The path to A6 Avant ownership begins with you being willing to part with at least £40,740 – which will get you the entry-level 40 TDI Sport model.

That said, ‘entry-level’ may not be the best term to describe it, as there’s still plenty of equipment included as standard. Audi’s dualscreen MMI infotainment system is thrown in at this price point, as are 18in wheels, LED front and rear lights, ambient interior lighting and heated front seats, among other features. Upgrading to the S Line specification of our test car adds £3360, and brings lowered sports suspension, 19in wheels, sports seats and Matrix LED headlights.

Matt Saunders Autocar

Matt Saunders

Road test editor
Little separates the Audi from its immediate rivals here. All perform well, although the BMW is the strongest

As far as depreciation is concerned, there’s precious little daylight separating this Audi A6 Avant from four-wheel-drive versions of the BMW 520d Touring M Sport and Mercedes-Benz E220d AMGLine.

Our experts predict that, over the course of three years and 36,000 miles, both the Audi and the Mercedes will hold 45% of their initial asking price, while the BMW will pip them both at 46%.

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