A6 Avant: Audi’s new small truck drives with a WiFi hotspot

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Slim station wagon: Audi presents the new A6 Avant in Berlin.

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The Audi A6 Avant will hit the streets from autumn 2011.

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Initially, two petrol and four diesels are on offer.

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The slim station wagon has shed a whopping 70 kilograms.

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The power spectrum of the engines ranges from 177 HP to 313 HP.

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The 3.0 Biturbo TDI is the new top engine in the Audi A6 Avant.

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The new station wagon offers more space than its predecessor.

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The rear passengers benefit from the better space available.

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Presentation in Berlin: The base price of 40,850 euros for the new Audi A6 Avant is roughly cheaper than that of the competition.

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The new large station wagon from Audi offers more space and has shed around 70 kilos. It is modern, but does not require technology that others consider indispensable.

A.Even if conveying lifestyle is the message for some candidates in this class – station wagons should above all be spacious. The new Audi A6 Avant achieves both. With a tense figure, the shape of which the Ingolstadt-based design team describes as dynamic elegance, and a grown wheelbase, it offers more space than its predecessor.

The station wagon version of the A6 has just been presented in Berlin, and the 4.93 meter long Avant will make its public debut at the IAA in Frankfurt in September.

The space gained compared to the predecessor succeeds despite almost the same external length. The wheelbase has increased by around seven centimeters, thanks to the so-called modular longitudinal construction kit, which creates more installation space despite the engines being installed longitudinally at the front. The passengers in the rear benefit from the better space, and the maximum amount of storage space for luggage has increased.

Like its predecessor, the station wagon can load at least 565 liters, the largest possible storage volume with the rear seat folded down is 1680 liters, 40 more than before. The optionally available load compartment cover, which moves forward electrically when the tailgate is opened, provides more convenience when loading. This option costs around 250 euros.

Despite the increased comfort, the A6 Avant has become lighter as a basic model. Similar to the limousine, the diet success is around 70 kilograms. The material mix of high-strength steel and aluminum leads to better weight distribution and a considerable lightening of the body.

Audi does not use expensive and exotic materials such as plastic reinforced with carbon fibers; the base price of 40,850 euros is in line with the competitive environment. Competitors start at around 43,000 euros (BMW 5 Series Touring, Mercedes-Benz E-Class T-Model).

When the A6 Avant hits the streets in autumn, two petrol and four diesels will initially be on offer. The power spectrum ranges from 177 hp to 313 hp. The new top engine is the 3.0 Biturbo TDI, which propels the slim station wagon from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.4 seconds and consumes 7.4 liters according to the measurement standard (172 g / km CO2). Audi is using two-stage turbocharging for the first time in a diesel engine.

Like the limousine, the station wagon has a WLAN hotspot that can be used to establish an Internet connection for cell phones and notebooks. According to Audi boss Rupert Stadler, this is not currently available from any other manufacturer in this class. In contrast, a hybrid version of the Avant is not initially planned. When the sedan takes off in mid-2012 with the power of two hearts, the station wagon will stick with the conventional drive. The reason for this is that the Avant is intended to score particularly well in Europe, where customers do not necessarily require a hybrid drive.

This is different in the important markets in China and the United States. But the station wagon is not (yet) offered there. Basically, the A6 Avant can be equipped with the fuel-saving technology, after all, the floor pan and its modular composition are largely identical to that of the sedan. Audi reserves the ability to react to changing market requirements. A variant that runs on natural gas is also in preparation.

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