Basically, what we have here is a station wagon-enhanced Audi A6. It keeps the same basic driving dynamics of its sedan-shaped sibling, but instead of a trunk, it boasts 20 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, or as much as 58.3 cu-ft with the seats folded flat, accessed via a hatch that’s 3.5 feet wide. That’ll be handy for daytrips with the family, or for a long weekend away for two. A 10.1-inch MMI infotainment screen, haptic-enabled touch-sensitive buttons on the center stack, and 12.1-inch Virtual Cockpit gauge cluster keep things looking super modern inside.
Audi isn’t saying much about powertrain options just yet, except that all versions will be equipped with a mild-hybrid belt alternator starter system relying on a 48-volt electrical system. Depending on trim levels and options, all-wheel drive and all-wheel steering pair with steel-spring or air suspension setups. Suffice it to say, buyers won’t be complaining over a lack of configurations for the A6 Avant.
One thing Audi has neither confirmed nor denied is an Allroad version of the A6 Avant. If such a beast is in the works, there’s a reasonable chance it could come to the States. After all, Audi already sells the A4 Allroad in America, Mercedes offers an all-wheel-drive E-Class wagon, and the Volvo V90 Cross Country could use some competition. Still, we’re not holding our breath.