I changed from the earlier petrol A6 to the 3.0TDi and the difference is amazing. The diesel is quicker, faster, quieter,more economical and more comfortable. I drive about 1200 miles a month usually at quite high speeds and still get over 35mpg. There is plenty of room for 3 kids and the boot just swallows everything. I have had it "superchipped" and I would recommend this to anyone. The car is a lot more responsive in any gear, the autobox does not need to change so often as there is close to 400lb/ft of torque, the overtaking power is quite frankly phenomenal. The quattro system gives that extra security especially in adverse conditions. I have also tried it down a local dragstrip and it will eat a brand new Ford Mustang or Pontiac alive whilst still being able to carry all the family. When I come to change car next time I will go for the S-Line model as I find the suspension a little on the soft side. What I really want though is a 4.2 V8 TDi engined A6 and my life will be complete. Come on Audi, capitalise on your recent Le Mans diesel success!
I boght this car almost by accident. I had originally been looking at the Audi A4 Cabriolet but was taken by the chunky good looks and high specification of the A6.
Having now owned it for almost two weeks, I just can't stop driving it. The steering feels solid and responsive at any speed, the fact that it is a diesel is almost unnoticable from inside, and acceleration is amazing for a car of its size. The MMI+ with its DVD satellite-navigation system is one of the best toys I have had.
The lack of a traditional handbrake took some getting used to, and even now, when flicking the electric parking brake on, I have this feeling that the car will roll away at any moment.
There are a few niggling critiscisms, although they are very minor. The all-singing, all-dancing Bose sound system and six-CD changer does not play MP3 files. Having owned diesels in the past, I was also surprised how poor the 2.7 is at pulling away in second gear; unless the revs are right up, it is very easy to stall.
My car has the cream Valcona leather pack; a week into ownership and the drivers seat was showing signs of dirt, so if I have any recommendation, don't choose cream leather.
All-in-all however, I love the rugged good looks, the performance, and the economy for such a large engine (around 35-40 mpg).
This is the second Audi A6 S Line 2.7 diesel I have owned. It is a pleasure to drive. I have fitted 19-inch multi-spoke alloys, which set the car off and improve its handling - not that it needed it.
There is ample performance combined with excellent fuel economy. The 2.7 regularly returns 47mpg fully laden on a motorway drive with cruise control activated.
Having owned a BMW 5 series 2.5-litre diesel and a Mercedes 3.0-litre diesel, this car outshines both of these in performance, reliability and economy.
My car has done 25,000 miles so far and the only problem was a faulty airbag sensor, fixed that day in the car park where it happened. The engine is great - it's very smooth. The build quality is very good and the boot is enormous.
A drawback is that despite its size, it's only really a four-seater. The suspension is awful - it's so hard on average UK roads that long journeys are unnecessarily tiring.
If Audi could learn to make cars with civilised suspension I would love this car.
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