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Audi A6 - best executive cars

The Audi A6 has many awards and is still a popular choice in the executive car sector

Audi A6

The new understated and upmarket Audi A6 continues to offers buyers an attractive blend of refinement, equipment and of course, low (relative to the competition) running costs. 

The latest model comes with refreshed exterior styling and an updated interior, including Audi's new MMI infotainment system. Expected to follow on from the new saloon is the rapid S6 and the mind-bogglingly quick RS6 Avant estate. 

The A6 feels agile on the move thanks to its extensive use of aluminium in its structure – agility is aided further still with the optional four-wheel steering. That said, the steering can't match that of the BMW 5 Series but it remains a precise and good car to drive. 

Unlike previous A6s, the ride offers more comfort, but you can expect the sportier models to firm up the ride with more aggressive suspension and larger wheels. The engine line-up includes 2.0 and 3.0 TDI diesel units with a range of power outputs and a TFSI petrol. Our pick is the A6 40 TDI, fitted with the 201bhp 2.0-litre diesel.

Best executive cars to buy 2019

  1. BMW 3 Series
  2. BMW 5 Series
  3. Mercedes C-Class
  4. Alfa Romeo Guilia
  5. Volvo S90
  6. Mercedes E-Class
  7. Jaguar XE
  8. Audi A6
  9. Jaguar XF
  10. Tesla Model 3

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