FIRST LOOK: Next Generation Audi A6 Avant11 April 2018
Audi has unveiled the estate version of their refreshed A6 before an expected summer release, when it will take on the BMW 5 Series Touring and Mercedes Benz E-Class Estate. The vehicle will of course receive many of the same improvements that the saloon shape benefits from, and looks an undenaibly stylish machine.
The new Audi A6 Avant has grown slightly and will stretch out 4.94m long, 1.89m wide and 1.47m tall, making for a cabin Audi are claiming will offer the most elbow room and knee room in its class.
This being a wagon though, the digits that really matter are the trunk space, and the all new Avant impresses there too. With the seats down inside space will max out to 1,680 litres, whilst boot room alone makes for an impressive 565 litres, plenty of room for laying a weekly shop on top of the golf clubs.
As expected, Audi's handsome hexagonal grille dominates the front of the vehicle, flanked by sharp matrix LED headlamps. The model will initially be available in the choice of two trims- Sport and S Line and there will be a choice of 12 different colours.
The cockpit is crowned by Audi's beautiful Virtual Cockpit, which comes complete with dual touchscreens. A giant customisable 12.3-inch digital dash sits behind the wheel, doing away with the need for any physical dials. There's also the option of a Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System which offers 3D sound clarity through no less than 15 loudspeakers.
All models will feature Audi's Mild Hybrid Technology which uses a belt alternator starter and lithium ion battery to harvest energy when breaking to improve fuel efficiency and also offer engine-off coasting to boost those mpgs even further.
There will only be an auto box available and engine choices will follow the same pattern seen with the saloon. The 55 TFSI V6 petrol will produce 335bhp, with the possibility of a milder version later in the year as well as an RS 6, whilst the 50 TDI 3.0 litre diesel will offer 282bhp.
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