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Audi will soon be launching the next generation of the A6 Avant in Europe. The new model will present the brand’s full array of technological expertise.

Its lightweight body, large portions of which are made of aluminum, sets new standards, as does the wide selection of assistance and multimedia systems. The keyword for the latter is Audi connect.

The new Audi A6 Avant will be available in Europe with a choice of six engines: two petrol engines and four diesel units. Fuel consumption has been reduced by as much as 18 per cent compared with the previous model. Topping the engine line-up is the new 3.0 TDI with twin-turbo technology and 230 kW.

Audi also offers numerous high-end options for the drivetrain and the chassis.

The luggage compartment has a capacity of up to 1,680 litre’s and offers a number of elegant features, including a power rear hatch that opens in response to a sensor signal.

The seventh-generation A6 Avant is intended to write another chapter in the model's history.

Measuring 4.93 metre’s in length, the Audi A6 Avant makes a very agile first impression. Its proportions are sporty, and the low roof line flows into flat D-pillars. Audi offers LED headlights and rear lights as a visually and technically fascinating option.

The new Avant sets standards with its low weight. With aluminium components comprising roughly 20 per cent of the body, Audi – a pioneer in lightweight construction – has raised the bar again. Gross weight has been reduced by as much as 70 kilogrammes compared with the previous model. The A6 Avant 2.0 TDI, for example, has a curb weight of just 1,640 kilogrammes.

The luggage compartment has a capacity of 565 litres, which can be increased to 1,680 litres by folding down the rear seat backs. Audi offers its customers numerous elegant features as options. Topping the list is a gesture-controlled, automatic rear hatch. Through the combination of the power luggage compartment hatch and the convenience key, a particular movement pattern below the rear bumper activates the system and the hatch opens automatically.

Audi offers a choice of six engines in Europe featuring direct fuel injection for the new A6 Avant: two petrol engines and four TDI units. They develop between 130 kW. This ample power is combined with groundbreaking efficiency. The 2.0 TDI consumes an average of just 5.0 litres of fuel per 100 km.

All of the engines utilise the technologies from the Audi modular efficiency platform, which have helped to reduce fuel consumption by as much as 18 per cent.

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Depending on the engine, the new A6 Avant rolls off the assembly line with either a six-speed manual, the sporty seven-speed S tronic, the continuously variable multitronic or the convenient eight-speed tiptronic. In addition to front-wheel drive, the latest development stage of quattro permanent all-wheel drive is available as an option. The optional sport differential flexibly distributes the power between the rear wheels. The chassis is also very sophisticated and combines sporty dynamics with excellent comfort. The Audi drive select driving dynamics system comes standard, and the new electromechanical power steering is extremely efficient. In the front-wheel drive variants, the ESP electronic stabilisation programme featuring an electronic limited slip differential make the car’s handling even more precise. Options include the adaptive air suspension and dynamic steering, with the latter becoming available somewhat later.

The interior of the new A6 Avant treats its occupants with a sleek and clear design, uncompromising workmanship, generous appointments and exemplary ergonomics. Among the high-end options are a head-up display, adaptive light with variable headlight range control, front seats with ventilation and massage function, and numerous infotainment components. Topping the range of infotainment options are the hard drive-based navigation system MMI navigation plus and the Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System.

Audi connect, a fully-fledged Internet connection, also places the new Audi A6 Avant at the head of the pack. In collaboration with Google, it brings special on-line services to the car, including voice-controlled points of interest (POI) search. A Wi-Fi hotspot allows passengers to surf and e-mail freely while on the road. The Audi on-line traffic information service informs the driver in real time about how heavy traffic is on the selected route.

The new A6 Avant can be equipped with all of the brand’s assistance and safety systems for even more composed driving. Some systems work closely together with MMI navigation plus, further enhancing their capabilities. A new feature in the Audi line-up, the parking system plus with 360° display will be available somewhat later. Four small cameras record images of the vehicle’s immediate surroundings. Fast software combines these images and displays them in a variety of views on the large on-board monitor.

The Audi A6 Avant will be available for sale in Europe from the third quarter of 2011. The new model is currently being evaluated for introduction into the Australian market.


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