Audi A6 Avant vs. BMW 535xi Sports Wagon — AskMen

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Audi A6 Avant vs. BMW 535xi Wagon

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We all our space, but is it worth driving a SUV to achieve it? As two Bavarian automakers see it, you buy one of the sport-utes they build, or you opt for one of their station wagons There’s easily more and arguably a similar level of in the Audi A6 Avant and BMW 535xi Wagon, anyway.

Even the pendulum of coolness swung far anything resembling a station Audi smoothed the perception by building models you’d enjoy driving and tagged as Avant models. Our 2008 A6 features no major changes the introductory wagon release in

BMW ’s wagons seem to greater acceptance in Europe, SUV ownership has never been beyond expats and a few oddballs. Far a sales leader in the States, the Sports Wagon represents a compromise between the all-wheel of an X5 and the performance of a 5-Series sedan.

look closely at each car and them based on several and weighted criteria. The perfect wagon would drive with 100 points; read on to how they fared

Audi A6

MSRP (base): $49,000

3.2-liter V6


Horsepower: 255 hp @ 6,500 rpm

Torque: 243 @ 3,250 rpm

MPG: City: 19; 27

Performance — 12/20

there’s no such animal as an S6 (an S-line interior package is as as you’ll come). Too bad. In its configuration with Quattro drive and a six-speed Tiptronic the A6 Avant launches with fanfare or drama to deliver 0 to 60 mph times. Leaving it floored find you at 130 mph, the electronically top speed. During all-out or when pushed hard corners, the A6 begins to strain than we’d like in a car of caliber. In all fairness, that a car without the optional sport or 19” wheels. To its credit, straining comes later most traffic situations demand and the Avant does a nice level of steering and feedback to the driver.

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Exterior design —

It’s no exotic sports but the A6 Avant looks purposeful and Although it debuted in 2006, still sharper than the designs of other manufacturers. In if wagons had always looked good, they may never fallen from grace in the

Interior design —

The exterior’s sophistication continues the warm, inviting cabin, with just the right of wood and aluminum. You’ll great ergonomics in the front and rows, plus a useful cubic feet of total room, with the second row We were also pleased to the built-in cargo retention to keep items secure, in the worst-case scenario of a collision or spirited driving on the way home the supermarket.

Sound system/goodies —

If you have kids and they on hearing their favorite in the car, pray they learn about the optional surround sound system. in the Premium package, it could back to haunt you in the form of The at 100 decibels, or about half as as the kids themselves. Beyond Advanced MMI (multi-media interface) similar to BMW’s iDrive and is operated with a little in learning its navigation.

Bang for your buck 15/20 Tarted-up trucks pass for premium SUVs cost as much as the A6 Avant and short of the wagon in many Even if you decline every option, you’ll still get a competent and enjoyable car for under

Driving experience — The European feel is unmistakable and the car is a drive under most Only when you begin to push it will you feel it composure. The majority of drivers probably be content to operate at a frenzied pace and revel in the of the A6 Avant.

Overall score —

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