Theme: Shutlines – The Tab

Audi evidently didn’t want to give anything to the Mercedes E-class in the shutline and craftsmanship battle.

1994-1997 Audi A6. This is the V8.
1994-1997 Audi A6. This is the V8.

The W-126 had a visible weld crease under its rear lamp. So Audi spent a bit extra to avoid it. 20 years later the C4 Audi A6 is still an object lesson in the pursuit of orderly detailing. The only line visible is one related to the boot aperture.

[Editor’s note: Text altered to correct the A6’s model designation – see comments below]

Author: richard herriott

I like anchovies. I dislike post-war town planning.

3 thoughts on “Theme: Shutlines – The Tab”

  1. If I had the time, I’d post a piece on the B5 A6’s significance in terms of shutlines: if I’m not mistaken, it was among the first – or plain first – cars to employ bumpers/aprons that covered the entire lower part of its rear aspect, leading to the kind of shutlines we’ve become used to since.

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