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For The Audi A6 Avant has a gorgeous cabin and generous space for four people plus luggage. It also comes well equipped and is available with strong engines.

Against The boot capacity is some way short of a Mercedes E-Class’s, and the A6 isn’t as refined as a 5 Series.

Audi A6 Avant
44 5stars

The Audi A6 Avant is an attractive package – as long as sheer luggage capacity isn’t the be-all and end-all.

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There are 17 Audi A6 versions available

Avant 2.0 TDI 177 SE 5dr £33,115
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Avant 2.0 TDI 177 S line 5dr £34,965
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Avant 2.0 TDI 177 Black Edition 5dr £37,140
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Avant 3.0 TDI 204 SE 5dr £37,215
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Avant 3.0 TDI 204 S line 5dr £39,565
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Avant 3.0 TDI 204 quattro SE 5dr £40,425
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Avant 3.0 TDI 204 Black Edition 5dr £41,740
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Avant 3.0 TDI 245 quattro SE 5dr £41,965
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Avant 3.0 TDI 204 quattro S line 5dr £42,775
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Avant 3.0 TDI 245 quattro S line 5dr £44,315
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Avant 3.0 TDI 204 quattro Black Edit 5dr £44,950
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Avant 3.0 TDI 245 quattro Black Edit 5dr £46,490
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Avant 3.0 BiTDI 313 quattro SE 5dr £46,675
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Avant 3.0 BiTDI 313 quattro S line 5dr £49,025
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Avant 3.0 BiTDI 313 quattro Black Ed 5dr £51,200
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Avant 4.0 TFSI 420 S6 5dr £56,745
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Avant 4.0 TFSI 560 RS6 5dr £77,005
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The Audi A6 Avant isn’t the biggest executive estate or the most refined – the Mercedes E-Class and BMW 5 Series claim those honours – but it’s a well-rounded package with much in its favour. The range is almost entirely diesel-engined, and the big seller is the entry-level 2.0 TDI, because it combines tax-friendly emissions with all the image and kit of pricier models.

Those with richer tastes – and deeper pockets – will look to the six-cylinder, four-wheel-drive models, which have continent-crushing pace and composure.

Although SE trim provides loads of kit and a more forgiving ride, many people will be drawn to the sportier looks – and handling – of the dearer S line models. We can see the appeal, but you pay the price both financially and in ride comfort.

All versions are well equipped, but some of the luxuries on the extensive options list may prove tempting. The all-LED headlights look the business, for example, although they’re not cheap.

Reader test team says:

Audi A6 Avant 2.0 TDI 177 S line 5dr

I've now done 4500 miles in my A6. Overall it is a very good car. I had a choice between this, a BMW520D Touring, A Merc 220CDI Est & others. I…

Nick Parfitt

5 out of 5 stars

Audi A6 Avant 3.0 TDI 245 quattro S line 5dr

I'm around 6 weeks and 1,300 miles into my relationship with my new car and I absolutely love it! I came from a 2011 520d but, as much as I liked it,…

Paul Fishwick

4 out of 5 stars

Audi A6 Avant 3.0 TDI 204 SE 5dr

I chose the base 3.0l (204hp FWD) over the 2.0l to have that little extra umph when needed - I have to say that I am happy with that choice as when I…

Nick Green

5 out of 5 stars

Audi A6 Avant 2.0 TDI 177 S line 5dr

Now spent my first 1000 mile in this car, 2.0 tdi 8-speed auto. So ar so good average fuel of 52mpg. My old car was a tt tdi so a big change for me. …

Stevie Scott

4 out of 5 stars
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