The folks over at Spanish publication km77 have put the latest Audi A6 (due in South Africa in the first quarter of 2019) through the dreaded Moose Test, with the Ingolstadt-based brand’s sedan earning a “good” rating.
In the video below, the eighth-generation A6 – in this instance, the 50 TDI quattro tiptronic derivative, with optional rear-wheel steering – is subjected to one of the toughest handling tests out there, designed to simulate an animal suddenly running in front of a moving vehicle.
As we’ve pointed out before, though, whereas the Swedes usually perform the evaluation at about 60 km/h, this test from the Spaniards is conducted at higher speeds.
The A6 (here running on 20-inch alloys wrapped in Pirelli PZero rubber, in the 255/40 form) was put through the test first at 77 km/h. And, according to km77, it performed “brilliantly”.
The highest entry speed at which the driver completed the test successfully was 79 km/h.
Watch the clip below, which includes a slalom test, to see just how the Audi A6 performed (take note that the commentary is in Spanish, but has the option of English subtitles)...
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