The covers have come off the latest version of our acclaimed A6 Avant. It impresses with its striking design, spacious interior and excellent adaptability. The latest addition to the A6 family comes with powerful four-cylinder and six-cylinder engines and mild hybrid system. Download the UK press release at the bottom of this page for more information.
The taut surfaces, sharp edges and striking lines of the new A6 Avant reflect the design language of the Saloon and recently launched new A7 and A8 models, and unmistakably conveys its sophisticated, dynamic and high tech character.
The exterior stands out with its balanced proportions – long bonnet, long wheelbase and short overhangs. The wide, low-slung Singleframe grille, the flat headlights and the powerfully contoured air inlets lend a suitably purposeful air.
In the side view, three striking lines reduce the car’s visual height. The powerfully taut contours, which are drawn over the wheels, are testimony to Audi’s quattro genes.
The muscular roofline flows into the low-profile D-pillar, beyond which is a roof edge spoiler that extends the silhouette and complements the athletic stance. At the rear, a decorative trim provides a link between the lights.
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Using the standard luggage compartment rail system customers can individually position four variable lashing points to secure objects. A tensioning strap, a net and two hooks are also included and an optional load-securing kit with telescopic bar and strap can also be added to allow individual sectioning of the luggage compartment.
The interior of the new A6 Avant features a black-panel design, providing a modern, sporty finish. The sleek instrument panel and the calm, continuous horizontal body line create a spacious interior.
The centre console in the new Audi A6 Avant is directed at the driver; the top MMI touch response display is also tilted slightly towards the driver. With its black-panel look, it almost disappears into an aluminium clip when switched off.
The display is activated when opening a door; its graphical user interface appears reduced, matching the interior design.
The A6 Avant has two large, high-resolution MMI touch displays which replace the rotary push button and conventional controls that previous models have. The driver can control the infotainment system from either an 8.8-inch or 10.1-inch upper display, while the 8.6-inch lower screen is used for climate control, comfort functions and text input. Virtual Cockpit will be available on the A6 Avant for the first time.
Users will hear and feel a click as confirmation when their finger triggers a function on the touch screens. The easy-to-use menu structure gives the user quick access to the vehicle’s functions, and it can be personalised thanks to movable ‘favourites’ buttons.
The natural speech dialogue system processes questions and commands in two ways – with information stored on-board and at the same time with detailed knowledge from the cloud.
The new A6 Avant offers the same infotainment and connectivity range as the A6 Saloon, A7 and A8. Up to seven drivers can store their preferred settings in their own user profiles. The online services from Audi connect have been expanded to include features such as the traffic sign and hazard information Car-to-X services.
There is a choice of three sound systems. The top version, the Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System, also delivers 3D sound to the rear seats.
Innovative new suspension and dynamic all-wheel steering make the new Audi A6 Avant noticeably sportier than the outgoing model.
Customers can choose between four suspension setups: a conventional steel spring suspension, the sport suspension that lowers ride height, electronically controlled damping and the self-levelling adaptive air suspension.
Dynamic-all-wheel steering combines direct, sporty steering response with stability that gives the driver an agile yet comfortable ride. The optional sport differential improves handling even further by distributing drive torque between the rear wheels, complementing quattro all-wheel drive
At low speed, the rear wheels steer in the opposite direction to the front wheels to make the new A6 Avant more agile than its predecessor, reducing the turning circle by up to 1.1 metres (to 11.1 metres). At high speed the wheels turn in the same direction, optimising stability when travelling in a straight line or changing lanes.
All engines offered in the A6 Avant come with a new mild hybrid system (MHEV) as standard for greater comfort and efficiency. This uses a 48-volt primary electrical system for the V6 engines. At speeds between 34.2 and 99.4 mph, the new A6 Avant can coast in freewheeling mode with the engine deactivated and then restart comfortably.
The latest addition to the A6 family comes with powerful four-cylinder and six-cylinder engines and mild hybrid system.
The start-stop function has been significantly expanded and now activates at 13.7 mph. The standard front camera will also sense when the vehicle in front of you starts to move, and the engine will predictively restart.
The driver can activate the Audi A.I remote parking pilot and the Audi AI remote garage pilot with the AI button. The A6 Avant is then autonomously driven into and out of a parking space or garage. This function will be launched in 2019.
The driver can get out of the car before pressing the AI button on the myAudi app on their smartphone. To monitor the manoeuvre, the driver presses and holds the Audi AI button the entire time. Depending on the equipment level, there can be as many as five radar sensors, five cameras, 12 ultrasonic sensors and a laser scanner monitoring the area around the car while it parks.
The only way to discover what the New Audi A6 is really like is to take a test drive. We would be delighted to arrange this for you (either from the showroom, your office or home).
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