Audi’s current C7-generation A6 is starting to get a bit old, actually, debuting in 2011. However, despite its age, it’s still one of the best looking cars in its segment and still has quite a lot to offer buyers. So Mat Watson of Carwow decided to review it in this latest video.
The Audi A6 is still a great looking car that has an interior that still competes in the top of the segment. It also has some of the best interior and cargo space in the segment, even though its newer competitors have had quite some time to benchmark it. Admittedly, some of the infotainment graphics are starting to show their age and aren’t as crisp or as fresh as anything in its modern competitors, including other Audis. Despite that, though, it’s cabin still a lovely place to spend some time in.
In terms of performance, the A6 2.0 TDI diesel engine is punchy enough to motivate it down the road with relative ease and is very quite, though it isn’t as economical as Audi claims. Audi claims over 60 mpg for the 2.0 TDI, but Watson was only able to manage in the 40’s. His car had the standard six-speed manual option, but a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic is available and is probably the better choice for the A6.
In terms of handling performance and driving dynamics, the Audi A6 is a very capable car with a ton of grip, if you choose the Quattro all-wheel drive which is basically a must-have option. However, it isn’t as fun to drive as the BMW 5 Series or Jaguar XF. But it does offer things those cars don’t, like superior ride comfort and a much quieter cabin. But if pure driving dynamics is what you’re after, then there are probably better options than the aging Audi A6.
All in all, Watson claims that the Audi A6 is still a great car, despite its old age. A new one is coming out next year, but until then, this current-gem Audi A6 is still a car worth giving a look in the segment.