Audi A6 Avant review

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Audi A6 Avant
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5 Sep 2018 17:00 | Last updated: 11 Nov 2018 03:31

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Many modern estate cars are so-called ‘lifestyle models’, which basically means they have sleek looks and a posh badge, but are more suited to transporting Yorkshire terriers than Irish wolfhounds. Not the Audi A6 Avant, though.

Okay, it does have the aforementioned looks and badge, but because it’s based on the A6 luxury saloon, it’s a big and properly practical choice.

This latest A6 Avant also promises efficient mild hybrid engines, rear-wheel steering to improve manoeuvrability and cutting-edge infotainment and autonomous driving technology borrowed from the much pricier A8. So, how does it compare with rivals such as the BMW 5 Series Touring, Mercedes E-Class Estate and Volvo V90?

That’s what we’ll be exploring in this review, plus we’ll point you in the direction of the versions that make the most sense and the options you might want to add.

Alternatively, to see how much you can save on a new Audi without having to haggle, click here.

 

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There are 7 trims available for the A6 estate. Click to see details.See all versions
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SE Executive
Entry-level SE A6s are extremely well specced, so there’s no real need to go for a more expensive trim, unless you’re dead-set on the aesthetic upgrades. 17in alloy wheels, xenon headlights, sat-na...View trim
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S Line
S line trim focuses mainly of aesthetic upgrades. 18in alloy wheels, LED headlights, front sport seats and a whole host of sporty S line visual upgrades inside and out...View trim
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Black Edition
Black Edition models are based of S line trim, but go one step further in terms of looks. 20in alloy wheels feature, as well as an upgraded sound system and black trim accents inside and out...View trim
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Sport
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S Line
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S6
This is the range topping trim, only available on the S6 performance A6. It gets 19in alloy wheels and unique front sports seats with plenty of S badges both inside and outside, as well as carbon f...View trim
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S6 Black Edition
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