THE all-new Audi A6 Avant will be available to order from summer.
The estate version of the A6 will feature powerful four-cylinder and six-cylinder engines – both diesel and petrol – with a mild hybrid system to boost economy.
Audi’s mild hybrid technology is based around a belt alternator starter which recovers energy during braking. This energy is harvested by a separate lithium-ion battery and also enables engine-off coasting at speeds of between 34mph and 99mph to conserve fuel.
All versions will be equipped with either seven-speed S tronic twin-clutch or eight-speed tiptronic automatic transmissions, and quattro all-wheel-drive will be a standard or optional feature depending on model.
The new Audi A6 Avant is 4.94 metres long, 1.89 metres wide and 1.47 metres high.
the luggage capacity is the same as the outgoing model with 565 litres in five-seat mode, increasing to 1,680 litres with the standard 40:20:40 backrests folded down.
The tailgate and the luggage compartment cover open electrically as standard. An optional sensor is available for the tailgate which enables it to be opened using a simple movement of the foot.