The A6 new generation of the new generation is presented officially just one month after the premiere of the A6 (C8) sedan as part of the Geneva International Motor Show 2019 . In our review, the new A6 Avant ( A6 Avant) in 2019-2020 – photos and videos, the price and specifications, the technical characteristics of a stylish German station wagon with sporty exterior and trunk, capable of taking as much as possible 1680 liters of cargo. Sales of the new generation A6 will start in Europe in early summer of 2019 at a price of just under 50,000 euros for the base version of the A6 Avant 40 TDI with a four-cylinder 2.0-liter 204-horsepower turbo diesel, 7 S tronic and front-wheel drive . According to preliminary information, the new A6 Avant will appear in Russia in late fall, early winter of 2019, together with the A6 sedan of the new generation.
Having replaced the generation of the German premium wagon A6 Avant, as well as a related sedan A6, moved to the modular platform MLB Evo and received a system of “soft hybrid” Mild Hybrid. At the same time the novelty got even more sporty appearance and slightly increased in overall dimensions in comparison with its predecessor , as well as will please potential buyers with a truly comfortable cabin with a rich set of the most modern equipment from the manufacturer’s reserves.
The new A6 wagon became larger than the model of the previous generation, but, as we said above, it is not significant, and the increase is observed in the dimensions of the wheelbase (+12 mm), in the width of the body (+12 mm) and in height (+9 mm). At the same time, the increase in the distance between the axles did not entail the enlargement of the car in length. The front and rear overhangs of the body became more compact, thus leveling a large wheelbase.
- The exterior dimensions of the body of the A6 Avant 2019-2020 are 4943 mm in length, 1886 mm in width, 1470 mm in height, with a 2924 mm wheelbase.
- The coefficient of the front-end aerodynamic resistance of the body of the new generation of the A6 wagon is 0.27 Cx, which is noticeably larger than that of the soplatform sedan with its 0.24 Cx.
- For the novelty is offered a huge selection of light alloy wheels from standard 17-inch to the options offered as 20 and 21-inch.
We want to note that the new “barn” A6 demonstrates a bright, stylish and charismatic exterior design of the body with a powerful front end and an attractive stern. In this profile, the 5-door novelty looks like a real sportsman: a long hood, a saloon shifted to the stern, a strong slope of the front roof rack and the same euphoric inclination of the rear roof pillar (only in the opposite direction), a domed roof line, huge circular cutouts of wheel arches, a high window sill, compact glass, large side doors and elegant splashes of ribs and punches, prescribing the sidewall of the body.
Front and back optics are by default LED. Headlights of the head light with a strict look and a composite pattern of daytime running lights. Rear lights with 3-dimensional graphics are simply mesmerizing.
The saloon of the new generation of the A6 Avant is exactly the same as the four-door A6 sedan. The abundance of digital screens (12.3-inch virtual instrument panel, 10.1-inch screen responsible for the multimedia system and 8.6-inch touchscreen for input of handwriting and climate settings), premium finishing materials, huge personalization possibilities, extensive choice of options.
If desired, the potential owner can order 4-zone climate control, multi-circuit front seats (electric drive, heating, ventilation, massage), rear seats with ventilation and heating, LED interior lighting, matrix LED lights, premium Bang & Olufsen audio system and even autopilot 3 levels, provided by a set of electronic systems and assistants.
However, in front of us is a station wagon, and the most important characteristics of a car with this type of body are cargo capacities of the luggage compartment. The roof rack of the new generation A6 Avant has no record-breaking load capacity, alas, will not please – from 565 liters behind the backs of the rear seats under the protective curtain to 1680 liters, with the addition of a separate backrest 40:20:40 of the rear row (same, by the way, in the predecessor). Interestingly, ‘s main rivals have large luggage compartments: the BMW 5-Series Touring station wagon will load 700-1700 liters, and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate S213 (T-Model or Wagon) even more 640-1820 liters .
As a bonus, the new A6 station wagon offers the electric tailgate opening as a standard equipment, and as an option, the function of the non-contact opening of the trunk door by means of a foot swing under the rear bumper is added.
Technical characteristics of A6 Avant 2019-2020 year.
A new generation of A6 station wagon is preparing to enter the market with three turbo diesels and one gasoline engine. At the same time, all engines are standardly supplemented with the “soft hybrid” Mild Hybrid system with a starter generator with a belt drive and a lithium-ion battery.
Gasoline A6 Avant 2019-2020:
- A6 Avant 55 TFSI with 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 (340 HP 500 Nm) in the company with a 7-step “robot” S tronic. There is also a quattro ultra four-wheel drive transmission (two couplings that connect the rear wheels).
Diesel version of the A6 Avant 2019-2020:
- A6 Avant 40 TDI with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo diesel (204 HP 400 Nm) paired with 7 S tronic, transmitting traction to the front wheels.
- A6 Avant 45 TDI with 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 (231 hp 500 Nm), 8 automatic transmission.
- A6 Avant 50 TDI with 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 (286 hp 620 Nm), 8 automatic transmission.
Universal A6 with 6-cylinder diesel engines are standardly equipped with a quattro all-wheel drive system with a self-locking central differential.
Platform MLB Evo gives the new station wagon a completely independent suspension (in front of two levers, behind the five levers). The choice of 4 types of suspension: a standard, underestimated by 10 mm – sports, adaptive with electronically controlled shock absorbers and pneumatic. As an option, we also offer a fully controlled chassis.