A month after the revelation of the 2020 Audi A6 Avant, the break enters the stage with the same aesthetic and technical advantages.
After the A8, the A7 Sportback, the A6 sedan, it is the turn of the 6 before changing generations. This eighth edition perpetuates a long tradition of a road-oriented break. The mutation takes place this time in favor of a change of platform that generates its lot of novelty.
2020 Audi A6 Avant Platform, Design, Dimensions
Built on the MLB Evo architecture, the 2020 Audi A6 Avant has a length of 4.92 meters, which is 2 centimeters less than its predecessor, but it is wider by 2 centimeters and higher by 1 centimeter to, in the end, offer a more spacious cockpit.
Status quo on the other hand, with respect to the capacity of its vault, which remains frozen at 565 liters and 1680 liters, when the rear seat back is folded. This chest is equipped with rails to secure the load, a tensioner, a net and two hooks. It is also compartmentalizable and accessible from a motorized tailgate.
The functional body of the station wagon, made of aluminum and steel, is not less elegant and aerodynamic. The entry-level is credited with an excellent Cx (0.27), beneficial to the decrease in noise levels and consumption on the motorway.
Engine Specs & Transmission
Four turbo engines will be available at launch, three 3-liter V6, two 231 hp TDI and 286 HP diesel and a 340 hp TFSI gas. All will be associated with a light hybridization in 48 volts to reduce the consumption by 0.7 L/100 km. The entry-level 4-cylinder 2-liter TDI engine will develop 204 HP.
The V6 will be delivered with full FWD transmission. The diesel will be coupled to an 8-speed classic Tiptronic, while the 2-liter diesel and V6 petrol adopt the dual clutch and 7-speed S tronic box.
Like the sedan, the front A6 has a four-wheel steering option, and four suspension configurations are available: Classic steel springs, a sport with firmer tares, classic driven damping and finally pneumatic.
We also find the same richness in the chapter aids to driving. A Type 3 self-conduct is possible when regulation permits. In the city, the detection of pedestrians crossing the street without precaution or assistance to the rear steps will reduce the risk of accidents.
Finally, the front A6 would not be an Audi if it did not offer a modern and refined interior ambiance. Perfectly realized, the board of the break is modeled on that of the sedan, that is, it stands out, besides by a customizable digital instrumentation, by the overlay of two central control screens, the superior being dedicated To multimedia, navigation, infotainment, inferior to comfort functions including air conditioning.
The eighth generation of the Audi A6 front, the future rival of the BMW 5 touring series and the Mercedes class E break, will be available to order this summer for delivery next September.