Audi A6 as of 2004
A Monopoly on Top Positions
The Audi A6 has had a monopoly on top positions in the DEKRA Used Car Report for many years. It has not only come top in the Upper Medium Class/Upper Class various times, but has even attained the title “best of all classes” several times. The fourth A6 generation, which has been produced since 2011, is continuing this tradition. It again recorded overall victory in the DEKRA Used Car Report 2017 with the best fault index across three mileage categories up to 150,000 kilometers.
This result is no accident. Outstanding quality of workmanship, high-quality materials and modern technology make the Audi A6 a top tip in the upper medium class, even as a used car. Thanks to its full service history, even higher mileages of the Audi - which is often used as a business liner - are, in most cases, no obstacle to a problem-free second life in private ownership.
An abundance of space and the high-quality design of the interior awaken upper-class feelings. On the comfortable back seats, too, even tall passengers find a lot of headroom and kneeroom. Anyone for whom the useful trunk of the saloon (530 liters) or the up to 995 liters in the S6 is not enough can opt for the popular estate avant, which holds up to 1,680 liters.
Despite the 1.7 to 2 tons of unladen weight, the Audi demonstrates agile handling and very safe driving characteristics on the road and pleases with precise steering. The chassis coordination demonstrates a successful combination of comfort and firmness, with which the Audi shows itself to be particularly suitable for driving long distances. The driving comfort can be topped up further with the optional air suspension.
In addition to six airbags and ESP, the comprehensive safety package also includes a light and rain sensor, cruise control and an accident-preventing safety system as standard. Assistant systems for full beam, night vision, parking, lane-keeping and changing as well as adaptive cruise control are optional.
The wide range of engines extends from the two-liter TFSI petrol engine with 180 hp/132 kW to the top model RS6, which is empowered by a four-liter eight-cylinder diesel engine with 560 hp/412 kW. The 3.0 TDI six-cylinder diesel engine in various performance levels up to 313 hp/230 kW, which are generally combined with Quattro four-wheel drive and an automatic transmission, is considered the first choice.
Just as the year before, the A6 4G ranks first among the "Best of all categories". Compared to the second ranking car, however, the advantage could be better if the A6 would not lose ground in the chassis/frame/passenger compartment group due to its increased number of damaged windscreens. Yet, the results ensure the best defect score across three mileage ranges: Congratulations to Audi!