Audi does not waste any time or resources: after the presentation of the new A6 sedan about a month ago, now the Ingolstadts has unveiled the new Audi A6 Avant and it is a dead sexy wagon that we deserve here in the States.
The Avant is 16.4-feet long and has a sporty, but elegant design that looks fantastic. The car is 6.2-feet wide and 4.8-feet high with a larger interior than the outgoing model. It also promises more front and rear elbow room and more knee room for rear seat passengers. All this thing is missing is one of those rear facing seats in the back that wagons had back in the ’80s. Luggage space is very large with 20 cu ft with the seats up and 59.3 cu ft with the seats down. The seats fold 40:20:40 and an electric release function or the optional trailer hitch is offered.
The cabin itself is more spacious than the old A6 Avant, and its design is almost completely copied from the new A6 sedan. It has the same high-tech center console with two touch screens (10.1- and 8.6-inch), and the Audi Virtual Cockpit 12.3-inch digital panel can be used as a substitute for a traditional instrument panel.
Audi is offering four-and six-cylinder gas and diesel engines, all of which come with a mild hybrid system. The engines come paired to either a seven-speed dual-clutch or an eight-speed automatic, and all-wheel drive is available. There are four suspensions to choose from: a standard steel-spring suspension, sport suspension, suspension with shock absorber control, and an adaptive air suspension that also has controlled shock absorbers.
As was recently reported, it’s possible that some kind of Avant model will eventually make its way to the U.S.