Audi gave the A6 model a number of updates for the 2016 model year, including more powerful engines and a new generation of dashboard electronics.

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Audi redesigned the A6 grille to conform with newer models in its line-up, using a single frame and separation from the front aero effects.

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Instead of the loopy LED running lights of past Audi models, the new A6 shows off a continuous white light stripe.

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Audi offers a number of engines in the A6, from this 2-liter four-cylinder turbo to both gasoline and diesel 3-liter V-6s.

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The A6 is a large sedan with a spacious cabin with room for five.

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The A6 can be had in front-wheel-drive format as a base model, or Quattro all-wheel drive with any of its engine options.

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Even in the lower trims, the seats feature a good array of power adjustments.

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The rear bench offers a reasonable amount of space for adults.

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An electric power steering system allows for different settings, from Comfort in the city to Dynamic on twisty roads.

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Audi offers the A6 with a very efficient and fast eight-speed automatic transmission or a seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual, depending on engine choice.

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The 2016 A6 lets the driver select the Google Earth view on the instrument cluster display.

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Likewise, the center display can also show Google Earth imagery with the navigation system.

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Audi updated the dashboard electronics in the A6, using its new modular approach to update the chip to Nvidia's Tegra 3 and include the latest generation of its software.

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The Audi Connect services in the A6 now rely on a dedicated 4G connection in the car.

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Drivers can use the DriveSelect feature for different performance profiles.

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Along with a detailed rear-view camera, buyers can also opt for surround-view and a wealth of  driver-assist systems, from adaptive cruise control to night vision.

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