From the bold look of the available full LED headlights and signature ‘Singleframe’ grille to the clean and assertive character lines that define its profile, the Audi A6 commands attention – and keeps it.

The A6 does almost everything well, whether carving up corners or highway cruising. The turbocharged engine picks up power even at low revs which means you can enjoy some spirited driving, but the overriding impression after a few hours is just how relaxing it is to drive, for both driver and passengers. It must be one of the most elegant and appealing designs in the executive car class. Sharp lines and stylish touches give it a classy feel.

374 Audi A6 m65The A6 is a big car and there’s plenty of space to get comfortable inside, with heaps of head, leg and shoulder room in the rear, even for tall adults. Plus, it doesn’t feel as claustrophobic as some of its rivals, as the big windows let in a lot of light.

Audi interiors have always been classy, elegant but not gaudy, as exemplified here by matte-finish walnut, brushed-chrome trim, and supple leather upholstery.

And it is an impeccable interior (Am I repeating myself?). Yes, it’s so good you will congratulate yourself for buying it every time you step inside.

Audi beats a lot of rivals in the infotainment department (and many of us care more about our car’s audio and communications infrastructure than its race-track behaviour anyway). Connectivity is comprehensive, and the vivid graphics on the dash display screen are super clear.

Audi’s MMI infotainment system is easy to comprehend. A good-sized screen emerges from the dash, while a big, easy-to-grasp centre-console knob manages audio, phone, navigation and other functions. There’s also a touchpad for tracing out letters for entering destination addresses with your finger. S line spec adds special interior trim, sports seats and Xenon lights.

The latest Audi A6: I believe it is a perfect and symbiotic union of style and substance.

ENGINE 2.0 litre 4 cylinders inline with TFSI direct fuel injection, turbocharging, Audi valvelift system; more engine, S and Quattro options available

TRANSMISSION Seven-speed S tronic

POWER 252 hp (PS) (185 kW) from 5,000 rpm

MAX TORQUE 273 lb-ft (370 Nm) from 1,600 rpm

MAX SPEED 250 kph

ACCELERATION 0 – 100 kph in 6.7 secs

EXTERIOR A saloon that fascinates you at first glance. It will prompt emotions. Forward thrust made visible. A design that exudes progress and sportiness all along the line. Such as the tornado line. Underneath the side windows it extends from the headlights to the rear. The horizontal orientation of all lines give the vehicle at the front and rear an even wider and sportier appearance

INTERIOR Sharp on the outside, and the Audi A6 is plush and exceptionally well built inside, too. It is the epitome of style, with beautifully matched colours, materials and technology; the A6 is also a practical choice, thanks to its spacious interior and huge boot; leg and headroom are generous in both the front and rear. It will even seat three adult passengers across the rear in reasonable comfort; technologically advanced infotainment, large colour display, brilliant sound system

SAFETY Earned IIHS Top Safety Pick+ and maximum five-star rating by car safety specialists Euro NCAP, Audi’s A6 has the latest stability control system and airbag protection to keep you safe at all times

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Q-Auto on Salwa Road will be pleased to arrange a test drive of the latest Audi A6 or any of its cars and SUVs for Marhaba readers. Call 800 2834 or visit Audi Qatar website.

Author: Terry Sutcliffe

Note: This article has been extracted from Marhaba’s Issue No 65 Spring/Summer 2016 from the ‘Motoring’ section. For more car reviews, pick up Marhaba’s Issue No 65 Spring/Summer 2016 only QR20 from the nearest hypermarket or bookstore to you.

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