‘SPACE AND SIX APPEAL’
Added 13th April, 2018
By Jonathan Crouch
This, even BMW and Mercedes would reluctantly have to admit, is a beautiful piece of engineering. It always has been. The A6 Avant was, after all, the first cars in its class to offer things like bonded-in flush glazing, a galvanised bodyshell, V6 TDI power, four wheel drive and advanced twin-clutch automatic gearboxes. And in this post-2015 improved smart-suited fourth generation guise, the cleverness continued, an extra dose of visual charisma blended with high technology and premium quality unsurpassed in this sector.
This car’s drawbacks, such as they are, shouldn’t bother many potential buyers. No it’s still not the most spacious large executive estate in its class - but it’s large enough for that not to matter. Yes, it’s true that the handling isn’t especially aimed at driving enthusiasts, though you can go a long way towards sharpening it by tweaking the ‘drive select’ dynamic handling system or even by choosing a car whose original owner specified the clever Sport differential. This then, is a very complete product. A thorough case, if ever there was one, of vorsprung durch technic.