2019 Audi A6 review - does the new A6 finally drive better than its rivals? - Design

The Audi A6’s core virtues remain, but it doesn’t shine like it once did - rivals still do executive better

Evo rating
  • Refined, top-notch tech and competitive powertrains
  • Doesn’t out-perform rivals in any one area, interior materials not up to usual standards

Design

Like the interior, the exterior design might be considered a bit ‘hit and miss’. Typical of Lichte-era Audis, the surfacing is heavily detailed and has a huge variety of creases, concave and convex shapes, and pinched lines right across the bodyside. There has been a clear emphasis by the team to reference Audi’s Quattro history with the four haunches, one over each wheel, but rather than define the overall profile, it instead resides within a complex array of other elements all fighting for top billing.

The front and rear aprons are equally complex, meanwhile the notion of high- and low-specification lighting units have been thrown into turmoil, as there are no less than four different LED headlight options - leaving nearly everyone without any real sense of which are the top-specification models, and which aren’t. The wheels are also huge, with entry-level alloy wheels starting at 18-inches, rising to a whopping 21-inches on the options list.

Most Popular

High performance Aston Martin DBX to be ‘most powerful luxury SUV’ on sale
Aston Teaser
Aston Martin DBX

High performance Aston Martin DBX to be ‘most powerful luxury SUV’ on sale

Aston’s high performance DBX to be revealed on Feb 1 and pack a whole lot more power
18 Jan 2022
Porsche 911 GT3 Touring 2022 review – pairing the magnificent 992 GT3 experience to a more subtle audience
Porsche 911 GT3 Touring eCoty – front tracking
Porsche 911 GT3

Porsche 911 GT3 Touring 2022 review – pairing the magnificent 992 GT3 experience to a more subtle audience

There are few, if any, more rewarding, engaging or intense experiences for those in pursuit of the thrill of driving
7 Jan 2022
Morgan Plus Four LM62 limited edition celebrates anniversary of Le Mans triumph
Morgan Plus Four LM62 – front
Morgan Plus 4

Morgan Plus Four LM62 limited edition celebrates anniversary of Le Mans triumph

Special Edition Morgan to celebrate 60 years since its class win at Le Mans
18 Jan 2022