Audi have released its seventh version of the Audi A6 Avant, but the latest reincarnation of the popular estate has shed some weight and in doing so become more economical but it manages to keep the same 565 litres of boot space. Audi have played it safe when it comes to styling changes on the new A6 Avant with small cosmetic changes all round. However, the small detail changes have worked and as you can see by the picture of the new Audi A6 Avant is that you can instantly see this is a new model. Some of the stand out features are as follows, chrome roof rails, twin exhausts (which are standard), a small spoiler, new front fog lights housed in round silver casings and new sleeker sharper front headlights with integrated daytime running lights.
To improve cabin space Audi has increased the A6 Avants wheelbase by 6cm which was solely for extra legroom and not increased boot space. But if you do need a larger area you can increase the boot space by lowering the rear seats to increase capacity to 1,680 litres. The Audi A6 Avant is 205kg lighter than one of its nearest competitors the Mercedes E-Class Estate, this is down to the Audi A6 Avants bodywork being made up of 20% aluminium.
The Audi A6 Avants 2.0-litre TDi engine returns 56.4mpg while emitting only 132g/km of CO2 emissions. When the Audi A6 Avant launches, there will be a choice of two petrol and four diesel engines. Currently the most powerful engine is the 3.0litre supercharged petrol engine that produces 296bhp, but rumors of a 3.0 litre twin turbo TDi that produces 313bhp which returns a 0-62mph in 5.4 seconds. Audi will also offer a choice of transmissions, a six speed manual, a sporty dual clutch S tronic gearbox and an eight speed automatic.
Other features that are worth a mention on the new Audi A6 Avant include the in car infotainment system which can also link up to the internet via Google, Audi have also fitted a boot which can open automatically by just a wave of your foot under the rear bumper of the A6. Prices start at £32,000 for the entry level 2.0 litre TDi which will be available from the end of July 2011. You will find all the latest Audi lease deals on Lease-Cars- Direct which come from main Audi dealers, which includes free delivery and free car tax for the full duration of the lease term.
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