Menu
Join Create Your Garage or Sign in

New Audi A6 Avant

The new Audi A6 Avant is perfectly suited to lugging home Christmas trees.

By Stephen Turvil
Jan 03, 2012
More On This Car
Take one for a spin or order a brochure
Request a AUDI A6 brochure
Request a AUDI A6 test drive
The new Audi A6 Avant is perfectly suited to lugging home Christmas trees. Its boot, for starters, is 'longer' than a child's present list and 'wider' than its parents after two-dozen mince pies. In fact, its maximum cargo capacity is 1,680-litres – and this only falls to 565- litres when the rear seats are filled with Christmas shoppers. Furthermore, this load-lugger has plenty of power for shifting large chunks of dead wood. The most powerful 3.0-litre 300PS variant rockets to 62mph in 5.6 seconds, and is capable of 155mph. Not bad for a car that averages 34.4mpg. The most economical alternative has a 2.0-litre TDI 177PS engine, returns 56.5mpg, and hits 62mph in 9 seconds. That is still fast by tree standards.

The new Audi A6 Avant rivals the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the ever-popular BMW 5-Series Touring. These are capable rivals, but each has its pros and cons. The E- Class has the biggest boot, for example, and I personally think the BMW is the nicest to drive. However, the Audi somehow feels more 'grown-up' than its competitors. Its styling is restrained, as if there is no need to shout about its confidence-inspiring handling, comfortable ride, and generous equipment specification. The E-Class and 5-Series look 'flash' in comparison - “look at me” is the message. In contrast, the Audi A6 Avant simply cruises to the shops, swallows a Christmas tree, then returns home to sip sherry and watch The Great Escape on television. Perhaps it is the thinking motorists' mile- muncher.

More On This Car
Take one for a spin or order a brochure
Request a AUDI A6 brochure
Request a AUDI A6 test drive
By Stephen Turvil
Jan 03, 2012