Audi A6

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How much does the Audi A6 cost to run?

The 2.0L diesel is the most economical Audi A6 to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Audi A6 2.0L diesel costs £20.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band B.

It does just over 67 MPG on average, which means it will cost £9.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the BMW 5 Series 2.0L diesel and the more thirsty BMW 5 Series 2.0L diesel.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 31, which is lower than the BMW 5 Series 2.0L diesel, but higher than the Mercedes Benz E Class 2.0L diesel. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Volvo V70 has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model1.8L petrol2.0L diesel2.0L petrol2.7L diesel2.8L petrol
mpg47.9 - 50.442.2 - 67.336.7 - 42.239.8 - 45.631.4 - 33.6
emissions130 - 138109 - 178153 - 179164 - 189196 - 212
tax£125.00 - £145.00£20.00 - £260.00£200.00 - £260.00£200.00 - £300.00£300.00 - £325.00
insuranceGroup 34 - 39Group 24 - 33Group 28 - 42Group 30 - 33Group 31 - 33

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Audi A6: How big is the boot?

The Audi A6 estate has a bigger boot than the saloon (it can hold 565 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This allows the estate to take one pushchair and 3 large bags or 4 large bags. While the saloon takes just 4 large bags.

Worth knowing, the Volvo V70 estate is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 5 large bags with its 815 litres.

Is the Audi A6 easy to park?

While not the absolute narrowest car (that is the Mercedes Benz E Class), this is in the top third for ease of parking in car parks. Given a typical supermarket space, it will fill just over three quarters of the space.

This car is actually 129mm longer than the average street space, so parallel parking will never be easy.

Which Audi A6 has the best performance?

The fastest Audi A6 from 0-60, is the 3.0L diesel (if you’re a petrol head, it has 650 lbs/ft torque and 320 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 5 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Mercedes Benz E Class 2.9L diesel, which will beat your Audi A6 to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model1.8L petrol2.0L diesel2.0L petrol2.7L diesel2.8L petrol
zeroTo627.97.7 - 10.76.5 - 8.57.9 - 8.47.3 - 7.7
torque320320 - 400280 - 370400 - 450280
bhp190136 - 190170 - 252190220

What size caravan or trailer, can the Audi A6 tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Audi A6 3.0L diesel which has 650 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 2100kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.