What used Audi A6 saloon will I get for my budget?
You can buy an early A6 for just under £5500, at the time of writing, but this will be for a high-mileage example. We’d recommend spending a little more, maybe between £8500 and £9500, and seeking out a 2011-2012 car with an average mileage for the year, a full service history and bought from an independent dealer. Upping your dosh, £10,000-£13,000 will secure a good 2013/2014 car and £14,500-£16,500 a 2015 or higher mileage 2016 car. Expect to pay £19,500 for a late 2018 example.
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The 2.0 TDI Ultra diesel-engined version's claimed fuel consumption figure is an outstanding 65.7mpg. Even the 3.0 TDI isn't all that bad, at 64.2mpg for the front-wheel drive model and 44.8mpg in four-wheel drive, BiTDI form.
Opt for the best-performing petrol version, the 1.8 TFSI, and you’ll see a claimed 47.9mpg. You'd hope the hybrid model would be even better, but its 44.1mpg figure is a tad disappointing. However, it's not as bad as the 29.4mpg average for the S6 and RS6 models.
If you want to keep your road tax bill down, go for the 2.0 TDI Ultra, which produces a mere 113g/km of CO2, or the front-wheel drive 3.0 TDI, which emits 122g/km. The most potent BiTDI model has the worst CO2 emissions of the diesel range at 166g/km.
The greenest petrol engine is the 1.8 at 138g/km, followed by the hybrid at 145g/km. All V8 petrol models emit 225g/km.
Road tax for all models registered before 1 April 2017 will vary depending upon the emissions the engine produces (see paragraph above for more information). Examples registered after this date attract a flat-rate fee, plus an additional cost for cars that cost more than £40,000 when new that applies between years two and six of the vehicle's age. To find out more about the current road tax costs, click here.
Examples that are over three years old will qualify for Audi’s fixed-price servicing, which costs from £205 for a minor service and £365 for a major one, based on cars with a 2.0-litre engine or smaller. A6s with larger engines (although not the S6 or RS6) will cost £240 and £425 for the same level of work.
Insurance groups for the A6 are slightly higher than the equivalent models from BMW and Mercedes, with 2.0-litre diesels starting in group 33; the more powerful 3.0-litre BiTDI in group 44, followed by the most potent RS6 in group 50.
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