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7/10
Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Audi A6 Avant

£35,765£61,560
7/10
Overall verdict
Another crushingly good effort from Audi, but it’s not the dynamic rival the 5-Series needs.
 

For: 

Classy cabin, 4wd and masses of space

Against: 

Still not the best to drive and it's mighty expensive once specced

Overview

What is it?

One of Audi’s staples in a range that is increasingly confused with samey niche models, the A6 Avant is a large, refined and spacious estate in the old-school mould. It’s not particularly interesting to look at, although it can be (and often is) blinged to the nouveau-riche max with S line trim and massive alloys. The best cars, however, are modest diesel workhorses that offer the most comfort, refinement and economy. All-new in 2011, it was last facelifted for 2015, but you’ll be hard pushed to notice. The biggest plus is probably the 2.0-litre TDI engine, which is smoother and greener than before. 

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
S6 TFSI Quattro 5dr S Tronic
4.6s 219g/km 30.1 450 £59,335
The cheapest
2.0 TDI Ultra SE Executive 5dr
8.7s 118g/km 62.8 190 £35,765
The greenest
2.0 TDI Ultra SE 5dr S Tronic
8.5s 114g/km 64.2 190 £35,820
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