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Audi Unveils 2006 Avant

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Audi is adding a new chapter to the success story of the Avant: the new Audi A6 Avant represents a unique blend of design and dynamism, driving pleasure and functionality. With countless innovations, a high standard of comfort and luxurious equipment, the Audi A6 Avant is poised to extend its lead within its competitive field.

Powerful TDI and petrol engines with up to eight cylinders and 246 kW (335 bhp) maximum output are the source of the new A6 Avant's supremacy. Front-wheel or quattro permanent four-wheel drive ensure that the engine's power is always translated reliably into traction. Power which, thanks to the advanced suspension design and very rigid bodyshell, opens up new horizons in driving dynamics.

The high quality of the materials and finish is typical of Audi interiors. A distinctively sporty flair and ergonomic perfection characterise the interior, and the driving area's architecture seems to surround and integrate the driver.

The load area of the new A6 Avant likewise radiates sophistication and innovation. An ingenious securing concept with a large number of clever configurations permits an unprecedented level of versatility and variability.

Orders for the new Audi A6 Avant can be taken from November 10, 2004.

The first cars will be delivered in March 2005.

At a glance
- New, distinctly sporty exterior and interior design
- Dimensions: L 4.93 m, W 1.86 m, H 1.46 m, wheelbase 2.84 m (+ 83 mm)
- Improved spaciousness for all passengers
- Load area capacity 565 litres (+110 litres) or 1,660 litres with rear 
bench seat folded down (+ 70 litres)
- New load area concept with rail system integrated into floor, for 
maximum variability and versatility

- Powerful 6 and 8-cylinder TDI and petrol engines:
- 4.2 V8 developing 246 kW (335 bhp), 420 Newton-metres
- 3.2 V6 FSI developing 188 kW (255 bhp), 330 Newton-metres
- 2.4 V6 developing 130 kW (177 bhp), 230 Newton-metres
- 3.0 V6 TDI developing 165 kW (225 bhp), 450 Newton-metres
- 2.7 V6 TDI developing 132 kW (180 bhp), 380 Newton-metres

- Manual six-speed gearbox, alternatively six-speed tiptronic or
continuously variable multitronic automatic transmission
- Front-wheel drive or quattro permanent four-wheel drive

- Audi dynamic suspension with four-link front suspension layout and 
self-tracking trapezoidal-link rear suspension on front-wheel-drive and 
quattro versions
- As an option: adaptive air suspension
- Speed-dependent servotronic steering
- High-performance brake system with electronic brake assist
- Electromechanical parking brake
- As an option: tyre pressure monitoring system
- adaptive light cornering lights with xenon plus and daytime running 
lights (option)
- Latest-generation ESP with extended range of functions
- As an option: adaptive cruise control, a radar-assisted distance control 

- Light and rain sensor
- Fog lights
- Multi Media Interface MMI basic with monochrome display as standard
- As an option: advanced key access and authorisation system
- Two-zone deluxe automatic air conditioning

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