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2018 Audi A6 Walk Around


The A6 is handsome, if understated. Its roofline sweeps back like a coupe. But it’s starting to show its age, even with LED headlamps. It’s rounded at the corners, and has sharp character lines on the sides, and the huge grille.

The A6 isn’t as stylish as the A7 with its lower roofline. But it can look hot, with the Black Optic package, including 20-inch wheels.

The S6 is sinewy, with a muscular hood bulging with a V8, and black trapezoidal grille. A character line runs along the sides, just under the windowline, and only shows itself in the sun, when wearing light colors. At the rear, there’s a small diffuser that hints at a need for speed, and quad-tipped exhaust ports that fire a V8 bellow into the sky.

Interior

The dashboard and instrument panel are low and slim, with a pop-up display screen in the center. The standard S trim spruces up the interior.

The A6 has less room in the cabin than many midsize cars, because its nose is longer and it trunk shorter (with an average 14.1 cubic feet). There’s still good head and legroom, although taller drivers might find their right knee hitting the wide center tunnel.

The front seat is highly comfortable, we like the headrests. Heated and ventilated front seats are available, standard on the Prestige model.

Two six-footers can fit in back, with their knees touching the front seatbacks. The rear seats are highly comfortable; they fold for cargo, but not completely flat.

The fit and finish in the cabin is excellent, as it should be for a fifty-thousand-dollar (starting price) car. There are dozens of joints and seams in the trim and upholstery, it’s not easy to get them all right.

Like other German sedans, small storage bins in the cabin are few, and cupholders are small, although the door pockets have spots for water bottles. The center armrest bin is shallow and the glovebox small.

There’s an available head-up display, showing primarily the car’s speed, near the bottom of the windshield.

The S6 gets contrast stitching and available red hides, with carbon trim.

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