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2012 Audi A6 test drive video

The Brits from AutoExpress have already been lucky enough to test drive the 2012 Audi A6 and tell us how it performs in comparison with one of its main rivals, the BMW 5 Series.

The 2012 Audi A6 is made from aluminum and high tech steel, so its the lightest car in its class, plus besides being faster the the previous generation, this new executive car is also more fuel efficient. The 2012 Audi A6 borrows its chassis from the new A7, while some of the features included on the S Line version which is featured in this review, are 18 inch alloys, a body kit, and a 20 mm lowered suspension.

The engine powering this particular 2012 Audi A6 S Line is a 3.0-litre turbo diesel V6 producing 242 bhp and 500 Nm of torque, which translate into 7 seconds when sprinting from nought to 60 mph and a top speed of 155 mph (electronically limited). 

Even though it is not as luxurious as the Mercedes E Class, or as sporty as the BMW 5 Series, the journalists from AutoExpress think the 2012 Audi A6 is a well balanced car, which is basically a smaller version of the A8, which makes it a very tempting model. 

Watch the 2012 Audi A6 test drive video after the jump.

2012 Audi A6 test drive video

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