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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
Audi A6 Saloon (97-04) - rated 4 out of 5
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PROS

Understated sculpted lines, superbly built

CONS

Not as sporting as key rivals

PROS

Understated sculpted lines, superbly built

CONS

Not as sporting as key rivals

Audi A6 Saloon rivals

The A6 offers superb build quality and refinement wrapped in a suitably understated body with a flawless finish. It may look a little plain compared to rival offerings but the Audi has plenty of strong points. It's safe and reassuring to drive with precise handling, plus it's comfortable and roomy. There's a good choice of engines including a frugal diesel, but whichever model you go for, reliability and longevity are assured.

There's also a performance version, badged RS6, that's powered by a 4.2-litre V8 engine.

Audi A6 Saloon rivals

Other Audi A6 (1997 - 2005) models: