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  • http://Audi Robj

    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.

    • Nick01

      A4 has better looking headlights as well.

      • Mikey_94

        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)

        • ger man

          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.

  • Henry

    Oh, how I wish I studied medicine or law at uni instead… What a wonderful car.

  • Shak

    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…

  • m2m

    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.

  • http://internode.on.net Old Pete

    Now if only the shares I bought pre-GFC would go up I could buy one of these!

  • Jono

    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 :)

  • M

    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.

  • jimmy james

    Yet another audi that is not engaging enough to drive.

    Good styling, brilliant interiors, lifeless steering.

    No thanks.

    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.

    • Damian

      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.

      • Jimmy James

        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?

  • kennyboye

    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…..

    • http://www.vringer.com Geyser

      Agreed.
      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.

  • http://Hummer laurie

    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!

    • jsm2090

      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.

  • Andrew

    Car looks the goods..but the rear lights look stuck on..almost out of place..

  • JEKYL & HYDE

    i loved he audi headlight/drl assembly…until now.talk about a drunk sailor…

  • Al Juraj

    Audis have the best headlight patterns, but for me, the styling of their cars, while handsome, is a bit too similar to each other.

  • http://www.newstechnologyautomotive.com sicoy

    Audi A6, i like this car..

  • Scott

    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.

  • Octavian

    The A6 just became much more desirable. The V6 looks like it could pass as an S6.

Audi A6 Specs

2.0 TDI : 2.0L DIESEL TURBO F/INJ - CVT MULTITRONIC 7 SPEED - 4D SEDAN
Car Details
Make
AUDI
Model
A6
Variant
2.0 TDI
Series
4F MY09
Year
2011
Body Type
4D SEDAN
Seats
5
Engine Specifications
Engine Type
DIESEL TURBO F/INJ
Engine Size
2.0L
Cylinders
DIESEL TURBO 4
Max. Torque
350Nm @  1750rpm
Max. Power
125kW @  4200rpm
Pwr:Wgt Ratio
78.6W/kg
Bore & Stroke
81x95.5mm
Compression Ratio
18
Valve Gear
DUAL OVERHEAD CAM
Drivetrain Specifications
Transmission
CVT MULTITRONIC 7 SPEED
Drive Type
FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
Final Drive Ratio
5.299
Fuel Specifications
Fuel Type
DIESEL
Fuel Tank Capacity
70
Fuel Consumption (Combined)
5.8L / 100km
Weight & Measurement
Kerb Weight
1590
Gross Vehicle Weight
Not Provided
Height
1459mm
Length
4927mm
Width
1855mm
Ground Clearance
0mm
Towing Capacity
Brake:1800  Unbrake:750
Steering & Suspension
Steering Type
RACK & PINION - POWER ASSISTED
Turning Circle
11.9
Front Rim Size
8x17
Rear Rim Size
8x17
Front Tyres
245/45 R17
Rear Tyres
245/45 R17
Wheel Base
2843
Front Track
1612
Rear Track
1618
Front Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Rear Brakes
DISC
Standard Features
Comfort
Auto Climate Control with Dual Temp Zones, Power front seats
Control & Handling
17 Inch Alloy Wheels, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Electronic Stability Program, Traction Control System
Driver
Cruise Control, Leather Steering Wheel, Parking Distance Control, Power Steering, Satellite Navigation, Trip Computer
Engine & Transmission
Electronic Differential Lock
Entertainment
Sound System with 10 Speakers
Exterior
Fog Lights - Front, Power Mirrors
Interior
Leather Upholstery, Power Windows, Wood Grain Trim
Safety
Dual Airbag Package, Anti-lock Braking, Head Airbags, Side Airbags, Seatbelts - Pre-tensioners Front Seats
Security
Central Locking Remote Control
Optional Features
Comfort
Power front seat Driver/memory, Power Sunroof, Sport Seats
Control & Handling
Air Suspension, 18 Inch Alloy Wheels
Driver
Cruise Control Intelligent/Active, Reversing Camera
Entertainment
Premium Sound System
Exterior
Metallic Paint, Sports pack
Security
Alarm System/Remote Anti Theft
Other
Service Interval
12 months /  15,000 kms
Warranty
36 months /  999,000 kms
VIN Plate Location
8-I-15
Country of Origin
GERMANY