Audi A6 Avant 3.0TDI 2011 Review

Lets get the bad news out-of-the-way first, the new A6 Avant is not going to set your hair on fire or anything close.

Audi’s principles have always associated luxury with insulation. The more isolated the driver is from the action the more luxurious the car must be.

Whether you agree with me or not, Audi’s are an inert car, that much is without question. If you want fireworks, look elsewhere.

If you want to be transported from A-to-B in comfort in a spacious car with good fuel economy then the A6 could be your perfect car.

Audi A6 2011 Avant 3.0 TDI - Luxury without excitement

The 3.0TDI has twin turbos, one smaller one to get things going at lowe revs and a bigger turbo to give the engine enough air at higher RPM.

Unlike most diesels the A6 3.0TDI still has some meaningful shove at 5000rpm which in unusual for diesel cars.

Power for the 3litre V6 engine is 309bhp and 479lbs/ft with 100km/h or 62mph coming up in 5.3 seconds.

The torque of the twin turbo V6 is too much for a twin clutch gearbox so the A6 Avant comes with an 8 speed tiptronic gearbox.

Although the new A6 is bigger than the old car, the use of aluminium for the monocoque savesĀ 80kg from the older equivalent model.

The new A6 has a longer wheel base than the outgoing model but it is no match for the Mercedes E-Class.

All in all if you want to get to A-B comfortably, in a spacious car with good fuel economy and has a badge to match the A6 is pretty hard to fault. If on the other hand you want to feel involved with the process of driving from A-to-B, a BMW would be a better choice.


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