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2012 Audi A6 Review

By on May 18, 2012
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Precision luxury.

Good: Very comfortable and quiet cabin, interesting MMI navigation system, elegant yet futuristic interior and a powerful engine with great road handling.
Bad: Driving experience borderlines on too comfortable, i.e. boring and the outside design is a bit too simple (except for the front).
Price: AED 240,000 (standard, including 5 years service)
* The price is the Suggested Retail Price at the time of review. Please call a retailer to confirm the latest price for this product.

The Audi A6 has been one of the most popular executive sedans from the German marque since it launched almost two decades ago. It has been on the forefront of technological advances in their fleet, second, perhaps, only to the Audi A8, and has been ever in the limelight for being the muscular gentlemanly car. And if such a category didn’t exist before, the A6 certainly personifies that image.

So the latest iteration of the A6 sees a really interesting amalgamation of Audi’s new design feel that we’ve seen in both the new A8 and the A7. The front of the car looks incredibly sharp; thanks to the stretched out LED headlamps that look more like an angry squint. The double layers formed by the daytime LEDs and Xenon headlights gives it a very distinctive look that’s now standard in all Audi cars.  As is the huge front grill that we have come to associate with the Audi brand since the launch of their previous generation cars in mid-2000s.

Moving to the side we see long sweeping lines that looks too simple and very much like the previous generation A6. The distinguishing factor comes from the 20-inch forged aluminum wheels that have shiny brushed metal finishing on different angles to give the side profile of the A6 a gorgeous look. That, more than anything else, gives away the sports sedan nature of the A6. Well, the wheels and the 3.0 TFSI badge on the back, but I’ll get to that later.

Coming to the back we see the rear taillights continue to look rather subdued; it’s only in the night when you see the elegant glowing lines form beneath. The twin exhausts look great, but I would say overall the A6’s rear is its weakest design aspect.

So to wrap up the exterior of the A6, the front is very eye-catching, the sides would’ve looked incredibly bland were it not for the gorgeous wheels, and the back end is too composed for its own good, therein highlighting its mature target audience.

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    And if such a category didn’t exist before, the A6 certainly personifies that image.

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