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2012 AUDI A6

Vehicle Style: Large sedan

Price: $121,500 on-roads), $149,710 as tested

Economy (claimed): 8.2 l/100km

Economy (tested): 10.9

When it comes to large sedans, Audi is locked in a battle for supremacy with BMW and Benz.

For Audi, Europe’s one premium brand, it has eyes on less than the top step of the here.

Last year, its A6 in for an evolutionary styling upgrade. In the it also scored some of the aluminium technologies that are in Audi’s flagship A8 saloon.

and out, the thoughtful and thorough touches show, resulting in a premium feel behind the

Quality: Running your across the interior surfaces a range of sensory delights. abounds — it’s trimmed — plastics are quality and real metal set off a premium space.

The electrically-folding MMI interface) screen in the centre of the operates silently, and cleverly a chrome finisher when or closed for a seamless appearance.

The cheap-feeling buttons of the MMI system are curiously out-of-place in an otherwise quality centre console.

Front and back, the well-shaped are cosseting and comfortable. In the rear plenty of stretching space for occupants and headroom is generous under the swooping roofline.

Up though is a real treat. The ‘Comfort Seat’ package with electric memory heating and ventilation, and a four-function massage program.

At $8850, a pricey option, but if arriving massaged and with your suitably heated or cooled is to you, you can tick the box.

Audi’s sportier S-line package is fitted as standard to A6 V6

It comes with electrically-adjustable seats, leather trim, climate control, keyless and ignition, sunroof, Bluetooth and audio, dusk-sensing bi-Xenon rain-sensing wipers, and Audi MMI sat-nav, audio systems and

Optional equipment fitted to our included head-up display metallic paint ($2280), LED with automatic high ($3350), Bang Olufsen premium high-fidelity audio (an $10,780) and the Comfort Seat

Storage: Boot space 530 litres. It’s incredibly and wide, although height is a limited. Folding the rear brings 995 litres of storage; are also ample cabin spaces.

Driveability: Audi’s 3.0 supercharged V6 produces a middle-of-the-road of power. Like every forced-induction engine though, a 440Nm of torque from as low as provides powerful get-up-and-go in the

Coupled to a seven-speed DSG, the A6 is smooth and swift, gear almost go unnoticed and rarely is it in the wrong gear. Selecting mode will see gears into higher revs and kick-downs.

Despite a part-aluminium with 1815kg to haul the A6 weighs more than its

However from behind the you’d be hard-pressed to pick any From a standing start the A6 gathers its skirts and sprints 0-100 km/h in just 5.5

Refinement: Things are certainly inside the A6. Wind and road is kept distantly at bay; are minimal external intrusions to a limousine-like on-road ambience.

The 3.0 supercharged V6 will occasionally its presence felt. Quiet in operation, but when given a the note builds to a crisp and appealing metallic wail.

Audi’s ‘Drive Select’ handling system allows a from four settings gearbox settings).

In practice, between ‘comfort’ and ‘dynamic’ doesn’t seem to alter in the way of comfort. The A6 simply feels suspended most of the time.

As well as putting the A6 through its in our metered testing, we got a real-world, collision-avoidance brake test an errant Falcon pulled our path.

We gladly report the big A6 with four-wheel discs and ABS can up mighty fast.

ANCAP 5-Stars

Safety features: control, traction control, EBD, brake assist, airbags (dual front, seat, rear seat and as well as the security of quattro

Available additional equipment a night vision system, spot warning, adaptive control and Audi pre-sense warning system.

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Warranty: Three years

costs: Service intervals are set for 15,000km/12 months. Costs may so consult your local dealer before purchase.

GS 350 Sports Luxury ($109,900) Until the high-powered hybrid model arrives in Australia, the is the closest thing to Audi’s

Power output is higher and output isn’t too far behind, but need to pedal the Lexus to utilise them.

The high-quality of the GS lacks the visual panache of the and, in this company, a automatic seems a stop-gap (see GS reviews )

Mercedes-Benz CGI Avantgarde ($132,635) — its fresher peers the E-Class is the visually-impressive member of the executive On the road however it is superbly and dynamically capable.

Passengers will also the comfort and quietness on board, not to the ease of entry through the squared off rear door (see E-Class reviews )

BMW ($115,600) — As the only forced-induction car here, the 535i toe-to-toe with the A6 and takes the Well, at least in the dynamic

With sublime handling and steering balance the 5 Series is the choice. Pressed into duty, the 5 comes with bells and whistles, as well as room, to challenge the A6. (see 5 reviews )

Note: all prices are List Price and do not include delivery or on-road costs.


Based on a hypothesis most of your time be spent trapped in traffic not far nor fast, then the beautifully interior of the A6 would make it a winner.

Fit the massaging comfort of our tester and it becomes all the more

As a driver’s car though, the A6 TFSI has a way to go to catch the benchmark BMW 535i. It is now being tackled in the style by Jaguar’s XF. and challenged on value by the GS 350.

For the buyer, the choice come down to margins and of personal preference. At the end of the day however, A6 TFSI is an accomplished, comfortable and premium saloon — and one to on your short-list.

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