Every A6 comes with Audi’s impressive MMI system, which is similar to the class-leading iDrive set-up in BMW’s 5 Series in that it consists of a central screen controlled by a dial between the front seats. The standard screen size is 6.5in, but you can pay extra to upgrade to an 8in display and an MMI rotary controller that can be ‘drawn’ on with your finger to enter letters and numbers.
Where it’s slightly behind the BMW’s system is ease of use. The MMI’s graphics aren’t as crisp, while the BMW’s scrolling menu layout is favourable to the Audi’s hot-corner set-up, which takes longer to get used to. Even so, it’s still one of the best systems on the market.
The rest of the A6’s infotainment equipment list is comprehensive. Every version gets sat-nav, DAB radio, Bluetooth, USB and aux connections, and voice control. Connecting your phone takes seconds and setting the system up to stream music is simple, too.
Even the standard sound system is good, although you can spend extra on Bose and Bang & Olufsen systems if your budget will stretch.