Endless driving pleasure is the aim of Audi’s A6. As one of the longer models in the German firm’s family of Saloons it comfortably carries five adults. Leading-edge technology keeps you engaged and informed when on the road, and also has a strong influence within the car’s mighty engines.
The A6 Saloon deserves a closer look at Jardine Motors Audi. Find your nearest showroom online and contact the team to book in for a test drive.
Audi has paid careful attention to safety in the A6 for the benefit of you and other road users. No matter how alert you are there may be situations on the road which cause the car to become unstable.
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) corrects a loss of balance so you maintain control. When you stop on a hill in traffic, hill-hold assist maintains brake pressure momentarily as you move your feet to the accelerator.
Beyond its active technology, the A6 Saloon comprises a comprehensive airbag system, ISOFIX mountings and seat belt monitoring.
Every exterior panel and fixture is a sign of the A6 Saloon’s superiority in the class. There are three trims to choose from: SE, S line, and Black Edition.
SE may be the entry-level spec but its equipment offering suggests otherwise. Bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights are on the front, while LED tail lights are found at the rear.
Audi’s high-gloss package is also a no-cost feature which adds a touch of sheen to the body.
The slick 17-inch alloy wheels increase to 18-inch and then 20-inch as you climb the A6 Saloon range.
Being driven in the Saloon is almost as satisfying as piloting it. Acoustic glazing blocks out wind and road noise to create a more relaxing atmosphere for each occupant.
Standard Milano leather seats heighten the feeling of relaxation and share the same soft-touch upholstery with the multifunction steering wheel.
The car’s streamlined shape hasn’t encroached on headroom in the back, and with its elongated frame the Saloon will swallow 530 litres of luggage in the boot. Tumbling the rear seat forward sees this swell to a plentiful 995 litres.
The size of the A6 Saloon means many buyers will likely choose it for touring and long commutes.
Dependable engines are needed in both situations, and Audi has delivered with a selection of high-powered diesel units. Among them is the 2.0-litre TDI ultra which boasts improved fuel economy and emissions with no lack of power. When attached to a seven-speed S tronic gearbox the engine can achieve 67.3mpg combined.
The manufacturer’s quattro all-wheel drive technology has been incorporated with four of the Saloon’s engines, which peak at the 3.0-litre BiTDI quattro. Maximum torque of 650Nm and 316bhp translate to a 0-60mph time of below five seconds.
Motoring today is about more than just getting from A to B, however. The journey is an experience in itself for everyone involved. Audi knows this and arms the Saloon with a generous variety of kit.
A Bluetooth® interface with mobile phone preparation allows the conversation to continue once you take your seat. SD card-based MMI Navigation then guides you from start to finish.
Throughout your journey, a DAB digital radio will broadcast travel announcements or entertainment into the cabin. Alternatively, you can plug a device into the Audi Music Interface to take control of audio playback.
quattro for the A6 model is the Self-locking centre differential system. This places a power bias of 50:50, dividing the torque equally between front and rear wheels. Due to the quattro system constantly monitoring the road conditions, it can send up to 100% of the power to the front or rear wheels, when needed.
|Vehicle Length||4,933 mm / 194 inches|
|Vehicle Width||1,874 mm / 74 inches|
|Vehicle Height||1,455 mm / 57 inches|
|Wheelbase||2,912 mm / 115 inches|
|Unladen Weight (DIN)||1,380 kg / 4,034 lb|
|Combined Cycle||53.3 mpg|
|Urban Cycle||47.1 mpg|
|Engine / Cylinders||3.0-litre TDI quattro / six|
|Max Torque||500 Nm @ 1,250 - 3,000 rpm|
|Max Power||215 bhp @ 3,250 - 4,500 rpm|
|Top Speed||145 mph|
|Acceleration||0-60 mph / 6.8 seconds (approximately)|