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Estate Of The Nation

Issue 48

Top Gear magazine called it….”Another crushingly good effort from Audi. The new A6 Avant is a one-stop shop for family life.” High praise indeed. So, let’s see what the fuss is all about. At the moment there are four engines available… two TFSi petrol and two TDi diesel. The 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder, 201bhp diesel is available with front wheel drive and quattro all-wheel drive. All of the other engines get quattro as standard. A 7-speed automatic gearbox also comes as standard across the range, although the 3.0 litre 6-cylinder 282bhp diesel engine gets an extra cog. If you prefer petrol power, there’s the choice of either 2.0 litre 4-cylinder 242bhp or 3.0 litre 6-cylinder 335bhp power plants. You can guarantee that in the not too distant future, S and RS models will arrive. Every A6 Avant has a mild hybrid system which harvests power when the car is coasting and…

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