WHAT IS IT?
An Audi watering hole, in dimension L to the A8’s XL, A4’s M and also A3’s S. Its maker asserts the eighth-generation A6 is a “multi-talent in the luxury course” that “brings numerous innovations to the section … in terms of digitisation, comfort and also sportiness”.
Strong claims, and perhaps justified offered the A6 is based upon the exact same system as the A7 as well as A8, as well as hence gets much modern technology. Practically every little thing available on its bigger, a lot more costly stablemates, actually, except the A8’s elegant AI freedom. Technology like all-wheel guiding, the mild-hybrid system that enables engine-off coasting at up to 99mph, and also the twin-touchscreen ‘MMI touch’ infotainment system. More on all those later.
Trouble is, the BMW 5 Collection, Mercedes E-Class and Volvo S90– the A6’s primary competitors– are all significantly excellent vehicles. The BMW for the way it drives (an honourable mention for the Jaguar XF as well, although it’s lacking in other places), the Mercedes for its refinement and also the S90 for its serenity and also Scandi-charm. If you’re in middle-management and want A Good Cars and truck, you are not without alternatives. So the Audi A6 can’t just be great– it needs to be truly great, and in basically every possible means, simply to contend.
Normally it’s bigger than the automobile it replaces, by 7mm in length, 12mm in size and 2mm in height. And also while there’s definitely a great deal of A4 and A8 taking place in the design– due to the fact that why would not there be– we think the A6 is a silently good-looking point. Specifically in S-Line trim, which adds a little bit of aggressiveness to what is or else a very subtle bundle. Better-proportioned than the A8, definitely, as well as (marginally) much more intriguing than the A4. More distinguishes these 3 than divides the C-, E- and also S-Class– that’s for certain. The wagon looks specifically excellent, and looks better still with the RS6’s pumped-out arches.
WHAT’S THE JUDGMENT?
” A persuading mini-A8, yet not as complete as the dazzling BMW 5 Series”
More of an A8 than it’s ever been, the A6 is a fantastically peaceful and refined point. That claimed it isn’t rather as complete an automobile as the outstanding BMW 5 Series, which stays the course benchmark. Still worth an appearance, mind.