Need four-wheel drive but want the practicality of an estate? The Audi A6 Allroad could be for you – provided the hefty price tag doesn’t put you off, that is.
Audi justifies the price with superb performance and handling. The 30-60mph sprint took just 10.7 seconds: almost four seconds quicker than the Volvo V70. The steering feels too light at first, but get to know the car and you’ll discover precise cornering and strong grip. Through the lane-change test, the A6 performed strongly in damp conditions.
Hill-starts are child’s play. The electronic handbrake releases automatically as the driver applies the throttle, and the outfit pulls up the 1-in-6 slope as if it were no more than a speed bump.
It’s just a shame the Audi couldn’t manage all the luggage.