2019 Audi A6 Avant Is Here Looking More Handsome Than Ever

If there’s one thing Audi knows to do aside from Quattro all-wheel drive systems, that’s creating handsome station wagons like the all-new A6 Avant.

Following in the footsteps of the redesigned sedan, the new A6 Avant has a wide singleframe grille and more muscular bodywork. Despite its focus on practicality, the wagon has a gently sloping roofline and rakish D-pillars. These styling decisions likely reduce the cargo capacity but they seem like a worthwhile tradeoff as the model has a sportier appearance than its predecessor.

Sticking with the exterior, the standard model comes equipped with LED headlights while range-topping variants offer HD Matrix LED headlights with distinctive daylight running lights. Audi also notes the sporty styling is more than just about looks as the entry-level A6 Avant will have a drag coefficient of 0.27.

The interior largely carries over from the sedan and models equipped with the MMI navigation plus system have a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10.1-inch infotainment system and an 8.6-inch lower display for climate control and convenience features.

An assortment of different options will be available including Valcona leather, open-pore wood trim and custom contour front seats with heating, ventilation and massage functions. Customers can also order a head-up display, a panoramic glass sunroof, a 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium audio system and an air quality package which has an air ionizer as well as a fragrance diffuser.

Of course, one of the biggest advantages to ordering the Avant is the additional cargo capacity. Audi says the wagon can hold 565 liters (20.0 cu ft) of luggage but that can easily be expanded to 1,680 liters (59.3 cu ft) by folding down the 40:20:40 split rear seats. Other highlights include a power-operated tailgate and luggage cover as well as standard floor rails for securing cargo.

Audi was curiously quiet on performance specifications but engine options should echo the sedan. As a result, we can expect a turbocharged 3.0-liter TFSI V6 with 340 PS (250 kW) and 500 Nm (368 lb-ft) of torque. There should also be a 3.0-liter TDI V6 developing 286 PS (210 kW) and 620 Nm (457 lb-ft) of torque.

While Audi was coy on specifics, the company confirmed all models will have a mild hybrid system with a belt alternator starter and a regenerative braking system that sends power to a lithium-ion battery.

In terms of driving, the A6 Avant has an improved electromechanical steering system with a “sporty” ratio and improved feedback. The model can also be outfitted with an optional dynamic all-wheel steering system which allows the rear wheels to turn up to five degrees at low speeds. Audi says the system helps to reduce the turning circle by up to one meter (3.3 ft).

The A6 will also be offered with four different suspensions including a standard steel spring setup. Other choices include a sport suspension, an adaptive air suspension and a suspension with adjustable shock absorbers.

Like the A8, the A6 Avant can be equipped with an assortment of high-tech driver assistance systems which are supported by up to five radar sensors, five cameras, twelve ultrasonic sensors and a laser scanner.

Audi declined to mention launch details but we’ll likely hear more about the model in the coming months.

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  • Autoexperte

    the fake exhausts have reached an embarrassing size here

    • MMNYC18

      Seriously! WTF Audi. And on all their models — just omit them.

  • Nordschleife

    That rake does look a little steep but it looks pretty good.

  • salamOOn

    im sorry audi, i dont like it. i dont like this new design style, i would prefer current a4/s4/q7 interior anu day over this new one…. and exterior is the same story. s4 avant or rs4 avant are epic looking cars.

    • Dr Strangefingger

      Hey ladies!… Audi y’all!!!

  • Charlie Medina’s Smiling Coach

    Why release a wagon and show no photos of the rear load space? Are people that stupid in Audi’s PR team ?

    • Joll

      in the video showed: https://youtu.be/_GRUG89Uubk

    • Marty

      Or maybe they know that buying a premium wagon for its load space is like buying a premium SUV for its off-road abilities. 🙂

  • Autoexperte

    pedals without metal coating is unique for a car in this price range and the turn signal lever is a bit deep

  • for the first time… I would rather have a 5 series Touring or an Eclass Wagon. It’s the best looking “new” Audi. But it’s over complicated, Full of useless bits… I won’t even start on the two touch screens. Can’t believe the same company makes such simple interiors with great ergonomics.

  • no25

    Looks better than the sedan. I am just not a fan of Audi’s interiors.

  • RS6 Performance Wagon Lover

    Much the same as its predecessor, but still beautiful.

  • pcurve

    Anybody remember old Car and Driver issue with headline, “Avant a Wagon? lol… must be 20 years old by now. Anyhoo…

    • Dr Strangefingger

      Yeah, anyhoo…

  • Bash

    I would take it, Black on Black, love the styling.

  • TheHake

    Audi designers are masters of wagon styling. I love this.

    • Autoexperte

      Volvo designers are the master of wagon styling IMO

      • TheHake

        I agree that Volvo wagons look great. But this is even nicer.

        • Autoexperte

          i don’t like this car.
          The Marc Lichte design is shit IMO

          • TheHake

            Yes, but you don’t like VAG cars. I do.

          • Autoexperte

            Your problem 🙂

          • TheHake

            Nah… I like all cars. Except Alfas. They suck.

  • Christian

    it reminds me of the old audi 100 avant from the back – and i¨m just being real with you, my dog.

    • Jørn-tommy Skjellnes

      god that im not the only one .

  • Shtekeris

    OOhhhh cheap used cars will be so cool in 10-20 years 😀

  • Vassilis

    Looks better than the saloon. Love what they’ve done with the hips.

    • TheHake

      Just imagine what the RS6 will look like!

  • KidRed

    Just as handsome as I had imagined. I love the new design language on this model. The SUVs were getting a little to straight edged, perfect and boring. Nice to see a little curve coming back to play.

  • SteersUright

    Im not into wagons, have no need at the moment. But DAMN! If I ever needed one this thing is VERY compelling. That said, I hear you all on the fake exhausts, hate those.

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