The Audi A6 Avant Sport 40 TDI quattro S tronic is undoubtedly regarded as such by its owners, and as an Audi Avant executive load-lugger, it follows in the footsteps of a long series of predecessors that have sold exceptionally well in this country. Thankfully, the Audi A6 Avant's luxurious interior elements are included as standard equipment.
You get a sophisticated dual-screen infotainment system, and the velvety leather, soft plastic, and gleaming silver accents are almost as luxurious.
The Audi A6 Avant does not come standard with rear air suspension to help smooth out bumps when the boot is fully loaded. It's still enjoyable to drive with the standard suspension, or you can upgrade to adaptive air suspension for a more comfortable high-speed ride if you're willing to pay a little more.
If you plan on driving the Audi A6 Avant over long miles, this is a must-consider option. When you combine this with the smooth 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine found in 50 TDI variants, you have a quiet, pleasant, and somewhat efficient highway cruiser.
If you spend a lot of time driving in town, though, the Audi A6 Avant's optional four-wheel-steering system is a must-have. This contributes to it being astonishingly maneuverable for such a large vehicle, and no more difficult to drive in a city than a medium-size hatchback.
Even without this function, the Audi A6 Avant's wide windows and light steering make it easy to drive around town, and a variety of cameras and parking sensors are available across the range to make parking a breeze.
Unfortunately, most of the A6 Avant's driver-assistance technology, including as automated emergency braking to help prevent low-speed incidents, comes at a premium.