Never have I perceived the A6 being a mini A8, I mean for ages that concept was applied on Mercedes and hasn’t been more clearer on the modern day lineup, but with this A6 one can think Audi is aiming for the same concept.

I’m kind of skeptical to where Audi is heading, the decision about axing the R8 is a red flag, and the designs applied on the current lineup is less of evolution of a design language and more of lets-tinker-with-what-we-have. Still the A6 is a bright spot, it looks very modern especially when fully specced, the front seems very sophisticated and detailed with technology, the sophisticated front lights, the large imposing grille that is chalk full with radars and censors, it is almost military grade. As for the sides, the most striking things are the long horizontal creases above the wheel arches front and back, it gives it much needed design flair, and gives off a sense of sportiness. The rear end setup is expected with a metal line connecting the two light clusters, and let’s not talk about the other trend; fake dual exhausts. Inside let’s start with a fun fact there are a total of 31 inches worth of screens in the A6, so things are very modern and also stock A7, though I am still not sold on not having physical buttons, it is a major distraction to operate a touch screen while driving, let alone two.

Engines are initially one petrol and one diesel, the petrol is a 3.0 TFSI turbocharged V6 produces with 340 hp and 500 nm of torque, mated to a 7-speed gearbox, accelerates the A6 from 0 to 100 in 5.1 seconds. The diesel is a 3.0 TDI with 286 hp, mated to an 8-speed gearbox produces similar performance to 100. Both come standard with Quattro all-wheel drive. Overall the A6 is impressive, but other than looking like a mini A8, it also brings itself and the A7 closer to each other, and that might be a bad thing for both of them.

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