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Audi A6 DIESEL SALOON 50 TDI Quattro Black Edition 4dr Tip Auto

Audi A6 50 TDI Quattro Black Edition 4dr Tip Auto
Audi A6 50 TDI Quattro Black Edition 4dr Tip Auto
Audi A6 50 TDI Quattro Black Edition 4dr Tip Auto
Audi A6 50 TDI Quattro Black Edition 4dr Tip Auto
Audi A6 50 TDI Quattro Black Edition 4dr Tip Auto
Audi A6 50 TDI Quattro Black Edition 4dr Tip Auto
Audi A6 50 TDI Quattro Black Edition 4dr Tip Auto
Audi A6 50 TDI Quattro Black Edition 4dr Tip Auto
Audi A6 50 TDI Quattro Black Edition 4dr Tip Auto
Audi A6 50 TDI Quattro Black Edition 4dr Tip Auto
Audi A6 50 TDI Quattro Black Edition 4dr Tip Auto
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Audi A6 50 TDI Quattro Black Edition 4dr Tip Auto
Audi A6 50 TDI Quattro Black Edition 4dr Tip Auto
Audi A6 50 TDI Quattro Black Edition 4dr Tip Auto
Audi A6 50 TDI Quattro Black Edition 4dr Tip Auto
Audi A6 50 TDI Quattro Black Edition 4dr Tip Auto
Audi A6 50 TDI Quattro Black Edition 4dr Tip Auto
Audi A6 50 TDI Quattro Black Edition 4dr Tip Auto
Audi A6 50 TDI Quattro Black Edition 4dr Tip Auto
Audi A6 50 TDI Quattro Black Edition 4dr Tip Auto
Audi A6 50 TDI Quattro Black Edition 4dr Tip Auto
Audi A6 50 TDI Quattro Black Edition 4dr Tip Auto

Key Info Compare

  • FuelDiesel
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG0.00
  • 0-62mph5.5 secs
  • Top Speed155 mph
  • C02149 g/km
  • BHP286
  • Torque457 lbs/f
  • P11D36%

Review

This MK5 model Audi A6 trims up and sets about its rivals with a package that's based on a efficiency, technology and, yes, a bit more power. It'll have its work cut out dislodging BMW and Mercedes but it's hard not to love the care and attention that's clearly been lavished on this car.

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The Audi A6 goes from strength to strength in fifth generation form. Can it make a bid for the crown in the full-Executive segment? Jonathan Crouch reports.

Background

'A first class journey with a business class ticket': that's how Audi describes the travelling experience you'll get in this fifth generation A6 model. Basically, what the Ingolstadt brand has done here is to democratise much of the technology of its larger A8 and enveloped it into smartly proportioned new bodywork. There's certainly lots to admire here, with advanced mild hybrid drivetrains, sharper yet more comfortable suspension options, sublime cabin comfort and a high-tech all-digital MMI touch response interface. But then then exceptional technology will be needed if his Audi is to be able to face down rivals of the quality of BMW's 5 Series and the Mercedes E-Class.

Driving Experience

Audi offers this A6 with a wide range of engines, mostly with the brand's latest mild hybrid tech. The range kicks off with a couple of 2.0-litre four cylinder models, the first of them being the 40 TDI diesel (with 204PS). From that point on in the range, all A6 derivatives get quattro 4WD, starting with the other four cylinder model, the petrol-powered 45 TFSI quattro (which offers 245PS). Alternatively, there's a plug-in hybrid petrol model, the A6 50 TFSIe, with a combined output of 299PS and an electric driving range when fully charged of up to 34 miles. Next up lie a couple of conventional 3.0-litre six cylinder models with mild hybrid tech, the 50 TDI quattro diesel (286PS) and the 55 TFSI quattro petrol (340PS). If you're happy with the Avant estate body shape, there's also the allroad A6 Avant model with its air suspension and raised ride height. The allroad quattro model offers buyers three engine choices; a slightly de-tuned 231PS version of the six cylinder 3.0-litre TDI diesel unit, badged '45 TDI'. And the two aforementioned six cylinder units, the 50 TDI and the 55 TFSI. At the top of the range sit two bespoke sporting models. The S6 quattro uses the 3.0-litre six cylinder TDI diesel engine in an uprated 350PS state of tune. And the top RS 6 quattro (another Avant-only variant) has a 4.0-litre TFSI twin turbo V8 with 600PS, the result being 600PS, 0-62mph in 3.6 seconds, 124mph in 12 seconds and one queasy looking Labrador. As you'd expect in this segment, all A6 models are exclusively equipped with automatic transmission. That'll be a seven-speed S tronic gearbox, unless you've opted for a 3.0-litre six cylinder diesel or the RS 6 (in which case the transmission will be an 8-speed tiptronic set-up to handle the extra torque). In conjunction with the tiptronic transmission, the quattro configuration is based on the familiar self-locking centre differential format, while the S tronic transmission works with more efficient 'ultra' technology, which is capable of engaging the rear axle instantly whenever needed but decouples it during cruising to maximise efficiency. The driver can select various driving profiles via the Audi drive select system - with 'efficiency, 'comfort', 'dynamic' options, plus 'auto' if you can't make up your mind and 'individual' if you want to set your own throttle, steering and gearshift parameters.

Design and Build

The styling of this fifth generation model borrows much from its A7 Sportback and A8 executive and luxury segment stablemates. So there are taut surfaces, sharp edges and striking lines, plus a long bonnet, a long wheelbase and short overhangs. The wide, low-slung Singleframe grille, the flat headlights and the powerfully contoured air inlets lend a suitably purposeful air. In profile, three striking lines reduce the car's visual height. The powerfully taut contours, which are drawn over the wheels, are testimony to Audi's quattro genes. This shape is certainly very sleek: thanks to advanced aerodynamics, a class-leadingly-slippery drag coefficient of as little as 0.24Cd has been achieved. The interior is larger than the outgoing model. Legroom in the rear exceeds not only that predecessor design but also the space you'll get in core competitors, while headroom and shoulder room measurements in both front and rear are also more generous than previously. Up front, the dash features the black-panel design we first saw on the current A8. You're going to need to like screens because this car's classy interior can incorporate no fewer than three of them, the two you'll notice first powering up as soon as the door is opened and dominating the upper and lower parts of the piano black-trimmed centre stack. There's comfortable room for a couple of adults in the back and a 530-litre boot. If you need more, the alternative Avant estate variant offers 565-litres.

Market and Model

Prices start at around £39,000, which gets you the 2.0 TDI diesel '40 TDI' saloon; there's a £2,100 premium if you want the Avant estate bodystyle. As before, this car's three key rivals will be the Mercedes E-Class, the BMW 5 Series and the Jaguar XF. You'll need to get your A6's spec right. There are four suspension set-ups: the conventional steel spring suspension, the sport suspension, the suspension with damper control and the adaptive air suspension, also with controlled damping. 'Progressive steering', which becomes even quicker and more direct as the steering angle increases, is standard. And dynamic all-wheel steering can also be added to further enhance this agility. Plus you can add in various autonomous driving features. And even specify Audi's 'parking pilot' and 'garage pilot' systems that will allow you to stand outside of your A6 and remotely park it: brilliant. A sophisticated MMI navigation system comes as standard - or you can add the optional 'MMI navigation plus' set-up. This has a media hub with high speed data transfer using the LTE Advanced standard. With this more advanced infotainment package, you can further add optional modules, including two sound systems headed by the Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System delivering 3D sound. Audi connect online services also provide clever 'car-to-X services' traffic sign and hazard information. They use the swarm intelligence from the Audi fleet and network the Audi A6 with its environment.

Cost of Ownership

All engines in this fifth generation new A6 feature the brand's latest mild-hybrid technology. Here a belt alternator starter (BAS) works together with a lithium-ion battery, enabling the A6 to coast at speeds of between 34mph and 99mph in the interest of fuel economy and to initiate its start-stop function earlier - at speeds of 13mph and below. The engine is restarted from standstill predictively as soon as the vehicle in front starts moving. During deceleration, the BAS recovers up to 12 kW of energy. Let's get to the WLTP figures. The volume 2.0-litre 40 TDI diesel saloon version manages 50.4mpg on the combined cycle and 146g/km of CO2. The 45 TFSI quattro petrol saloon variant delivers combined fuel economy of up to 45.3mpg (depending on wheel size and trim choice) and CO2 emissions of up to 182g/km. The 50 TDI quattro saloon delivers combined fuel economy of up to 40.4mpg, plus combined CO2 emissions of up to 183g/km. Go for the A6 50 TFSIe plug-in hybrid petrol variant and, thanks to this derivative's 29 mile WLTP-rated all-electric driving range, you can enjoy a tax-beating CO2 return that's WLTP-rated at 35g/km. We'll finish by covering the warranty. All cars in this class get three years of cover, but whereas BMW and Mercedes don't limit your mileage in this period, Audi rather meanly restricts you to 60,000 miles. Optional extra-cost packages can extend the cover to either four or five years.

Summary

Has Audi done enough with the fifth generation version of this car? Many thousands of managers who'll put many more thousands of miles under the wheels of their new A6s every month will feel so. As before, they'll value this car for its quiet, understated professionalism, further marvelling in this guise at its mind-boggling technology and rather wonderful cabin. Yes, there are perhaps more characterful cars than this smart, efficient and perfectly mannered business conveyance - perhaps even some that feel sharper at the wheel. But it's hard to think of a more complete or cost-effective choice in this sector. It's all very vorsprung durch tecknik. And at the end of a very long day, you're likely to feel that that's what really matters.

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Driver Convenience
Cruise control + speed limiter
7" high resolution colour driver information display system
Audi connect safety and service (e-call)
Audi drive select
Audi parking system plus - acoustic and visual park assist system for front and rear
Audi smartphone interface
Automatic start/stop system with coasting functionality
Bluetooth interface
Electric boot lid release
Lane departure warning system
MMI navigation with MMI touch + twin touch screens 8.8" and 8.6" with haptic and acoustic feedback
Progressive steering
Rear view camera
Service interval indicator
Voice control system
Exterior Features
Solid paint
Towbar preparation
Electric front/rear windows
Electrically adjustable, heated and folding door mirrors with driver memory function and integrated LED indicators
Frameless auto dimming interior rear view mirror
Gloss black exterior mirror housings
Gloss black highlights on the exterior area of the Audi Single frame
Gloss black highlights on the front and rear bumpers
Gloss black highlights on the radiator grille
Gloss black highlights on the side windows trim strips
Headlight washers
Heat insulating glass in side and rear windows
Heat insulating glass in windshield
Illuminated door sill trims with S logo
LED signature front daytime running light
Matrix LED headlights with dynamic rear indicators
Privacy glass
Rain and light sensors
S line air inlet design with inlay in matt aluminium
S Line badge on front fender
S line rear diffuser and grille in matt black with matt aluminium tailpipes
S Line side skirts
Signature rear LED light design
Interior Features
Alcantara/leather upholstery with front sports seats S embossed logo
Leatherette on upper instrument panel and door shoulders
Luggage compartment floor
2 zone deluxe electronic climate control
3 Spoke flat bottom high multi-function leather steering wheels with shift paddles
4 way electric lumbar support for driver and front passenger
40/20/40 split folding 3 rear seat bench in 3 parts with rear centre armrest
Black cloth headlining
Electrically adjustable front seats with driver memory
Front centre armrest
Front head restraints
Heated front seats
Height/reach adjust steering wheel
Illuminated sun visors with vanity mirrors
ISOFIX child seat mounting and Top Tether with front passenger airbag deactivation
Leather gear knob
Rear headrests
S line front and rear floor mats with contrast stitching
Stainless steel pedals and foot rest
Tool kit and car jack
Technical
63 litre fuel tank
48V Mild hybrid technology
Diesel particulate filter
Quattro all wheel drive with self locking centre differential
Sports suspension
Trim
Matt brushed aluminium dark inlays
Wheels
Tyre repair kit
20" 5 V spoke star design Audi sport cast aluminium alloy wheels in matt titanium look
Entertainment
Audi music interface
Audi sound system
Auxiliary input socket
DAB Digital radio
USB connection
Packs
LED Interior Ambient Lighting Pack - A6
Non smoking pack - A6
Safety
3 point seatbelts on all seats
Airbags - Front side, front and rear including head
Audi pre-sense front
Black seatbelts
EBD - Electronic brakeforce distribution
Electromechanical parking brake
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) including ABS, ASR and EDL
Extended pedestrian protection measures
Seatbelt monitoring
Tyre pressure warning light
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Security
Anti theft alarm with tow away protection
Anti-theft wheel bolts and wheel loosening detection
Immobiliser
Keyless Go
Remote central locking
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 149
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 187
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 190
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min 187
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 2967
Cylinder Layout V6
Cylinders 6
Engine Code 4A2BGAWC3
Engine Layout NORTH SOUTH
Fuel Delivery COMMON RAIL
Gears 8 SPEED
Number of Valves 24
Transmission SEMI-AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 49.6
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies No
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 7.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 7.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 7.1
WLTP - MPG - Comb 39.2
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 38.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 39.8
General
AdBlue Yes
Alternative Fuel Qualifying No
Badge Engine CC 3.0
Badge Power 286
Coin Description TDI Quattro
Coin Series Black Edition
Generation Mark 4
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 42E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 93
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 85
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 5
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 81
NCAP Safety Assist % 76
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 12
Service Interval Mileage 9000
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 5.5
Engine Power - BHP 286
Engine Power - KW 210
Engine Power - RPM 3500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 457
Engine Torque - MKG 63.2
Engine Torque - NM 620
Engine Torque - RPM 2250
Top Speed 155
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle WLTP
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 255/40 R20
Tyre Size Rear 255/40 R20
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style 5 V SPOKE
Wheel Type 20" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1457
Length 4939
Wheelbase 2924
Width (including mirrors) 2110
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 63
Gross Vehicle Weight 2475
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 530
Max. Loading Weight 650
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 2000
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 1825
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 12.1

Deals

Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
24 months 5,000 miles p/a £522.97 p/m £10.00 p/m
24 months 6,000 miles p/a £518.71 p/m £18.60 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £551.41 p/m £10.00 p/m
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £579.84 p/m £19.00 p/m
36 months 5,000 miles p/a £471.97 p/m £8.00 p/m
36 months 6,000 miles p/a £467.21 p/m £20.22 p/m
48 months 5,000 miles p/a £439.05 p/m £18.00 p/m
48 months 6,000 miles p/a £425.28 p/m £36.09 p/m
24 months 5,000 miles p/a £627.56 p/m £12.00 p/m
24 months 6,000 miles p/a £622.45 p/m £22.32 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £661.69 p/m £12.00 p/m
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £695.80 p/m £22.80 p/m
36 months 5,000 miles p/a £566.36 p/m £9.60 p/m
36 months 6,000 miles p/a £560.65 p/m £24.27 p/m
48 months 5,000 miles p/a £526.86 p/m £21.60 p/m
48 months 6,000 miles p/a £510.34 p/m £43.31 p/m
* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
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Lease Type
Contract Length
Initial Rental
Annual Mileage
Include Maintenance

An excess mileage charge will apply if you exceed the contracted mileage. The exact charge will be confirmed on the official quotation prior to your acceptance to proceed

Selected Options
Optional Extras
Exterior Features
Audi exclusive/customised paint £3,000.00
Electrically swivelling trailer towing hitch £825.00
Metallic paint £685.00
Panoramic opening glass sunroof £1,750.00
Pearlescent paint £685.00
Interior Features
Black carpets FOC
Centre armrest in black FOC
Centre armrest in rotor grey FOC
Valcona leather with contrast stitching + front sports seats with S embossing logo £1,000.00
Packs
City assist pack - A6 £1,525.00
Extended leather pack - A6 £375.00
Full leather pack - A6 £1,000.00
Storage pack - A6 £100.00
Tour pack - A6 £1,950.00
Paintwork
Audi Exclusive - Custom £3,000.00
Metallic - Firmament blue £685.00
Metallic - Floret silver £685.00
Metallic - Glacier white £685.00
Metallic - Mythos black £685.00
Metallic - Tango red £685.00
Metallic - Vesuvius grey £685.00
Pearl - Daytona grey £685.00
Solid - Brilliant black FOC
Solid - Ibis white FOC
Technical
73 litre fuel tank £115.00
Trim
Alcantara/leather - Black with rock grey contrast stitching + front sports seats with S embossed logo FOC
Alcantara/leather - Rock grey with anthracite contrast stitching + front sports seats with S embossed logo FOC
Fine grain ash natural grey brown upper inlay £350.00
Valcona leather - Anthracite with contrast stitching + front sports seats with S embossed logo £1,000.00
Valcona leather - Rock grey with contrast stitching + front sports seats with S embossed logo £1,000.00
Wheels
Space saver spare wheel £190.00
* option prices shown are estimated