IF YOU want to elevate your business driving to another level: try the new Audi A6.
This smart, sophisticated executive saloon is the epitome of business travel: quick, efficient, economical, stress-free.
But in this latest Audi A6 saloon, that business travel has been upgraded. There’s no longer an SE specification with the latest A6 range of saloons and Avant estates.
You enter executive driving at Sport level as standard.
That means heated leather seats on these cold mornings, door mirrors that de-ice in seconds and an air conditioning system that disperses windscreen mist-up swiftly.
It was needed recently with an early morning start. I had to travel to Richmond – some six miles away – and park. Grab a tube to London for a breakfast meeting. Before returning to Richmond to pick up the Audi and then drive up to Milton Keynes for a midday meeting.
And early in the morning, there was a hard frost. While some de-icer on the windows helped, the Audi did the rest of the defrosting (including me on those heated seats!).
Adding to the comfort is the amount of interior space. Audi has lengthened the wheelbase of this new A6 by an additional 21mm to liberate more legroom. Six foot adults can travel in the rear seats in comfort and at ease. For driver and front passenger that greater sense of space makes the driving experience that much more relaxed.
It’s rather like being upgraded from economy class seats on a flight to business class with large leather seats with space to your side and in front. It means that whenever you arrive at a business meeting in the A6 you are perfectly prepared – relaxed and ready to go.
And the new Audi A6 gives upgraded business class motoring every time you push the ignition start button.
Audi A6 40 TDI 204PS Sport S tronic
- Power – 204PS
- Torque – 400Nm
- Transmission – front-wheel drive, 7-speed S tronic autom
- Engine – 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel, Euro6 with AdBlue
- Top speed – 152mph
- 0-62mph – 8.1s
- CO2 emissions – 117g/km
- Official mpg / Test mpg – 62.8mpg/56.6mpg
- Company car tax band 2017/18 – 28%