Difference between Audi A4 and A6

Published on January 14, 2016

The Audi A4 and the Audi A6 are two popular classes of executive cars produced by the German car manufacturer Audi AG. In the following article, we will discuss the differences between the two lines of vehicles as represented by the 2015 A4 2.0T Premium Sedan and the 2015 Audi A6 2.0T Premium Sedan.

Definitions

Audi A4 vs A6
The Audi A4 B7 Sedan

The Audi A4 is a compact executive car manufactured by Audi. The platform for the Audi A4 is constructed on the reliable Volkswagen Group B Platform. Initially there were only sedan and station wagon variations of the Audi A4, but since the second generation of the A4 line, there is also a convertible version.

The Audi A6
The Audi A6

The Audi A6 belongs to the class of executive cars. The German manufacturer Audi AG has long been producing mid-size executive cars. They were labeled the Audi 100 until in 1994 a new facelift was put on this reputable series of vehicles, and the Audi A6 emerged. The Audi A6 is built on the Volkswagen Group C4 Platform and has survived three generations of highly successful models. All Audi A6s have the option of either front-wheel drive or the Quattro system, which is Audi’s four-wheel drive modification.

The Audi A6 is available either in a 4-door sedan variation, or in a 5-door Avant wagon variation.

Comparison chart

The 2015 A4 2.0T Premium Sedan The 2015 Audi A6 2.0T Premium Sedan
Acceleration is a bit weaker Acceleration is a bit stronger
Dimensions: 185.1 inch length; 71.9 inch width and 56.2 inch height. Dimensions: 193.9 inch length; 79.8 inch width and 57.8 inch height.
Heated front seats Seat memory for a driver and heated rear seats
Rivals include the Toyota Camry XLE and the Toyota Prius Four Rivals include the BMW 328i and the BMW 750 Li
The price is $39,000 – $45,000 The price is $48,000 – $52,200

Audi A4 vs Audi A6

What is the difference between the Audi A4 and the Audi A6?

The same performance for a different price

Both the 2015 A4 2.0T Premium Sedan and the 2015 Audi A6 2.0T Premium Sedan are powered by 2.0L Turbocharged Gas Inline-4 motor. The engine provides 220 horsepower. In terms of acceleration, the A4’s motor is responsible for making 0.9 fewer pounds per horsepower than the A6’s engine.

Differences in the exterior & dimensions.

The 2015 A4 2.0T Premium Sedan has dimensions of 185.1 inch length; 71.9 inch width and 56.2 inch height. On the other hand, The 2015 Audi A6 2.0T Premium Sedan is a bigger car, with 193.9 inch length; 79.8 inch width and 57. 8 inch height.

The Audi A4 B8 interior
The Audi A4 B8 interior

Differences in the interior

The 2015 A4 2.0T Premium Sedan has an option of heated front seats, which the A6 2.0T Premium Sedan does not have. On the other hand, the 2015 Audi A6 2.0T Premium Sedan has options of seat memory for a driver and heated rear seats. Both options are not available for the A4 model we are discussing.

The Audi A6 Avant 2.0 TDI interior
The Audi A6 Avant 2.0 TDI interior

The competitors

Both the 2015 Audi A4 2.0T Premium Sedan and the Audi A6 2.0T Premium Sedan are in competition with luxury cars, sports cars, and mid-size SUVs. The chief rivals of the A4 include Toyota Camry XLE and the Toyota Prius Four, as well as Audi’s own A3 and the Q5 Premium Plus. On the other hand, the Audi A6 competes with the BMW 328i and the BMW 750 Li, as well as with Audi’s A5 and the S6.

Differences in price

In the United States, the Audi A4 2.0T Premium Sedan is priced in the $39,000 – $45,000 range. The Audi A6 2.0T Premium Sedan, on the other hand, costs $48,000 – $52,200.