The Audi 100 (1989–1994) and A6 (1995–present) were Audi's mid-size cars, the former replacing the Audi 5000.

Year-to-year changes

1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 Discontinued
100 A6
Base 4DR Sedan N/A 4DR Sedan (FWD) Still current
N/A S 4DR Sedan
N/A S 4DR Wagon 4DR Wagon (FWD) N/A 1998
N/A CS 4DR Sedan (FWD) N/A 1994
Base 4DR Sedan (AWD) CS 4DR Sedan (AWD) 4DR Sedan (AWD) Still current
N/A CS 4DR Wagon (AWD) 4DR Wagon (AWD) 2011

1991

The original Audi 100, sold between the 1989 and 1994 model years, consisted of only a 4-door sedan, in both base and Quattro models. Back then, the car was also accompanied by an aging Audi 200.

1992

For 1992, replacing the old Audi 200 were more models added to the Audi 100's lineup -- CS, CS Quattro and S for the 4-door sedan, and a new CS Quattro 4-door station wagon.

The sedan was the first to be introduced on November 24, 1991.

1993

This was the last year for the Audi 100 base sedan.

1994

Added to the lineup for a limited time was the S 4-door station wagon. After that, all of the Audi 100 models were discontinued.

1995

Audi has renamed its models once again in 1995. For instance, the former 100 was now called A6. Otherwise, the changes were mainly cosmetic, with new front sheetmetal.

The A6 was powered by the same 2.8-liter V6 as the Audi 90. It was available as a 4-door sedan or station wagon, and competed with the Mercedes E280/E320, Lexus ES 300/GS 300, Infiniti J30, BMW 530i and 540i, Oldsmobile Aurora, Volvo 960 and Saab 9000. The A6 Quattro was the only car in this class available with all-wheel drive.

The A6 wagon had 7-passenger capacity, and standard features like tilt/telescope steering column and a right-side mirror that automatically rotates downward to aid in parking. A 4-speed automatic transmission was standard on the wagon and optional on the sedan. It had electronically adaptive shift logic that selects from five different programs, from Economy to Sport. Unlike the Audi 90s, the A6's interiors were roomy.

1998

The Audi A6's second generation began starting with this model year. The station wagon was now known as the "Avant".

Retail prices

4DR Sedan

Model year(s) Trim level Drive List price Effective date
1992 Base FWD $27,700 November 24, 1991
1992 S FWD $29,900 November 24, 1991
1992 CS FWD $32,900 November 24, 1991
1992 CS AWD $35,680 November 24, 1991
1992 Base FWD $28,100 Q2 1992
1992 S FWD $30,350 Q2 1992
1992 CS FWD $33,400 Q2 1992
1992 CS AWD $36,400 Q2 1992
1993 Base FWD $30,400 October 14, 1992
1993 S FWD $33,250 October 14, 1992
1993 CS FWD $38,650 October 14, 1992
1993 CS AWD $40,950 October 14, 1992
1993 Base FWD $31,300 Q2 1993
1993 S FWD $34,150 Q2 1993
1993 CS AWD $41,850 Q2 1993
1994 S FWD $35,120 Q1 1994
1994 CS FWD $40,570 Q1 1994
1994 CS AWD $43,020 Q1 1994
1995 FWD $30,600 October 5, 1994
1995 AWD $32,100 October 5, 1994
1996 FWD $32,300 September 1995
1996 AWD $33,850 September 1995
1997 FWD $32,600 Q4 1996
1997 AWD $34,200 Q4 1996
1998-1999 FWD $33,750 November 1997
1998-1999 AWD $35,400 November 1997

A 2017 Audi A4 costs as much as a 1994 Audi 100, depending on the trim level.

4DR Wagon

Model year(s) Trim level Drive List price Effective date
1992 CS AWD $40,800 November 24, 1991
1993 CS AWD $44,250 October 14, 1992
1993 CS AWD $45,150 Q2 1993
1994 S FWD $38,070 Q1 1994
1994 CS AWD $47,020 Q1 1994
1995 FWD $33,170 October 5, 1994
1995 AWD $34,670 October 5, 1994
1996 FWD $34,000 September 1995
1996 AWD $35,550 September 1995
1997-1998 FWD $34,400 Q4 1996
1997-1998 AWD $36,000 Q4 1996
1999 AWD $36,600 September 14, 1998

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