Audi has just unveiled the estate version of their all-new Audi A6, offering a more practical alternative to its customers. The new Audi A6 Avant retains the striking design of its sedan twin as well as an array of tech and driver assistance systems.
Compared to its predecessor the new A6 Avant is now larger, standing at 4.94 meters long, 1.89 meters wide and 1.47 meters tall. It boasts the best in class front and rear elbow room as well as rear knee room. The styling cues are largely carried over from the A6 sedan save for the tapering roofline that flows into the D-pillars.
Boot space, although only 30 litres more than the sedan at 565 litres (1,680 litres with rear seats folded), the Avant’s loading width of 1,050 mm makes for a more graceful affair. The luggage compartment comes with a rail system as standard to allow drivers to conveniently secure objects from sliding about.
LED headlamps are standard fitment, but customers can opt for the HD Matrix LED headlights with high-resolution high beam. The Matrix LED is a prerequisite to have the five strip LED daytime running lights. Three exterior equipment lines are available for the A6 Avant – Sport, Design and S-Line to go with the 12 exterior paint colours.
Inside, the A6 Avant also gets the triple screen cockpit that combines a 12.3-inch Audi Virtual Cockpit instrument cluster, 10.1-inch upper MMI display and 8.6-inch lower display to create a minimalistic cabin. Four equipment lines are available – Sport, Design, Design Selection and the S Line that furnishes the cabin with different upholstery materials, colours and seats.
Other feel-good options include customized contour front seats with massage and ventilation function, air quality package that sprays the cabin with two different fragrances, 19-speakers Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System panoramic sunroof and contour ambient lighting that sets off the cabin with 30 different colours.
Audi did not disclose the exact engine options available, but all engine options will be fitted with a 48-volt primary mild hybrid system that improves fuel economy by up to 0.7 litres per 100 km. Transmission choices include a seven-speed S Tronic or an eight-speed Tiptronic while drive is deployed on all corners courtesy of the Quattro all-wheel drive.
Suspension options on the A6 Avant include standard steel-spring suspension, sport suspension, suspension with shock absorber control and adaptive air suspension. Audi’s Dynamic All-Wheel Steering that reduces the cars turning circle and improve agility and stability at high speeds is available as an option.
While Audi’s extensive range of driver assistance systems such as emergency braking assist, Audi pre sense front, adaptive cruise assist, rear cross traffic assist, exit warning and lane change warning and more are available as standard or as an option, there is no mention that the estate will get the Audi AI system that allows the A6 sedan to park itself into designated carpark without a driver.
Audi A6 Avant S-Line in Sepang Blue
Audi A6 Sedan