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Audi A6 Avant

From £42,195

or from £459 per month
(Featured offer)

New A6 Avant
New A6 Avant
New A6 Avant
New A6 Avant
New A6 Avant

The estate version of the luxurious Audi A6 range is called the A6 Avant, and it brings a whole new level of space and practicality to this stunning executive model. This stylish and surprisingly streamlined model has the sporty and muscular silhouette that you’d expect from an Audi, whilst the 40/20/40 split folding 3 rear bench seat ensures that the cabin has as much luggage space as you could ever dream of - The Audi A6 Avant delivers the ideal combination of luxury and progress, of practicality and excitement with advanced features that help you on the road, it’s designed to enhance the whole experience of executive driving.

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Retail Offer

Solutions Personal Contract Plan * representative example for Audi A6 Avant S line 40 TDI S Tronic subject to a 4 year, 10,000 mile per annum agreement. Monthly rental inclusive of metallic paint

£6,200 Deposit Contribution. 4.9% APR Representative.

Duration 4 Years
47 monthly payments of £459.00
Customer deposit £6,733.23
Audi Contribution^ £6,200.00
Total cash price of optional extra- metallic paint £685.00
Recommended on-the-road price (inc metallic paint) £46,480.00
Amount of credit £33,546.77
Optional final payment  £16,799.80
Total amount payable  £51,316.03
Total amount payable by customer £45,116.03
Acceptance fee (Payable within first payment) £0.00
Option to purchase fee (Payable at the end of your agreement) £10.00
Rate of Interest p.a. 4.86% Fixed
Representative APR 4.9% APR
Excess mileage 9.6p per mile

*At the end of the agreement there are three options: i) pay the optional final payment and own the vehicle; ii) return the vehicle: subject to excess mileage and fair wear and tear, charges may apply; or iii) replace: part exchange the vehicle.

With Solutions Personal Contract Plan. ^Can consist of a contribution towards the cash price and a contribution towards the deposit (Please see Audi Centre for details). 18s+. Subject to availability and status. T&Cs apply. Offer available when ordered by 30/06/2020 from participating Centres. Indemnities may be required. Offers are not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be varied or withdrawn at any time. Accurate at time of publication [April 2020]. Freepost Audi Financial Services.

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Contract Hire Agreement
REPRESENTATIVE EXAMPLE Audi A6 Avant S line 40 TDI 204 S Tronic
Monthly Rental £389
Advance Rental £2,334
Contract Length 3 years
Annual Mileage 10,000 mpa
Excess mileage 8p per mile (Plus VAT)

^No ownership option

Business users only. Excess mileage charges apply and fair wear and tear charges may apply. All prices exclude VAT. VAT payable at 20%. 18s+. Subject to availability and status. T&Cs apply. Offer available for vehicles ordered by 30/06/2020 from participating Centres. Indemnities may be required. Offers are not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be varied or withdrawn at any time. Accurate at time of publication [April 2020]. Freepost Audi Financial Services.

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Model Lines

Sport | From £42,135

  • All-weather LED headlights and LED rear lights
  • Standard seats in Twin leather upholstery
  • MMI Navigation with MMI Touch. Twin touch screens with haptic and acoustic feedback.
  • Standard suspension
  • 18" ‘5-arm-design' alloy wheels

S Line | From £45,795

  • Matrix LED headlights with dynamic front and rear indicators
  • Front Sport seats in Leather/Alcantara upholstery
  • MMI Navigation with MMI Touch. Twin touch screens with haptic and acoustic feedback.
  • Sport suspension
  • 20" x 8.5J '5-V-spoke star' design alloy wheels

Black Edition | From £47,595

  • Matrix LED headlights with dynamic front and rear indicators
  • Front Sport seats in Leather/Alcantara upholstery
  • MMI Navigation with MMI Touch. Twin touch screens with haptic and acoustic feedback.
  • Sport suspension
  • 20" x 8.5J '5-V-spoke star' design alloy wheels

Vorsprung | From £64,175

  • HD Matrix LED headlights with Audi laser light
  • Heated front Super Sports Seats in Valcona Leather
  • MMI Navigation Plus, Audi Virtual Cockpit and Audi Phone Box with wireless charging
  • Adaptive air suspension
  • 21" '5-double-arm' design alloy wheels

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New A6 Avant

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Ten Second Review

Audi's much improved fifth generation A6 Avant is a large, luxurious estate that combines practicality with panache. In this form, it's even higher-tech, better finished and cleverer than before and aims to offer buyers a little more charisma and driving reward than the previous version could have. You can see why so many buyers in this segment like it.

Driving Experience

Audi offers this A6 Avant with a wide range of engines, starting with four cylinder options at the foot of the range. The brand thinks that ideally though, most customers will want to try the mild hybrid technology used in its two powerfully smooth six cylinder engines - one a TFSI and one a TDI. The 3.0 TFSI V6 turbocharged petrol unit powers this estate from rest to 62mph in just over 5 seconds using its 340PS and 500Nm of pulling power, topping out at an electronically limited 155mph. More popular though, will be the 3.0 TDI diesel with 286PS. This unit delivers similar performance thanks to 620Nm of pulling power. As before, all A6 models are exclusively equipped with automatic transmission. The 3.0 TDI unit is paired with an eight-speed tiptronic and the 3.0 TFSI with a seven-speed S tronic. Both engines channel their outputs through quattro all-wheel drive as standard. In conjunction with the tiptronic transmission, the quattro configuration is based on the more familiar self-locking centre differential format, while the S tronic transmission works with the even more efficient ultra variant, which is capable of engaging the rear axle instantly whenever needed but decouples it during cruising to maximise efficiency. The driver can select various driving profiles via the Audi drive select system - the wide spread from Comfort through to Dynamic is even more pronounced than in the outgoing model.

Market and Model

Expect a premium of just over £2,000 to own an A6 Avant over the saloon body style. That means asking prices similar to before, starting from just over £40,000. As before, this car's three key rivals will be the Mercedes E-Class Estate, the BMW 5 Series Touring and the Jaguar XF Sportbrake. You'll need to get your A6 Avant's spec right. There are four suspension set-ups: the conventional steel spring suspension, the sport suspension, the suspension with damper control and the adaptive air suspension, also with controlled damping. 'Progressive steering', which becomes even quicker and more direct as the steering angle increases, is standard. And dynamic all-wheel steering can also be added to further enhance this agility. Plus you can add in various autonomous driving features. And even specify Audi's 'parking pilot' and 'garage pilot' systems that will allow you to stand outside of your A6 and remotely park it: brilliant. A sophisticated MMI navigation system comes as standard - or you can add the optional 'MMI navigation plus' set-up. This has a media hub with high speed data transfer using the LTE Advanced standard. With this more advanced infotainment package, you can further add optional modules, including two sound systems headed by the Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System delivering 3D sound. Audi connect online services also provide clever 'car-to-X services' traffic sign and hazard information. They use the swarm intelligence from the Audi fleet and network the Audi A6 with its environment.

Summary

This, even BMW and Mercedes would reluctantly have to admit, is a beautiful piece of engineering. It always has been. The A6 Avant was, after all, the first cars in its class to offer things like bonded-in flush glazing, a galvanised bodyshell, V6 TDI power, four wheel drive and advanced twin-clutch automatic gearboxes. And in this improved smart-suited fifth generation guise, the cleverness continues, an extra dose of visual charisma blended with high technology and premium quality unsurpassed in this sector. This car's drawbacks, such as they are, don't appear to bother many potential buyers. No it's still not the most spacious large executive estate in its class - but these days, it's large enough for that not to matter. Yes, the extras can be expensive, but then that's the case with any premium executive car. And it's true that the handling isn't especially aimed at driving enthusiasts, though you can go a long way towards sharpening it by tweaking the 'drive select' dynamic handling system or even by specifying the clever Sport differential. This then, is a very complete product that will doubtless continue as one of the leaders in its class for many years to come. A thorough case, if ever there was one, of vorsprung durch technic.

Background

Audi may not be too far ahead of its arch-rival BMW in terms of overall sales but in one segment at least, the Ingolstadt maker comprehensively beats its closest rival: that of large, luxurious Executive-class estates. Their A6 Avant out-sells the rival BMW 5 Series Touring nearly two-to-one and is even further ahead of estate versions of other key segment competitors like Mercedes' E-Class and the Jaguar XF. What then, might the marque achieve with a car that's smarter, safer and clever? This one, the fifth generation A6 Avant. This isn't the biggest model in its segment but for many buyers, it offers the most complete all-round proposition in terms of model choice, practicality and technology, which explains why the other German brands take this contender so seriously. It's claimed to be the most complete large load carrier Audi has ever made. Let's check it out.

Design and Build

The swept back rear styling means, says Audi, that it won't have to produce an extra stylised large estate model like the Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake. You might wonder though, whether this will impinge on practicality. Apparently not. The boot capacity with all the seats in place remains at 565-litres, aided by a boot floor length that's 27mm longer this time round and particularly wide, at 1,050mm. Drop the rear 40:20:40 split-rear bench and 1,680-litres of space can be freed up, again, the same as with the previous generation model. These figures can't match those of a rival Mercedes E-Class Estate, but Audi thinks potential executive buyers won't care, being attracted by the sleeker looks of this A6. The tailgate and luggage compartment cover open electrically as standard and of course, there's the option of doing that with a wave of your foot beneath the bumper. For passengers, the cabin is more spacious than before, with class-leading front and rear elbow room and rear knee room. Up front, the dash features the black-panel design we first saw on the current A8. As there, the centre console is directed towards the driver, as is the top MMI touch response display, which almost disappears into an aluminium clip when switched off.

Cost of Ownership

Both the six cylinder engines in this fifth generation A6 Avant feature the brand's latest mild-hybrid technology. Here a belt alternator starter (BAS) works together with a lithium-ion battery, enabling the A6 to coast at speeds of between 34mph and 99mph in the interest of fuel economy and to initiate its start-stop function earlier - at speeds of 13mph and below. The engine is restarted from standstill predictively as soon as the vehicle in front starts moving. During deceleration, the BAS recovers up to 12 kW of energy. Let's get to the figures. The volume 2.0-litre 40 TDI diesel version manages 60.1mpg on the combined cycle and 124g/km of CO2. The 3.0 TFSI petrol unit delivers combined fuel economy of around 40mpg (depending on wheel size and trim choice) and CO2 emissions of around 160g/km. The 3.0 TDI delivers combined fuel economy of just over 45mpg, plus combined CO2 emissions of around 155g/km. We'll finish by covering the warranty. All cars in this class get three years of cover, but whereas BMW and Mercedes don't limit your mileage in this period, Audi rather meanly restricts you to 60,000 miles. Optional extra-cost packages can extend the cover to either four or five years.

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