New 2020 Audi S6 Avant Will Make You Yearn For A Big, Diesel Wagon

In today’s SUV-infested market, one would think there’s little, if any, room left for estates, especially fast ones powered by diesel engines. Yet Audi is a big believer that such cars might still have future ahead of them – and who are we to disagree?

Case in point, the new S6 Avant. In Europe, it comes with… you guessed it, a diesel. The 3.0-liter V6 TDI delivers 349 PS (344 hp / 257 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque, to the Quattro all-wheel drive system through an eight-speed automatic transmission.

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The 100 km/h (62 mph) mark is reached in 5.1 seconds, identical to the S7 Sportback that uses the same mill, but 0.1 seconds slower than the S6 Sedan. Top speed is limited to 250 km/h (155 mph) in all three models. Not only is the 2020 S6 Avant pretty fast and spacious, it’s also frugal. According to Audi, the speedy estate  returns a combined fuel consumption of 6.5 l/100 km (equal to 44.5 mpg UK / 36.2 mpg US) and emits 171 g/km of CO2.

As you already know, the S6 Avant, S6 Sedan and S7 aren’t available over in the States with the low-revving engine. Instead, America, along with Asia and the Middle East, gets the 2.9-liter TFSI V6, a gasoline lump sourced from the RS4 and RS5.

If you want to see what you’re missing in markets outside Europe, then Auditography’s latest video provides an artsy look into the S6 Avant. Its sleeker-looking sibling, the S7, makes an appearance, too. As a bonus, you get to see the fast estate doing some acceleration runs for the first time since it broke cover back in mid-April.


  • europeon

    I can’t think of any possible scenario where I yearn for a diesel car.

  • Alpina

    What more do you need? Diesel power!

  • StrangerGP

    No it won’t.

  • I really don’t get this decision by Audi…

    • Daniela Wolf

      EU regulations, fleet costumer demand, new strategy (C7 S models sold terrible ).

      • europeon

        What EU regulations? Diesel cars are slowly getting banned allover Europe.

        • Daniela Wolf

          Same with petrol.^^

          • europeon

            Are you high?

          • Daniela Wolf

            2030 neither Diesel nor Petrol!

          • europeon

            Yes, you are high.

          • Daniela Wolf

            And ur not informed about the current situation in europe.
            2020-2030 last decade of non electric engines.

          • europeon

            No, it’s only Amsterdam (and we all know how high people are over there).
            Petrol engines are fine. I am very informed, thank you.

  • Sébastien

    Lovely exhaust tips… /S
    I guess diesel is a good idea now that they have some leftover diesel engines
    But a great EV powertrain would have done much better in the “S” guise.

    • KidRed

      S and RS models get real exhausts, unless that’s why you were being sarcastic.

      • Sébastien

        Looks like you didn’t see the new S6 TDI 😕

  • Thomas Conway

    Trying to drain the last few cents out of old technology. Bring on electric. That will be the only option for my next car and most people I know feel the same.

    • Alduin

      FCV and other alternatives will replace electric cars. EV’s are only temporary.

      • Thomas Conway

        Hydrogen Fuel Cell tech has been around for some time now, but the barriers to market penetration are considerable. Cost profile for commercial applications of that technology is also relatively high, albeit the advantage is refuelling times. That said, FCV will eventually segment the market rather than replace EVs. In fact, for our lifetimes we will see market segmentation between EVs, FCV and internal combustion. That is until something even more dynamic comes along.

  • KidRed

    OMG, so sick. Why don’t we get the avant here anymore?!!??

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