Review - 2012 Audi A6 Exterior The 2012 Audi A6 looks best viewed in profile, where the prominent, sweeping shoulder line grabs the attention. So, too, do the revised proportions. The wheelbase has been extended by 2.7 inches and the exceptionally small front overhang emphasizes Audi's sporting values. From the rear, the family ties with the A4 and A8 are self-evident — you need to be a confident Audi spotter to tell the three apart — but it's handsome enough. The A6, in common with its key rivals, is unlikely to seduce with its looks alone, nor will it offend its traditionally conservative clientele. It's a date you could bring home to your parents. Engine The 2012 A6's supercharged, direct- injected 3.0-liter V-6 with 310 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque and eight-speed transmission combo helped propel the 4166-pound sedan from 0 to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds, and through the quarter mile in 13.4 seconds at 103.9 mph, smoking both the 535i (5.6 and 14.1 at 101.0 mph) and the E350 (6.6 and 14.9 at 94.5 mph). Prices 2012 Audi A6 base price range, $45,000 to $60,000 (estimated).