With the introduction of the all-new Audi A6, it was only a matter of time before the folks from Ingolstadt would unveil the even more practical A6 Avant. This model continues Audi's long-running tradition of offering their D-segment fighter in station wagon form, which is rooted all the way back from the late 70's.
Like the sedan, the 2019 Audi A6 Avant body presents an evolutionary redesign, retaining familiar (and familial) design elements and blends the new corporate face of the marque. From the front, it is largely similar to its four-door counterpart. There's a wider, bolder Singleframe grill, closely resembling the one found in the A7. Headlights and hood on the other hand are more angular than its predecessor, defining the corner edges of the the car.
The fenders and front doors appear to have been carried over from the sedan but the Avant is significantly different from the middle to the back. While more upright than the four-door, the all-new A6 Avant features a sleek (for a station wagon) roofline which then forms part of the steeply raked tailgate. The rear doors stand taller than the ones in the sedan while the third window is a modern interpretation of the classic Audi 100 Avant from the 1980's. The taillights have also been slightly altered from the sedan for the Avant.
Inside, it is largely carried over from the sedan. The A6 sees a double layered dashboard comprised of flat surfaces on top and curves at the middle section. The face of the dash is finished in gloss black and just above the trim are slim air-conditioning vents. Also, the infotainment touchscreen is flush-fitted within the dashboard fascia.
Lastly, the climate control screen is located just below the infotainment system, giving the driver interface a near button-less design. Audi's Multimedia Information display is standard with Virtual Cockpit being an option. As for cargo capacity, Audi claims 565 liters with the rear seats up and up to 1,680 liters with the rear backrests folded.
For the A6 Avant, all engines are fitted as standard with a mild hybrid system. While Audi did not go into specifics just yet, these are possible the same debut engines from the sedan as well. One is a 3.0-liter TFSI and the other, a 3.0-liter TDI. The gas-fed TFSI makes 340 PS and 500 Nm while the diesel produces 286 PS and 620 Nm of torque.
Gas models use a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission while the diesel comes with an eight-speed automatic. Quattro all-wheel drive is standard for both powertrain options.