Audi A6

Audi A6 information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about Audi's 5-series and E-class rival. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine's news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the A6 car range. We list the top 10 stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on 'More' to browse even more of our archive.

Background
The A6 comes as a saloon or Avant estate, the latter also available in faux-off-roader guise as the Allroad. It's aimed slap bang in the executive car heartland, and most versions are available with Quattro. For more information on the Audi A6, click on our further stories on the links below.

60sec road test
This is one of the mainstays of the Audi range - a wholesome, sensible exec which does exactly what it says on the tin. It might look like a scaled-up A4, but that's the current Audi way. Some of the best, recently refreshed models are very polished all-rounders - the Ultra model mixes 187bhp 2.0 TDI power with 114g/km CO2 emissions. That's quite impressive for a large 1.8-tonne car. The Avant estates are extremely commodious, and a better bet than the four-door saloon in our view. In summary? It's an A7 without the party clothes, but no less capable on the road. Loads of tech, but little buzz.

The one we'd buy
3.0 TDI. Or if we could afford it, the fab RS6

The one we'd avoid like the plague
A petrol one (don't worry; they don't sell any apart from the RS6!)

Rivals to consider
BMW 5-series, Jaguar XF, Lexus GS, Mercedes E-class

For
Capable, polished, extraordinarily wide range, lusty diesels

Against
Just oh-so sensible, still can't match RWD rivals for handling finesse

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