Audi introduces the new A6 Avant and as usual, we use the opportunity for a photo comparison with its major competitors, the BMW 5 Series Touring F11 and Mercedes E-Class Wagon model.
The new A6 Avant follows the design language from Ingolstadt, with the typical front-end and LED treatment. On the outside, the slightly coupe-like roofline gives the A6 Avant a sporty and sleek look. With the back seats folded, the cargo volume for the A6 is measure at 1,680 liters, while the 5 Series Touring and E-Class Wagon provide 1,680, respectively 1,950 liters of cargo volume.
The engine range begins with a 177-hp, 2.0-liter TDI. Above that are three variations of the 3.0-liter V-6 TDI: one with 204 hp, one with 245, and a top-of-the-line 313-hp version. For gasoline fans, Audi offers the A6 Avant with a supercharged 3.0 liter V6, and a naturally aspirated 2.8 liter V6 with 204 hp. The transmission offerings vary from six-speed manual, seven-speed dual-clutch and eight-speed automatic.
Quattro is available with all of the V6s.
At the entry-level diesel offerings, BMW responds with a 184 horsepower from its 520d model. Mercedes offers the 136 hp E 200 CDI BlueEfficiency. In the 3.0 liter gasoline range, BMW offers the 535i with 300 horsepower and Mercedes brings the E 350 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY with 290 hp.
In terms of equipment, the new A6 Avant has a very similar program as the sedan, however, new options are introduced, such as the parking sensor with “Surroundview” and the gesture-controlled opening of the tailgate.
Since styling and preferences can be subjective, we will let you vote on your favorite design.[poll id=”76″] [Source: BimmerToday ]