- The Avant (estate) version of the new-gen A6 arrives a month after the sedan.
- The luggage compartment still measures 565 litres as before, expandable to up to 1,680 litres with 40:20:40-split folded down.
- A powered tailgate can also be had with sensor control.
- Same powertrain as the A6 sedan with hybrid options and all-wheel steering.
- Allroad and the maniacal RS6 Avant is expected soon.
Audi has wasted no time after the launch of the new gen A6 sedan to reveal the station wagon body style, called the A6 Avant. The A6 estate carries the same design language as the sedan along with the same powertrain. The boot space at 565 litres remains the same as the previous car helped by the extended overall length of the new gen A6.
The A6 Avant has always been a handsome looking car. The roofline extending beyond the C-pillar has a lot of character. The raked D-pillar flaunts a subtle spoiler while the LED taillights are exactly the same as the sedan, despite the change in body style. The chrome strip joining the tail lights looks more at home in the Avant compared to the sedan. The bumper is unchanged from the sedan as well.
The cabin is carried forward from the sedan but this being an estate, the rear seats fold down in 40:20:40 to expand the 565 litres of luggage space to a whopping 1,680 litres. To add to its practicality, the boot comes with a rail system as standard fitment along with net, hooks and tension straps. Then there is an optional load-securing kit with telescopic bar and strap allowing individual sectioning of the luggage compartment.
Audi has also kept the mild hybrid system as standard across the engine options in the Avant. The 3.0-litre petrol and diesel are coupled with an eight-speed Tiptronic transmission sending power to the Quattro all-wheel-drive system.
The all-new A6 Avant will hit the roads by the end of this year. Shortly after, Audi will introduce the rugged Allroad variant of Avant as well with body cladding and increased ride height. Following that, we can’t wait to see the bonkers RS6 Avant, which in its current iteration is regarded as a ‘Supercar Killer’.