Audi A6 Avant Details
Audi A6 Avant review
Motors, execution and drive
High-effectiveness diesels make the Audi A6 Avant a power to be figured with – yet equals handle better
Protected, secure and quick – that is the A6 Avant. Audi has additionally supplanted the passage level model with another fuel-effective Ultra variation, which is more practical as well as better to drive.
The 2.0-liter diesel motor has been changed to convey an additional 12bhp – now at 187bhp – while the old CVT programmed gearbox has been dumped for the splendid twin-grip S Tronic auto. It’s punchy, smooth and shockingly refined for a four-chamber diesel.
On the off chance that you need four-wheel drive, you no more need to venture up to the 3.0-liter V6 diesels, as there’s a 2.0 TDI quattro accessible.
Whichever motor you pick, all are fast – particularly on account of the twin-turbo BiTDI – and all have heaps of hold. In any case, BMW’s twin-turbo straight-six diesels in the adversary 5-Series Touring are both more powerful and more pleasant to listen to when driven hard.
All models are great on the motorway and even the front-drive 2.0-liter diesel feels secure while cornering. On the off chance that you need solace, attempt to oppose the S line, as its greater haggles suspension make the ride firm.
By and large, with light controlling and a nose-substantial state of mind, the A6 isn’t as fun or also adjusted as its back wheel drive rivals from BMW, Jaguar or Mercedes, however it has incredible street behavior and is an extraordinary mile-muncher.
The two-wheel-drive 2.0 TDI Ultra accompanies six manual or seven S tronic adapts, and will do 0-62mph in 8.4 or 8.2 seconds. The top velocity for both gearboxes is 144mph.
Deciding on the S tronic-just 2.0 TDI quattro drops the 0-62mph time down to 7.7 seconds, on account of the additional footing.
It’s a comparable story for the S tronic-just two-wheel-drive 3.0 TDI in 216bhp appearance, which does 0-62mph in 7.1 seconds or 6.6 seconds on the off chance that you pick the quattro rendition.
There’s a quattro-just 3.0 TDI S tronic with 268bhp which does 0-62mph on 5.5 seconds, while the eight-speed Tiptronic 3.0 BiTDI has 316bhp and does it in 5.0 seconds. Both are constrained to 155mph, just like the petrol V8-fueled S6 which breaks off the 0-62mph sprint in 4.6 seconds.
MPG, CO2 and running expenses
Diesel-fuelled proficiency and low discharge claims make the Audi A6 Avant a sound venture
As the Audi A6 Avant is generally purchased as an organization auto, the 2.0 Ultra TDI will be the most well known – and it bodes well in that part, asserting up to 64.2mpg and emanating only 114g/km on SE-grade 17-inch wheels with S tronic transmission.
The way that the S tronic is imperceptibly more conservative and proficient than the manual is a genuine help for this premium auto as well, as it makes for a great deal more casual high-mileage driving.
The all the more capable 3.0-liter diesels are just about as proficient however – the 215bhp rendition does 58.9mpg and 125g/km – so the case for the Ultra isn’t straightforward.
The petrol motor in the S6 Avant is a really elite choice, which is reflected in the authoritatively asserted 29.4mpg and C02 emanations of 219g/km.
Hardware is liberal no matter how you look at it – even SE renditions have sat-nav, cowhide and double zone atmosphere control, alongside front and back stopping sensors. Escape with the broad alternatives list, however, and the cost can without much of a stretch ascent by a few thousand pounds.
Pick a diesel and you’ll be augmenting remaining qualities – diesels are constantly mainstream second-hand. Try not to anticipate that adjusting or upkeep will be shoddy on any model however.
Regardless of the A6 Avant’s charm, deterioration figures are not exactly as solid as you may envision. Forecasts put the 2.0 TDI at the leader of the pack, keeping 40 for each penny of their quality following three years/30,000 miles. You can expect the greater 3.0 diesels to perform essentially more awful.
Inside, configuration and innovation
The Audi A6 Avant is nice looking, flawlessly constructed and stacked with pack – however a percentage of the tech is extremely expensive
Standard SE-trimmed autos looks like it, however in the event that you need to emerge, the lively S line trim level has solidified and brought down suspension, a bodykit, greater wheels, sports seats and LED lights. You are likewise ready to customize your look with twelve compound wheel decisions.
Discussing decisions, we’d prescribe that S Line purchasers pick the no-cost alternative of standard tallness suspension, as the ride quality is so vastly improved.
Venture inside and Audi’s capacity to plan wonderful insides is persisted to the A6 Avant. Calfskin is standard over the reach, with Bluetooth, sat-nav and four-zone atmosphere control likewise tossed in.
In case you’re an epicurean for contraptions you can spend a fortune on discretionary additional items, for example, versatile dynamic suspension, LED Matrix headlamps, dynamic guiding, electronic games differential (quattro models), night vision help, a head-up presentation and TV. Truth be told, the greater part of the driver help and wellbeing tech that is accessible on the leader A8 is accessible – at a cost – on the A6 Avant.
It’s very difficult to pick issue with the inside environment, however we could highlight a few niggles. The sight and sound card peruser openings are revolting, the plastic gearshift paddles on non-execution variations are appalling as well, and the MMI infotainment framework isn’t exactly as smooth as BMW’s iDrive.
Unwavering quality and Safety
Fabulous form quality and a main five-star security rating ensure fire wager
The Audi A6 Avant bequest hasn’t included in the autonomous EuroNCAP crash tests, yet we’d anticipate that the outcomes will be fundamentally the same to the A6 cantina.
The cantina scored a most extreme five-star rating in the tests, as did its nearest adversaries the Merc E-Class and BMW 5 Series. The outcomes incorporated a 91 for each penny rating for grown-up inhabitants and 83 for every penny for kid seat tenants – though the BMW scored 95 and 83 for each penny in the same two classes. The E-Class scored a somewhat less great 86 and 77 for every penny.
Security gear in the Audi A6 Avant incorporates six airbags and steadiness control, with back side airbags as a choice, as is blind side checking and a path takeoff cautioning framework. It merits specifying the estimation of the quattro 4×4 framework with regards to wellbeing, as it absolutely gives additional security when footing is at a premium in elusive climate. Stopping Plus ought to lessen the dangers of low-hindrances, as well.
In the event that assemble quality is anything to pass by, the A6 Avant ought to be to a great degree dependable. Everything feels especially well-made and the greater part of the major mechanicals have been attempted and tried in different models with no genuine deficiencies reported by proprietors.
Truth be told, in our Driver Power Survey 2015, the cantina adaptation of the most recent A6 was positioned 54th for general fulfillment out of 200 autos – accumulating a 81st putting for dependability and an amazing fifth spot for fabricate quality.
All Audis accompany a three-year/60,000-mile guarantee, in spite of the fact that the mileage top doesn’t make a difference until two years are up (so on the off chance that you do 60k in the initial two years you won’t get the third year of spread). BMW covers it autos for a long time as well, yet with no mileage top.
You can extend the Audi’s guarantee to four years/75,000 miles or five years/90,000 miles for £550 or £1,300.
A6 overhauling expenses aren’t scratch and dent section, yet they’re not very unforgiving either. There are altered value administrations accessible from £159 for 2.0 TDI autos, up to £375 for the all the more capable variations.