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New Audi A6: an alternative view

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Published on: April 20, 2011
Published on: April 20, 2011

New Audi A6: an alternative view

I had the lovely new Audi A6 on test last week. Cracking car. It was the 2.0 TDI model, which will undoubtedly be the biggest seller here and it's a decent alternative to the BMW 520d.

Anyway, I drove it to Ennis to the in-laws and got their point of view. Their opinions matter for several reasons (not just because I have to be nice to them...). First up, my brother-in-law drives the previous generation Audi A6 (see below in the background).

Naturally he loved the new car. A few things he noticed in comparison to his car is that the new one is better equipped as standard, including lovely leather seats. He also spotted that it now comes with split-folding rear seats. They're mighty useful, though the boot is huge anyway.

My father-in-law has a keener interest, as he'll soon be in the market for a new car. Right now he's deciding between the new Volkswagen Passat or the Audi A6. I know, they don't seem like direct rivals on price, but there you go. He has an old Passat right now (see below).

Unsurprisingly he loved the Audi. He was a little bewildered by the array of new buttons and controls and gadgets in comparison to his car, but no doubt he'd get used to all that, and the press car is fitted with about €10,000 of extras, including excellent satnav.

It'll be a few more months before he actually makes a purchase, but the A6 is very much in the running.