Like its front wheel drive counterpart, the Audi A6 Quattro brings luxury and performance together in one dynamic package. Its advantage over the standard A6 is obviously the addition of all wheel drive; a combination so popular that it would later spinoff into the separate Allroad Quattro model from 01-05. The A6 Quattro was launched at the same time Audi was making a valiant attempt to transform its brand image from a quirky, questionable European manufacturer of mediocre cars to a contender in the luxury market. It competed with the Mercedes E-class with 4-Matic and BMW 5-series iX models. While not initially capturing a large percentage of executive class buyers, today it is a leader. A big part of its success is the quality of Audi A6 Quattro parts, and the precision engineering of each vehicle. Fun fact: Since 1995, the Audi A6 has been produced in 6 different assembly plants in 6 different countries on 3 continents; only the ones in Neckarsulm (Germany) and Changchun (China) have been in operation since the beginning.