We have taken a look at the new generation Audi A6 but today we take an in depth look at the Audi A6 3.0 TDI Quattro SE.

In our review today we discuss exactly why the car is one of the best in its class.

Reduction in weight

The car is a powerful diesel vehicle which contains a 3.0 litre V6 engine. Its power isn’t the cars highlight however. The vehicles high efficiency in terms of fuel economy and carbon emissions are the car’s main selling points. This will be achieved through the car being made a lot lighter meaning the official kerb weight is less. Naturally the car will not have as much drag allowing less fuel to be needed.

In terms of weight, the car is the lightest out of all its rivals, according to Audi. The rivals in question include the BMW 530d, which the Audi is 75 kg lighter and the Mercedes-Benz E350 CDI which the Audi is 115 kg lighter.

Some reviews claim that the car is up to 18.3 per cent more economical than before.

The weight reductions are made to improve the car’s sustainability, not necessarily its performance. The car’s agility is not that great as you may have expected with a car of its size. Don’t expect the vehicle to take on corners at speed.

Still a fun car to drive

Don’t let that put you off. The Audi 3.0 TDI Quattro is still a fun vehicle to drive when it gets going. The gearbox transmission complements the car very well ensuring that the drive is satisfying.

Satellite navigation will come as standard within the car making it more attractive to prospective buyers.
There is a lot more advantageous features in which we could have discussed. This article has only highlighted a few good points about the car. It’s also very practical, stylish and versatile too. In terms of getting a powerful yet luxurious diesel, it’s difficult to find any vehicle that’s better than the Audi A6 3.0 TDI Quattro SE.

Price: £38,300

Top Speed: Limited to 155 MPH

Acceleration: 0 – 62 MPH in 6.1 seconds

Economy: 47.9 MPG

C02 emissions: 156g/km

Total kerb weight: 1720 KG

Engine: V6 3.0 litre turbo diesel

Power: 242 BHP

Gearbox transmission: 7 speed dual clutch