Available in both sedan and Avant wagon forms, the 2008 Audi A6 sports a svelte shape fronted by Audi's new wide-frame grille, which TheCarConnection.com's team of car experts thinks is a big distraction from the otherwise clean lines of either the wagon or four-door. For the current model year, Audi has made new exterior trim standard, including "S-line" badges, 18-inch wheels, and new front and rear bumpers.
From the outside, The Auto Channel calls the 2008 A6 Audi "a lovely thing to look at," with a silhouette that "projects an image of quiet competence.” Kelley Blue Book explains the "bold trapezoidal grille--tall and split into two elements--is flanked by sleek xenon headlamps," while ConsumerGuide describes the sedan's trunk as "long and fairly wide." From the back, The Auto Channel notes "dual exhaust outlets and a subtle lip on the trunk's top ridge (they call it a spoiler) add to an authoritative appearance." Car and Driver simply refers to its “attractive interior and exterior,” while Cars.com says, “aside from its large snoutlike grille, Audi hasn't taken many gambles with the A6's exterior styling, which has a reserved but classy look to it from many angles.” ForbesAutos likes the “understated but refined design.”
In regard to the 2008 Audi A6 Avant Wagon, Edmunds says the "A6 Avant wagon is an excellent choice, providing arguably more style than the other wagons in its class can muster."
The 2008 Audi A6's interior isn't as handsome as the previous generation's, but it's still a functional and cleanly designed place to work, with wood and metallic accents livening up the typically dark trim. “If you bought one based on its luxurious cabin alone, you wouldn't be disappointed,” Edmunds says. ConsumerGuide finds the layout "handy and intuitive," with the exception of the CD changer, which "resides in the glovebox out of easy driver reach." Kelley Blue Book thinks the "leather surfaces are inviting" and deems the overall interior design "satisfying for long term touring." Cars.com observes, “Everywhere you look in the A6 there's unexpected detailing…It's these details—along with Audi's characteristically good materials and tight-fitting trim pieces—that make the A6's cabin so inviting.” Even the stalwarts at Consumer Reports note “the interior is well-finished and filled with nice details.” Edmunds attests, “for those looking for a more sporting look inside, a new S line interior package is now available that includes front sport seats, a three-spoke steering wheel and various decorative additions.”