Nice but I prefer the A4 as it’s more dynamic. Your right about the gadget overload in modern cars. I think manufacures are more focused on that now and forget about the driving experiance.
A4 has better looking headlights as well.
I’d like to think that the headlights on this A6 actually make those on the A4 look dated (not taking anything away from the A4 – it’s still a great car)
There are a couple of those being tested around the streets here in Munich at nighttime and I have to say, those lights look just amazing. Especially the headlights look better than those of the a7 which drive in the same convoy.
Oh, how I wish I studied medicine or law at uni instead… What a wonderful car.
Even though it looks like a toned down A8, it is still the best looker in the Large Prestige market. I agree that the car is now in techno-overlord, but at least they arent forcing Skynet upon us, we can slowly option ourselves out of the driving experience…
What a stunning vehicle – i’d probably take the XF because it’s IMO one of the sexiest sedans in the world, but the Audi interior is delicious. I sat in a few Audi’s at the motorshow and can positively agree that no one can build a better interior.
Now if only the shares I bought pre-GFC would go up I could buy one of these!
I love audi designs,
but i think the screen poping out of the dash looks tacky. I think it would look better integrated into the dash. That’s my only complaint
Haven’t Audi’s become too generic??? Interesting that contacts in Germany who drive Company vehicles at high speed all state – in terms of quality, design, engineering – Audi is no1, BMW no2 and Benz well down at no3.
Yet another audi that is not engaging enough to drive.
Good styling, brilliant interiors, lifeless steering.
There are only two Audi’s with good steering – the R8 and the RS4. The rest may as well have a Toyota badge on them.
If Audi could HTFU and actually provide steering and dynamics to beat BMW, it would be game over.
But in countless interviews we read, the marketing boffins in Ingolstadt keep saying the same thing…it must feel like an Audi…i.e. shyte steering.
Once again, no thanks!
PS – amusing that the anti-spam word for my post was porsche…along with lotus the kings of steering feel.
Jimmy James – Audi is probably in a better position than any motoring journalist, to determine what formula works for them.
What may be perceived as “boring” to drive to you and I, may be something that the Audi demographic rates as a secondary priority.
Sporty dynamics comes at a cost – just ask BMW.
Good luck to them. I’m just stating fact. The steering on Audis is lifeless and offers people who actually enjoy driving no feedback or enjoyment whatsoever, with the exception of the two models I mentioned.
If you like that sort of thing, go for it. But I don’t have to like it and I’m well within my rights to speak my mind about it, just as anyone is in their rights to disagree with me.
I just hate it when a car looks sporty and doesnt have the sizzle to go with the steak. If someone within Audi could just make one of their more affordable vehicles with decent steering and dynamics, it’d be awesome. Alas only people with bottomless wallets get to experience what Audi can really do when they put the abacus away, stop listening to the marketing department and show us what their engineers are really capable of. The R8 and RS4 proves they can do it. Even the new S4 to some extent. Now let that brilliance trickle down the range a little…is that such a huge ask?
I have an A5 sportsback and the interior is a constant delight. That pop-up display in the A6 is a shocker in an otherwise similar dash set-up. If it aint broke…..
I have same car as you, and noticed that immeadiatly..
I think style has got a bit fussy too.
I like how audi’s have a carved from stone look about them with clean purposeful lines that add character without overpowering the general shape. BMW & MB have lost thier way stylisticly.
You are going to need a degree in Electronics Engineering to operate the car just look at the console tell me how long it will take to learn the controls without taking your eyes off the road and they say a handsfree mobile phone is dangerous!
Having driven the lastest model A8 and BMW 5-series, you can’t beat the Germans when it comes to ergonomics. Bluetooth couldn’t be simpler to use in the Audis once your phone is paired.
Car looks the goods..but the rear lights look stuck on..almost out of place..
i loved he audi headlight/drl assembly…until now.talk about a drunk sailor…
Audis have the best headlight patterns, but for me, the styling of their cars, while handsome, is a bit too similar to each other.
Audi A6, i like this car..
Actually, the Audi menu’s gadgets etc are dead easy to learn, Ive never yet had to read the manual.
As someone else mentioned too; everything is laid out ergonomically and logically – totally easy to operate.
Im upgrading my A4 to this A6 later this year. I agree it does seem that it lacks some sportiness in the driving, but I see this car more as a Grand Tourer/Luxury Limousine.
The A6 just became much more desirable. The V6 looks like it could pass as an S6.