The latest-generation Audi A6 saloon hasn’t reached dealers yet, but the German brand has wasted little time in revealing the Avant estate version.
A rival for the BMW 5 series Touring and Mercedes E-Class Estate, the latest A6 Avant gets the same evolution in styling as its four-door sibling.
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The automobile is slightly larger than its predecessor – 10mm longer, 20mm wider and 6mm taller – but its front and rear overhangs are both reduced, thanks to an extended wheelbase. That should improve cabin space, particularly for those sitting in the rear seats.
The rest of the shape echoes the saloon’s styling. At the front, there’s a 3D effect to the headlights and a ‘strong’ grille that makes a point of showing the car’s laser and distance sensors.
Towards the rear, there are sizeable D-pillars, a small roof spoiler and a chrome strip that runs across the back. As usual, S line models will get different bumpers, with winglets at the front and a diffuser at the rear.
The A6 Avant’s load bay remains the same as in the automobile it replaces: 565 litres as standard, or 1,680 litres with the 40:20:40-split rear seats folded. The more rakish tailgate (which Audi says is a design nod to the original 100 Avant) may affect the car’s ability to swallow larger items, but it still looks like it’ll be more than big enough for most family needs.