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The Top Gear car review:Audi A6

Overall verdict
A good exec but others in the class sparkle more.


Beautiful interior with just the right amount of eco credentials


The exterior is understated and forgettable - c'mon Audi!


What is it?

The Audi A6 is the company’s answer to the BMW 5-Series and Jaguar XF. A few years back it was given a facelift so minor you’d be hard-pressed to notice the difference. Think new headlights, grille, sills, rear lights and exhaust, as well as trim and some acoustic glazing for the windows. Underneath however, it’s more or less the same A6, and as such retains that car’s nuances: overall it’s good, reliable, hewn from rock and as understated as they come. The perfect mode of transport for assassins, particularly the Bentley V8-engined S6. Has 444bhp ever looked this discrete? And it’s also available as an estate: the Audi A6 Avant. And as a tougher estate: the Audi A6 Allroad.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
S6 TFSI Quattro 4dr S Tronic
4.4s 214g/km 30.7 450 £57,310
The cheapest
1.8 TFSI SE Executive 4dr S Tronic
7.9s 130g/km 50.4 190 £32,945
The greenest
2.0 TDI Ultra SE Executive 4dr S Tronic
8.2s 109g/km 67.3 190 £35,195
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