMI when a simple switch would suffice.” ForbesAutos adds, “The number of switches in the cabin is staggering. The dash and instrument panel resemble a jet plane's cockpit, especially when they light up at night.”
The Auto Channel enjoyed driving their test Audi A6 2008 with the Premium Package, which includes "power tilt and slide sunroof, heated front seats, Bi-Xenon headlights, Bose sound system, auto-dimming mirror with compass, auto-dimming and electric outside folding mirrors, and memory function for driver's seat." The total bill for the Premium Package is $3,550.
The Technology Package is another popular 2008 Audi A6 upgrade. The package retails for $3,350, according to ConsumerGuide, and includes "rear-obstacle-detection system, navigation system w/voice recognition, rearview camera, keyless access and starting."
Stand-alone options on the A6 Audi 2008 are plentiful as well, with Edmunds listing "19-wheels with performance tires, a sport-tuned suspension, an adaptive air suspension...adaptive cruise control, a navigation system, iPod integration and voice-recognition technology" as some notable highlights.
From performance enhancement to safety and comfort, the 2008 Audi A6 2008 has features galore.