Our review is based on our own analysis of Audi A6 and various published car reviews online. Audi models have always commanded respect in the automotive industry. This is because of the keenness the Audi AG motors fraternity deploys in specifications of Audi models to enhance their performance and general appeal. Technology comes with its utility and Audi A6 Saloon is a perfect example of what a modern car should have.
A brief tour on Audi A6 Saloon features and specifications would reveal why Audi should be the model of your choice. This model is the third in its generation and has been improved with features that Audi 100 and Audi 6 dint have.
Audi A6 Saloon lives up to the standard of the latest generation Audi A6 model and there are many additions that are going to make everything attractive. While it is similar to both A4 and A8, the design is classic and attractive. However, there are many competitors so we need to see how it fairs up against them. Audi A6 has to bear stiff competition with BMW 5 Series, Mercedes Benz E Class Saloon and Jaguar XF.
Audi A6 Price
The price is great since you get it straight from the official Audi A6 Saloon dealers. The current price ranges from £30,145 (A6 Saloon 2.0 TDI manual) to £41,640 (A6 Saloon 3.0 TFSI quattro S tronic).
|Audi A6 Saloon Trim||Price|
|2.0 TDI SE 4dr||£30,145|
|2.0 TDI SE (UK drive)||£30,145|
|2.0 TDI S line||£32,495|
|3.0 TDI SE||£34,360|
|3.0 TDI S line||£36,710|
|3.0 TDI quattro SE||£39,110|
|3.0 TDI quattro SE (UK drive)||£39,110|
|3.0 TFSI quattro SE||£39,290|
|3.0 TDI quattro S line||£41,460|
|3.0 TFSI quattro S line||£41,640|
Power and Performance
This model is completely in control of the track the moment it hits the road. The driver simply switches from one pre-configured modes to the other depending on the preference. The modes are dynamic, comfort, Auto and Efficiency. The driver can also smoothly ascend to the sixth automatic transition or to the fifth manually.
There are 3 diesel engines and 1 petrol engine available at the moment. The one that will most likely sell the most is the 2.0 litre Diesel engine as it is the greenest and most frugal one offered. All the engines are really well refined and offer high-quality stats. For instance, the 174bhp diesel 2.0 litre engine will spend 8.7 seconds to get to 62 mph while the TFSI V6 Quattro 3.0 will spend just 5.5 and 295bhp.
When it comes to handling, Audi A6 falls behind BMW 5 Series and Mercedes Benz E Class Saloon. However, Audi claims they have “Advancement through Technology,” which helps the car to move and handle quickly. The road grip is good even at high-speed or tight corners.
Interior and Exterior
From a distance, one would note the executive body of this model. Its head lights are designed with a smooth curve to improve the front view. They head lights are made of halogen, and you will also love the fact that the intermitted windows and rear mirrors are powered and heated.
The interior is just a rider’s paradise once you are riding in this model as you will not notice miles driven as time passes. We have some things that stand out. The seats have adjustments to make it possible for one to adjust to the desired seating posture. Armrest is an exclusive convenience found in Audi A6 Saloon. The driver and the first passenger make themselves comfortable with the head restraints.
Once you board the Audi A6 Saloon, you are very much connected to your world with powerful communication gadgets that are fitted into your model. This car has a Bluetooth interface that allows one to make clear telephone calls as well as receive them. It is also fixed with MMI Navigation with complete maps to enable one pin point the exact location as well as the direction one is heading to. Your entertainment needs are all taken care off with a host of possibilities. One can also play files from external hard disks such as 2 SDHC memory card readers with memory’s capacities up to 32GB. Sound quality is guaranteed with a 180 watt amplifier. The sound is channelled to ten satellite speakers within the interior.
Safety and reliability
Audi A6 receives 5 star rating in Euro NCAP adult protection crash tests. Safety is synonymous with Audi A6 Saloon. The car is designed to eliminate all injury possibilities. The driver is informed on weather and visibility adjustment changes by intelligent rain and light sensors. It also has a belt monitoring utility as an extra safety measure and child safety has been taken into account. The airbags are fitted by the sides, head and in front to make sure no resultant impulsive force reaches the passenger and the driver when the car is involved in a collision. No matter, the inclination angle of the parking lot, the model is secured with electromechanical parking brake.
eBest Cars Verdict
This is a vehicle that has it all right from luxury to a clean track record on the road. The driver is assured of his safety and that of his passengers by the cruise control. The 2.0 litre TDI is most economical and greener to run with 57.6mpg fuel economy. Carbon emissions are kept to minimum with 129g/km of CO2. The road tax is estimated £115 and tax band D – J. You are likely to get good Auto Insurance deal on Aviva Car Insurance.
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