About Us Credits Terms of Service Privacy Policy Contact Us

This site uses cookies for analytics, personalized content and ads. By continuing to browse this site, you agree to this use.

Mid-Term Review (1-3 years)

Expensive Luxury

Audi A6 Review

A6 Limousine (4G, C7 facelift 2014) - (2015) | 2.0 TDI ultra (150 Hp)

Car Owner Reviewer -
July 28, 2020, 7:15 p.m.
Reviewer's Score


Practicality and Comfort (9.0)
Performance and Handling (6.5)
Reliability and Running (3.0)
Looks and Style (8.0)
Features and Technology (9.0)
Model Avg. 7.1 Generation Avg. 7.1 Engine Avg. 7.1

The Review

Mid-Term Review (1-3 years) Luxury Cars Audi A6 A6 Limousine (4G, C7 facelift 2014) - (2015) 2.0 TDI ultra (150 Hp)

Beautiful car, loads of tech... even more complaints


Since I started driving I’d only ever dreamed of driving an Audi. My uncle always gets the newest model of his choice through his company, but the last few have progressed through the A6 saloon S-line series. I envied him for it. Never would I imagine that at just twenty-two years of age I would be the owner of an Audi A6 Saloon! Although it might only be an SE model, it’s everything I dreamed of – and more.

Come rain or shine, I had a smile on my face as I approached the beautifully crafted body, with its sharp edges and refined trim (despite offering less appeal than the S-line model). The front grill screams aggressively at any car you drive towards with the well-known 4 rings plastered proudly in the centre of the grill. The defined lights flow with the body and are flush to the bonnet. They remind me of the eyes of a leopard about to pounce on its prey.

There’s also ‘junk in the trunk’ as the lights narrow towards the centre of the rear, emphasising the raised edge known as a lip spoiler. And sadly that takes us to the end of the beautiful body design, however, it goes out with a bang thanks to the very sporty looking twin exhaust.

That twin exhaust looks excellent on my 2L turbo diesel but not so good on my bank account summaries! Audi claims combined fuel consumption of 57.6 mpg, however, I visited the fuel station twice a week and I didn’t do a lot of driving daily. The CO2 emissions of 129g/km make road tax rather pricey too. But for the acceleration of 0-60mph in just 8.7 seconds, it’s worth it.

Equally as striking as these figures is the technology within the car. Audi’s motto (translated) is “advancement through technology”. Technology is their strong point. As stated above, I had the SE trim which is the entry-level trim of A6. However, being an executive car, this trim is packed with full leather upholstery, sat-nav, Bluetooth, dual climate control, cruise control, automatic lights, rain-sensing wipers and parking sensors all around the car; making it virtually impossible to hit anything when parking the large saloon. My model also had front heated seats as an optional extra purely because the UK spends about 360/365 days of the year in winter and nobody likes a cold butt!

Whilst we’re talking about comfort, I might as well state the obvious: the drive of this car is phenomenal. It’s compliant. You always feel in control. I did encounter an issue with the clutch. It would judder quite a lot when pulling away in first gear. I contacted Audi, who advised this was a COMMON FAULT and that it might cost around £2,000 to fix. All things considered, I loved my car! There are several cars I dreamed of driving but after getting behind the wheel the excitement drained from me quicker than the cars went from 0-60. Audi is NOT one of those brands. They look stunning, they drive even better and you get loads of tech without the price of full spec! I used to ask my uncle “Why do you always stick with an A6 rather than upgrade to an A7 or a Q-model?” and now I understand why. Be wary when buying used as there can be many faults under the surface and they will be costly!

Practicality and Comfort

Very adjustable for maximum comfort. Soft ride in comfort mode. Plenty of space inside.

Performance and Handling

Lots of power from the turbo. Quick 0-60 but large and heavy. Feels like a boat in corners.

Reliability and Running Costs

Common clutch fault can set you back £2,000+, road tax and fuel can quickly rack up.

Looks and Style

Looks very classy and luxurious. The S-Line would be nicer looking.


Tech is plentiful - Electric, heated mirrors, heated seats, Bluetooth, sat-nav, cruise control, dual climate control, A/C, various drive modes and steering modes.

Would I recommend it? YES

Great car, practical and luxurious. Great value for money when used - just be wary of fault under the hood.

Audi A6

Do you want to review this car?

Review this car Review another car

Review Comments

All posts are reactively-moderated and must obey the community rules

Latest Posts

LCR launches News, Blogs and Articles - Lovecarreviews

LCR launches News, Blogs and Articles

News Author - Lovecarreviews
Country Flag - United Kingdom

541 views 1 0
You can now follow your favourite authors - Lovecarreviews

You can now follow your favourite authors

News Author - Lovecarreviews
Country Flag - United Kingdom

547 views 0 0
Joseph.Lien takes pole position - Lovecarreviews

Joseph.Lien takes pole position

News Author - Lovecarreviews
Country Flag - United Kingdom

515 views 1 0
How to write a car review - Lovecarreviews

How to write a car review

Blog Author - Lovecarreviews
Country Flag - United Kingdom

1071 views 0 0
Automatic vs Manual - What to do? - Faitheldriver

Automatic vs Manual - What to do?

Blog Author - Faitheldriver
Country Flag - United Kingdom

749 views 1 0
C63 AMG S - A Walkaround Review - Faitheldriver

C63 AMG S - A Walkaround Review

Blog Author - Faitheldriver
Country Flag - United Kingdom

683 views 1 0

Related Reviews...

Should you buy an Audi SQ7?
Audi S1 - (2015) 2.0 TFSI (231 Hp) quattro | Faitheldriver | LoveCarReviews
The smallest 4wd that matters
Audi SQ5 - II (2018) 3.0 TFSI (354 Hp) quattro Tiptronic | Faitheldriver | LoveCarReviews
Fast but a tad dull to drive
Favourite Fuel Type


Favourite Fuel Type

What's your view?

(View All Surveys)

  • 0 Electric
  • 3 Diesel
  • 2 Petrol
  • 2 Hybrid
Short drive in the Audi RS3
Walkaround the Audi RS3
Infiniti Q70 - (facelift 2015) 5.6 V8 (420 Hp) Automatic | Patricia | LoveCarReviews
Super fun, smooth and luxurious.
Audi A3 - Sportback (8V) (2013) 1.4 TFSI (125 Hp) | Lovecarreviews | LoveCarReviews
Owner review of the A3 1.4 TFSI
Audi RS 6 - Avant (C7) (2013) 4.0 TFSI V8 performance (605 Hp) quattro Tiptronic | Whitebeard997 | LoveCarReviews
24 hours in the Audi RS6 Performance
Audi Q3 - (8U facelift 2014) (2015) 1.4 TFSI (150 Hp) S tronic | Sibezzy | LoveCarReviews
Comfy and Cosy
Audi Q7 - (Typ 4M) (2016) 2.0 TFSI (252 Hp) quattro Tiptronic 7 Seat | Jimmyjoejoe | LoveCarReviews
Family bus
Audi Q8 - (2019) 50 TDI V6 (286 Hp) quattro Tiptronic MHEV | Faitheldriver | LoveCarReviews
The new Q8 50 is a good drive..