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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 19 - 50 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

The diesel engines offer the lowest running costs, particularly the 1.9 TDI. However Audi servicing is expensive so it's worth searching out a good independent specialist - there are plenty about.

The A6 scores fairly badly on the eco front. With an average of 214g/km CO2 across the model line-up, its emissions are a touch high for an executive saloon. However, it's worth noting that the line up has a high number of diesel models, bringing the average down and giving buyers more choices of low-emission versions. Diesels typically produce less CO2 than petrol engines with similar power outputs.

The range is not particularly economical, averaging 35mpg.

Reliability in the A6 tends to be exemplary, with only occasional problems reported by owners since it was launched in 1997. Maintaining a full Audi service history will help this.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £170 - £340
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Insurance group 26 - 46
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