The stylish S6 Avant sits between the A6 and RS6-badged estates in Audi's line-up as a practical family vehicle that isn't lacking in excitement. The new example has understated appeal inside and out, with trademark Audi build quality also evident throughout.
Sophistication is a major draw to the German automaker's model family, and the design of the S6 Avant reflects this theme while also bringing in sporty details as a nod to the car's uprated performance. Two twin exhaust arrangements are found at the rear within the diffuser, while the front gets a familiar large grille with chrome struts and S6 badging. Aluminium roof rails provide another storage option and complement the chrome that surrounds the windows. Illuminating the road ahead are all-weather LED headlights which are both safer and more energy-efficient.
Inside there are plenty of motorsport features to further distinguish the S6 Avant from the standard model. A three-spoke leather steering wheel includes contrast stitching and an S6 emblem to join the unique 'S' instrument dials and carbon inlays along the dashboard and on the gear lever surround. Valcona leather wraps around luxurious heated seats, and behind the rear bench there's 565 litres of space, before its folded flat to create an even larger load bed.
Just as you'd expect from Audi there's plenty of intelligent in-vehicle technology included with the S6 Avant. As standard there's an advanced MMI Navigation system featuring voice-control functions, and the Audi Music Interface delivers plenty of entertainment options including iPod® connectivity. Placed among the instrument cluster is a Driver's Information System (DIS), through which you can view trip details, outside temperature, audio information and more with a quick glance at the seven-inch display.
Buyers opt for the S6 Avant over the standard version for enhanced performance from its energetic yet refined 4.0-litre TFSI quattro engine. This magnificent V8 petrol unit produces 444bhp and 550Nm of torque which is fed through the firm's renowned all-wheel drive system via a seven-speed S tronic gearbox. The powertrain and drivetrain help the estate reach 60mph from standing in approximately 4.6 seconds before a limited top speed of 155mph is reached. 'S' Sports adaptive suspension keeps the ride smooth no matter where you venture, with four modes available to select from to suit the road surface.
As a popular family model the new S6 Avant also needs to be safe, and the manufacturer's latest active and passive technologies make sure of it. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) keeps the estate poised when under strain and hill hold assist enables you to pull away safely on an incline. There's cruise control to maintain a steady motorway speed, plus an enhanced 'S' braking system to manage the vehicle's added power. Front, side and curtain airbags deploy in the event of an unlikely collision, with infants held securely in their seats by ISOFIX anchor points.
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