Used Audi A6 2011-2018 review

Category: Luxury car

Section: Our recommendations

2011 - 2018 review
Used Audi A6 11-present
  • Used Audi A6 11-present
  • Used Audi A6 11-present
  • Used Audi A6 11-present
  • Used Audi A6 11-present
  • Used Audi A6 11-present
  • Used Audi A6 11-present
  • Used Audi A6 11-present
  • Used Audi A6 11-present
  • Used Audi A6 11-present
  • Used Audi A6 11-present
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Our recommendations

Which used Audi A6 saloon should I buy?

Engine

There isn’t an engine in the A6 range that feels out of its depth. Even the entry-level 2.0 TDI diesel has more than enough low-rev shove to haul along a fully loaded car, plus you can overtake at high speeds with confidence. In fact, it never feels remotely underpowered, making it our favourite A6 engine. If you're feeling flush, the 215bhp 3.0 TDI has all the power you’ll ever need, while the 268bhp and 316bhp twin-turbo versions are particularly swift. 

Good luck finding an example powered by petrol because the vast majority sold were diesel. Of the few that are available used, go for the smooth and economical 1.8 TFSI unit that was added to the range in 2016.

Specification

We’d recommend that you go for the generously equipped entry-level SE trim; it comes with every feature you'll really need. There are plenty of S line examples out there, but the firmer suspension fitted to it can become tiresome on rougher sections of road.

It’s worth looking out for the Technology Pack, which brings an upgraded sat-nav system with a bigger screen and various online functions, and a large colour information display in the instrument binnacle. Technology Pack Plus comes with additional safety features such as adaptive cruise control, lane- keeping assistance, blindspot monitoring and automatic emergency braking. Heated seats were also an optional extra, so you'll need to be on the watch out for that if you get cold easily in winter.