Audi A6 tyres

The A6 is a good-looking car and a great all-round performer. It is equally suited to use as a motorway cruiser, for around-town executive luxury and as a premium family car. A range of fast but frugal diesel engines provide excellent economy for such a large car. The A6’s looks can be deceptive: new A6s even without the premium S-Line or RS6 badge offer outstanding acceleration and performance and are extraordinarily quick.

The A6 can be driven for thrift without any notable compromise on performance. Even the basic ‘SE’ now comes with a stop-start engine for reduced fuel consumption. Additionally, the new Ultra model features class-leading economy: no mean feat for a car competing with so many other rivals from other marques. Many reviews have also commented on how quiet Audi’s new diesel engine is.

When buying replacement tyres for the A6, a key influence on your decision of which tyres to order should be your own driving style. This car balances performance with economy, and suits drivers whose emphasis is on either quality.

The A6’s excellent fuel economy will be complemented by tyres such as newer Continental PremiumContact and EcoContact ranges. In most sizes, these offer excellent ratings for both wet grip and fuel economy. Dunlop’s BluResponse tyre offers similar benefits. So, too, does the Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance range. Pirelli’s Cinturato and P7 range are etyres’ best sellers for the Audi A6. Both types are available in Audi-approved fittings and represent good ‘all-round’ suitability for this car.

For sportier drivers, Pirelli’s P Zero Rosso range is very popular for higher-performance Audi A6 models. Dunlop SportMaxx and Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric tyres will offer similar support for faster driving and cornering. As such, they too make an excellent choice.

Drivers of more powerful Audi A6 models should note that while most A6s come with standard 17-inch alloy wheels, the higher-performance S-Line features larger 18-inch wheels and lowered and stiffer suspension. Additionally, the premium ‘Black’ edition features more extreme 20-inch alloys. These larger wheel sizes call for low-profile tyres. Combined with the stiffer setting of the car’s suspension, this can mean a noticeably firmer ride. As such, it is worth considering the durability of different replacement tyres, along with the level of grip they offer. Fitting budget or unsuitable tyres to these premium vehicles is very much a false economy.