Audi is pursuing sleeker looks over a huge load capacity with the next-generation A6 Avant, spied here during winter tests.
The new model gets a rakish tailgate and sloping roofline that are likely to leave its load bay some way short of the Mercedes E-class, currently the estate to beat.
The new A6 saloon hits UK showrooms in April and this Avant version is expected to follow by the end of the year. Audi says it has designed, engineered and specified the new A6 to deliver class-leading quality, comfort and refinement; outstanding spaciousness and efficiency; generous equipment levels, and low costs of ownership.
The wider use of aluminium in the car’s aluminium and steel hybrid construction has made the saloon version of the new A6 the lightest car in its class, and 80kg lighter than the last one. It’s 12mm shorter overall than the outgoing car, but better packaged so that it grants occupants more leg-, shoulder- and head-room, trends expected to be adopted in the Avant.