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The Top Gear car review:Audi A6 Avant
For:Classy cabin, 4wd and masses of space
Against:Still not the best to drive and it's mighty expensive once specced
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.