Audi A6 Car Reviews

The Audi A6 is a large executive car offered as either a four-door saloon or a five door estate (Avant model). There is also an Allroad Quattro model, which is a four-wheel drive variation of the Avant. Both the Saloon and Avant are also offered as S-Line models, with a sportier set up.

Price Range: £-1 - £-1
Insurance Groups: N/A - N/A
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Score: 4.5/5
Very spacious inside
Beautifully made interior
Well equipped
Offset pedals
Unadventurous styling
Not as fun to drive as rivals

Latest Audi A6 Car Reviews:

Audi A6 Saloon Pre Model 3.0 TFSI quattro SE 4dr - February 2012
If you are looking for a family car that delivers comfort and performance then the Audi A6 3.0 TFSI Quattro SE 4dr could be the car for you. The lower purchase price in comparison to the 3.0 TDI di...
Audi A6 Saloon Pre Model 3.0 TDI quattro (245ps) SE 4dr - February 2012
If you are looking for a family car that delivers strong performance then the Audi A6 3.0 TDI Quattro SE 4dr could be the car for you. The 3.0 TDI Quattro SE is a reliable and comfortable model but...
Audi A6 Saloon Pre Model 2.0 TDI S line multitronic 4dr - January 2012
The A6 is the Audi proposition for those looking for a luxurious driving experience, and is largely a car sold for executives who are often on the road. The 2.0 litre diesel engine is the basic on...
Audi A6 Saloon Pre Model 3.0 TDI quattro (245ps) S line 4dr - February 2012
If you are looking for a family car that delivers an impressive burst of power then the Audi A6 3.0 TDI Quattro S line 4dr could be the car for you. The model benefits from the reliability and pres...
Audi A6 Avant Pre Model 3.0 TFSI quattro SE 5dr - March 2012
This is the only petrol engine available in the A6 Avant range and it is more expensive than the more economical diesel version, which is better value for money and only slightly slower. Howeve...

Audi A6 Overview

Current engine choices are between the 2.0 litre V6 petrol, and either a 2.0 litre or 3.0 litre diesel for the saloon and Avant models. The Allroad model offers the same 3.0 litre petrol and diesel engines, and an additional 2.7 litre diesel.


The A6 has one of the most impressive interiors of any car on the market, and takes Audi’s reputation for quality to another level. Second to none in terms of the quality of materials used, this Audi proudly displays the luxury finish throughout the interior.


Space inside the A6 is plentiful. Both front and back passengers have an abundance of head and leg room, whist the boot is vast with folding seats to provide any extra luggage space that may be required. Due to its size and comfortable seating, this would make an ideal family car, however it may not be best suited to young children and sticky fingers.


In 2011 the A6 achieved 5 stars in the Euro NCAP safety testing.

Background

The A6 is a large executive car that first appeared in 1994 as a replacement for the Audi 100. The first generation was essentially a re-badged 100, with only limited exterior modification. The second generation was based on a new platform, the Volkswagen Group C, and the car moved from being a large family car to a large executive vehicle.


The third generation was a progression of the previous version. The exterior styling had a more pronounced front grille, whilst the interior was more sophisticated both in terms of appearance and technology offered. It received a facelift in 2008, with minor changes to appearance and the introduction of a new 3.0 V6 supercharged petrol engine.


2011 saw the release of the latest A6 which has taken design cues for both the interior and exterior from the A7. The wheelbase has increased in size and production has moved onto the MLB platform, as have many of the modern Audis.


In the past there has been an RS version of the C6 available in addition to the S-Line models. They were produced from 2002-2004 and 2008-2010, but there has not been a new RS6 designed for the latest generation.

Summary

The C6 offers a large executive car to rival the BMW and Mercedes-Benz offerings. The interior is second to none whilst all engines offer good performance and the handling is surprisingly light for such a large car.

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