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2018 (68) Audi A6 40 TDI Sport 4dr S Tronic

Aberdeen Toyota/Mazda
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Audi drive selectAudi smartphone interface
Automatic start/stop systemBluetooth interface
Colour driver's information system displayElectric boot release
Lane departure warning systemMMI navigation with MMI touch
Progressive power assisted steeringService interval indicator
Twin touch screenVoice control system

Entertainment

Audi music interfaceAuxiliary input socket
DAB Digital radioSD card slot
USB connection 

Exterior Features

Acoustic windscreenAuto dimming rear view mirror
Body colour bumpersBody coloured door mirrors
Chrome tailpipe finisherElectric front/rear windows
Heat insulating glassLED rear lights
Matt black rear diffuserMatt black side air intake grille
Radiator grille in titanium black matt, single frame in chrome and horizontal struts in matt aluminium silverRain and light sensors
Towbar preparation 

Interior Features

4 way electric lumbar support40/20/40 split folding rear seats with rear centre armrest
Cloth headliningDoor sills with aluminium inlays
Front centre armrestFront head restraints
Front/rear floor matsISOFIX child seat mounting and Top Tether with front passenger airbag deactivation
Jack and tool kitLeather gear knob
Leatherette upper dashboard and door shouldersLuggage compartment
Rear headrestsSunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors

Packs

LED ambient lighting pack - A6Non smoking pack - A6

Safety

3 point seatbelts on all seatsABS/EBD
ASR traction controlDriver and passenger airbags
Driver/front passenger side airbagsEDL
Electromechanical parking brakeElectronic stability control
Extended pedestrian protection measuresHead airbags
Pre sense frontSeatbelt warning
Tyre pressure warningWarning triangle and first aid kit

Security

Anti theft alarmAnti-theft wheel bolts
ImmobiliserKeyless Start
Remote central lockingTow away protection

Technical

Diesel particulate filter
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)117Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1968Engine Code4A2BIG
Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTHFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears7 SPEEDTransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)62.8EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)67.3EC Urban (mpg)56.5

General

AdBlueTrueBadge Engine CC2.0
Badge Power204Coin DescriptionTDI
Coin SeriesSportInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0736E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %93NCAP Child Occupant Protection %85
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095NCAP Pedestrian Protection %81
NCAP Safety Assist %76Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage9000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)8.1Engine Power - BHP204
Engine Power - KW150Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3750Engine Torque - LBS.FT295
Engine Torque - MKG40.8Engine Torque - NM400
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed152

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/55 R18
Tyre Size Rear225/55 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style5 ARMWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1457Length4939
Wheelbase2924Width (including mirrors)2110

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)63Gross Vehicle Weight2255
Max. Loading Weight610Max. Towing Weight - Braked2000
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750Minimum Kerbweight1645
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb12.1
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Audi A6

This is the most advanced Audi A6 Ingolstadt has ever brought us. Even in entry-level 40 TDI guise. Jonathan Crouch drives it.

Ten Second Review

Smarter, lighter, faster and greener, Audi's 'C8'-series A6 offers a beautifully conceived and expertly executed alternative for buyers in the full-sized Executive sector currently considering saloon or estate versions of cars like BMW's 5 Series, Mercedes' E-Class or Jaguar's XF. The use of front wheel drive at the foot of the range on a variant like the four cylinder '40 TDI' diesel model we're testing here still differentiates this contender from rivals like these, but Ingolstadt now claims a new level of dynamic parity in other regards.

Background

While Audi's A6 has long been the world's best selling full-sized Executive car, it's rarely been Britain's overall favourite. Over the years, Audi has offered eight different models in this segment and with this 'C8'-series design, the fifth of them to be badged 'A6', there are fewer reasons than ever not to consider one. Whether you choose this saloon or the alternative Avant estate body style, this sleeker more sophisticated model is quieter, lighter, smarter and more technologically advanced than its predecessor. It offers, in Audi's words, 'a first class journey with a business class ticket' - or to put it another way, what the Ingolstadt brand has done here is to democratise much of the technology of its larger luxury segment A8 and offer it up more affordably to Executive sector buyers. That's in an attempt to prize sales away from class favourites like BMW's 5 Series, the Mercedes E-Class and Jaguar's XF. Here, we're going to test the car in entry-level '40 TDI' 2.0-litre diesel form.

Driving Experience

Previous A6 models have never particularly prioritised a dynamic driving experience but this one offers a decent step forward in that respect, despite the fact that entry-level four cylinder models like this 40 TDI continue to buck the class trend by pushing power through the front wheels. Dynamically, that's a limiting factor, but with this 'C8'-series model, Audi's engineers have worked around it by building in a stiffer MLB-Evo chassis, a more sharply-responding variable 'Progressive' steering rack and a very effective optional adaptive damping system. Arguably the most important changes made here though, have taken place beneath the bonnet. The '40 TDI' 2.0-litre diesel unit we tested features Audi's latest MHEV mild hybrid technology and certainly seems quieter than the equivalent engine in the previous generation model and it's 204PS output represents a 14PS increase too, which arrives along with 400Nm of torque. For buyers, there's a choice of front wheel drive or quattro 4WD and either way, the drivetrain comes mated to the brand's 7-speed dual-clutch 'S tronic' auto gearbox. This transmission hasn't been particularly configured for traffic light Grand Prix-style starts, which is why 62mph from rest in a front-driven saloon A6 model like this one takes 8.1s, which is over half a second slower than rivals like BMW's 520d or the Mercedes E220d would manage. Once you're up to speed though, the engine really gets into its stride, actually out-performing those two competitors in the more important 30-70mph overtaking increment. There's an irrelevantly higher top speed too - 152mph.

Design and Build

According to Audi's research clinics, A6 customers value understated exterior design above almost everything else - so they should feel right at home with the conservatively evolved looks of this 'C8'-series eighth generation contender. This is now a pretty sizeable piece of sculpted Executive segment German real estate, being nearly five metres long and the best part of two metres wide, yet standing only just over 1.4-metres high. Classically elegant? Maybe not, but it's certainly handsome and sophisticated, with shaping that the brand reckons references its 'quattro genes'. The Avant version is exactly the same length as the saloon but is 10mm taller. Behind the wheel, you're going to need to like screens because this completely redesigned cabin can incorporate no fewer than three of them, largely replacing all the many buttons and dials of the previous A6. The two you'll notice first power up as soon as the door is opened and dominate the upper and lower parts of the piano black-trimmed centre stack. The gently curved upper display deals with the most important radio, media and telephone functions while the lower 8.6-inch monitor is reserved for more comfort-orientated mainly climate-related features. Both monitors interact with the optional 12.3-inch 'Audi Virtual Cockpit' instrument binnacle screen you view through the three-spoke wheel. At the back, thanks to 21mm of extra interior length, a 6ft 3-inch passenger can comfortable sit behind a driver of the same size. Audi says that this time round, legroom back here has increased by 17mm, while headroom is up by 10mm. There's a 530-litre boot in the saloon - or 565-litres in the Avant.

Market and Model

The mainstream focus in the A6 line-up centres around the two TDI diesel engines that were offered from launch. Many will opt for the front-driven '40 TDI' 2.0-litre four cylinder version with 204PS, which comes complete with standard 7-speed 'S tronic' dual-clutch auto transmission. At this level in the range, quattro 4WD is optional. As usual with the A6, there's the choice of either a saloon body style or, for a premium of £2,100, the Avant estate body shape. And there are two key trim levels - base 'Sport' or, for a £3,360 premium, the more dynamic 'S line' spec we tried. The standard 'Sport' model should deliver most of what you really want in terms of equipment. There's 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps that automatically dip themselves at night, an acoustically-glazed windscreen, the 'Parking System Plus' all-round parking sensor system, a rear view camera, LED tail lamps, power-folding mirrors and an alarm. There's also a 'Progressive Steering' set-up that constantly alters the gearing of the steering depending on your inputs. Steering's one of the things you can influence via the settings of the usual Audi 'drive select' system that, as well as allowing you to tweak feel at the helm, also enables you to vary throttle response and gearshift timings to suit the way you want to drive. Inside, there's the brand's 'Twin'-style leather upholstery, with heated front seats featuring electric adjustment and 4-way powered lumbar support. The Avant version gets roof rails, a rear spoiler and a power-operated tailgate too.

Cost of Ownership

Audi has equipped all mainstream A6 engines with 'MHEV' 'Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle' technology built around a belt alternator starter and a lithium-ion battery. This four cylinder '40 TDI' variant gets a 12V version of this electrical system. When coasting in the highway with your foot off the accelerator at between 34 and 99mph, the engine can automatically switch itself off for up to 40 seconds to save fuel - Audi calls this 'Intelligent Coasting'. At slower speeds, the Mild Hybrid set-up maximises brake energy regeneration, providing for an increased energy recovery output of up to 12 kW. Finally, in traffic the MHEV package allows for an extended stop/start function that can work at up to 13mph, allowing the car to glide to a stop with maximum efficiency. Let's take a look at the fuel and CO2 figures, which we'll give you based around the smallest 18-inch size of wheel and the saloon body style. Obviously, larger rims - the 19-inchers of this 'S line' variant for example - will have a fractional impact on your returns. The Avant estate body style's extra 65kgs of weight affects efficiency by around 5%. The '40 TDI' can manage 62.8mpg on the combined cycle and 117g/km of CO2, which equates to a Benefit-in-Kind taxation rate of 28%. That's pretty much the same as you'd get from a rival BMW 520d and a fraction better than you'll get from rival Mercedes E220d.

Summary

And in summary? Well this 'C8'-series A6 meets the required brief, especially in this 40 TDI guise, and restores full credibility to an A6 model line that had previously become a rather forgotten choice in its sector. Yes, to really like it, you've still got to really like Audis, but if you do, you'll find it easier than ever to bond with this one. Some may still see this A6 as being a little remote compared to a status-conscious Mercedes, a proudly opulent BMW or a wood-panelled Jaguar. For others though, that'll simply be part of this car's vorsprung durch tecknik appeal, its design full of intelligent technologies created to make your life easier and save you time. Is that all that really matters? At the end of the kind of very long day this A6 has been designed for, you might well think so.

Performance
70%
Handling
70%
Comfort
80%
Space
90%
Styling
80%
Build
90%
Value
80%
Equipment
80%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
70%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Monthly payment£360
Deposit£2600
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£25,998
Credit amount£23,398
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£12,753
Total amount payable£32,274
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge8.64p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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