The all new Audi A6 Avant will make its world debut in Berlin this week, ahead of the first UK order in June with first deliveries in November 2011.
With prices starting from £32,100 the new Audi A6 Avant will feature new technologies and construction processes helping to deliver efficiency improvements and increased capacity of up to 1680 litres. Later in 2011, a new 313PS twin-turbo V6 RDI engine will be available, shared with the Audi A6 saloon.
In the UK, one petrol engine and three TDI engines will be available, developing power starting at 177PS and rising to 300PS, which comes courtesy of the supercharged 3.0 TFSI petrol model. Also in the line up is a 3.0 litre V6 TDI in 204PS and 245PS variants as well as the 177PS 2.0 litre RDI, offering 56.5mpg and 132g/km CO2 output.
The new 3.0 litre twin-turbo TDI, available later in 2011, will be the most potent V6 and fourth diesel-powered option in the range. A two-stage turbocharger delivers a maximum boost pressure of up to 3.2 bar and the engine has a preliminary figure of 5.4 seconds to reach 62mpg, with an electronically limited top speed of 155mph.
Transmission options will be dependent on engine choice, and include a manual six speed transmission and multitronic CVT ffor front wheel drive models, and the new seven speed S tronic twin-clutch transmission on quattro models.
The latest generation quattro all-wheel-drive features torque-vecotring for optimum tracktion, stability and response will be standard for the 3.0 TDI 245PS and 3.0 litre TFSI petrol models. For the top of the line engines an optional quattro sport differential will be offered as an option, which can distribute torque between the rear wheels.
Also a standard feature in the new Audi A6 Avant is the Audi drive select adaptive dynamics system, which allows drivers to fine-tune the car's reponses via the Multi Media Interface (MMI) screen. Front wheel drive models feature the latest Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) with electronic slip differential.
The MMI with 6.5 inch retractable monitor and large central control knob are a central focal point, and provides access to the audio system, the Bluetooth phone interface and SD card based navigation system, which also coems as standard.
In the UK, two specification levels will be available for the Audi A6 Avant - SE and S line - each of which include alloy wheels, leather upholstery, cruise and frotn and rear parking controls, SD card navigation, Bluetooth phone preperation, split/folding rear seats and light and rain sensors. S line models feature largeer 18inch alloy wheels, Xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lamps, sports suspension, Valcona leather upholstery alongside exclusive S line exterior and interior styling.
The new Audi A6 Avant Prices
|A6 Avant 2.0 TDI SE||Manual six-speed, 177PS||£32,100 OTR|
|A6 Avant 2.0 TDI SE||Multitronic eight-speed 177PS||£33,630 OTR|
|A6 Avant 3.0 TDI SE||Multitronic eight-speed, 204PS||£36,200 OTR|
|A6 Avant 3.0 TDI quattro SE||S tronic seven-speed, 245PS||£40,950 OTR|
|A6 Avant 3.0 TFSI quattro SE||S tronic seven-speed, 300PS||£41,130 OTR|
|A6 Avant 2.0 TDI S line||Manual six-speed, 177PS||£34,450 OTR|
|A6 Avant 2.0 TDI S line||Multitronic eight-speed 177PS||£35,980 OTR|
|A6 Avant 3.0 TDI S line||Multitronic eight-speed, 204PS||£38,550 OTR|
|A6 Avant 3.0 TDI quattro S line||S tronic seven-speed, 245PS||£43,300 OTR|
|A6 Avant 3.0 TFSI quattro S line||S tronic seven-speed, 300PS||£43,480 OTR|