Easily the best value in this segment!
October 31, 2018
I drove everything in this segment, like most others will when cross-shopping a vehicle in this range.
There is simply no comparison- the C7 A6 offers the best blend of handsome design, performance, comfort, space, and fuel efficiency.
The TDI motor combined with the 8spd transmission is a fantastic combination, and offers a mode for all driving styles. I have set the Individual settings for steering and suspension to Dynamic, with the others being left on automatic, and find that the MMI system takes care of everything perfectly.
The Audi interiors are class-leading, and the A6 is no exception. Perfect fit and finish. Even panel gaps everywhere. Premium, soft touch materials on pretty much every surface. I especially like the natural matte wood inserts- they look so much more upscale than the plastic-looking and feeling 'premium wood trim' in my old 5-series.
The heated and cooled front seats offer so much adjustment that anyone can get a perfect fit. The Germans do the seat heaters right- they heat up fast, and go right up to mid-back level. Combined with the heated steering wheel, it's not a bad place to spend the cold winter months. With good winter tires, snow is a non-issue. Go where you want, when you want.
Performance is much better than what you'd expect in a 4200 pound sedan. The TDI doesn't sound exciting, but it certainly gets the job done. All while getting spectacular fuel mileage. 900-950kms on a 75l tank, with the range being closer to 1100kms during uninterrupted highway driving. All while being capable of sprinting from 0-60mph in about 5.5 seconds.
The full LED array headlights are pretty good, but not quite as powerful or intense as the newest offerings from MB.
If I have to nitpick, the Bose audio is a bit of a letdown in a vehicle with a price tag this high. While the sound is fairly well balanced, there isn't much power, and the bass is sadly lacking. Easy to remedy with many third-party options, but shouldn't be required in a vehicle like this.
Mine has the rear windor power shade, and there are some vibrations coming from it- there isn't enough sound deadening, or sealant material, and it sounds like plastic parts are rattling against other plastic parts.
Overall, an amazing vehicle, and one I would happily purchase again.