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Car reviews - Audi - A6 - 3.0 TDi quattro sedan

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Trick new turbo-diesel technology brings out the best in Audi's superb new A6

Audi logo7 Sep 2005

By MARTON PETTENDY

BIGGER, better and now offering the choice of a muscular turbo-diesel - in quattro all-wheel-drive guise only - the slick new Audi A6 with its bold grille and tasteful interior combats the luxury class with technology and style. The turbo-diesel could in fact be the choice pick in a range that offers two petrol V6s and a 4.2-litre V8 – it has more torque than the latter and better economy than any of the petrol engines. Importantly, the new A6 is more refined than its well-sorted predecessor, which means better on-road dynamics, and the interior – already pretty spacious – offers even more lounging room. And the massive boot is the biggest in class, proving that luxury doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice utility.
Model release date: 1 October 2004 to 1 February 2009

Previous model

Audi A6 sedan

Released: Nov 1997
Ended: Oct 2004
Family Tree: A6

Launched here in November 1997, the previous-generation Audi A6 arrived in 2.4 V6, 2.4 V6 quattro, 2.8 V6 and 2.8 V6 quattro sedan guises, while the previous A6 Avant went on sale here October 1998. An expanded, facelifted range in February 2002 included a 125kW/230Nm 2.4-litre front-drive V6, a 160kW/290Nm 3.0-litre V6 in both front and all-wheel drive, a 184kW/350Nm 2.7-litre turbo V6 and a 220kW/400Nm 4.2-litre V8 quattro.

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