Naturally versatile thanks to its light metal construction, the new Audi A6 Avant is the ideal tuning basis, according to Hans-Jürgen Abt, chief executive of ABT Sportsline. Because of its versatile and stylish characteristics, ABT Sportsline was able to develop performance packages and upgrades for the A6 Avant. ABT Sportsline is currently offering two power levels in its tuning program for the new AS6 Avant: one for the gasoline-powered version and another for the diesel-powered variant.
Both upgrades take the A6 Avant to a new level, improving its performance as well as its looks. The ABT POWER package for the gasoline-ran A6 Avant improves the performance of the car’s 3.0 TFSI engine from a standard output of 300 HP/221 kW and 440 Nm of torque to a dazzling 420 HP or 309 kW and a maximum torque of 540 Nm. The 420 hp output, a 40% upgrade from the production version, give the Audi A6 Avant enough power to rival extreme sports cars.
Meanwhile, the ABT POWER package for the diesel-ran A6 Avant hikes the performance of the car’s 3-liter bi-turbo engine from a standard output of 313 HP/230 kW and 650 Nm of torque to a dynamic 360 HP or 265 kW and a maximum torque of 700 Nm. ABT Sportsline’s package also includes lowering the springs or electronic lowering A6 Avant’s barycentre through the ABT Level Control, resulting in a dynamic performance on the road.
ABT also made some tweaks on the A6 Avant’s exterior looks by fitting side skirts, a front spoiler and a rear spoiler. AVT also fitted a new rear skirt set with two powerful double end pipes for more dynamic looks. Abt remarked that his company, ABT Sportsline, has been tuning Audi Avants cars for 35 years. The chief executive of the renowned German tuner recalled his company tuning the Audi 100 C2, which was rolled out in 1977 as Avant.
The use of a composite construction resulted in the Audi A6 Avant’s body being light, highly rigid, and safe. A majority of the occupant cell’s parts are composed of high-strength, and even ultra-high strength, steel. Meanwhile, the components of the bolt-on body and the engine compartment’s strut braces are made of aluminum. In fact, it is estimated that 20% of its body make use of aluminum. In terms of design, the hood of the engine extends all the way to the front with sharp edges framing the tight surfaces across the whole length of the side.
The roof line is low and early sloping and when combined with the flat D-pillars, helps highlight the dynamic style of this model. The rear section meanwhile is highlighted by the signature rear lights and the two tailpipes of the exhaust system. For those who want their A6 Avant to have a more dynamic appearance, Audi is offering the S line exterior package as an option.
On the front section, the angular upper corners of the single-frame grille plus the high-glass black struts make this model even more unique. This new offering from Audi will also have an innovative feature which makes use of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for all the functions of the headlights, though this is more of an option. Offered as an option as well are the xenon plus headlights.
Further, the brand will also be offering this feature to be integrated to the adaptive light system that comes with variable headlight range control. As such, it allows for superior illumination on the road no matter what the condition may be. These xenon plus headlights are LED headlights combined with the rear lights, which have LED as well.
There is no doubt that the design of the A6 Avant shows lightness while having that elegance. While the proportions are indeed sporty, it clearly remains to be an Audi. Overall length of the A6 Avant is 16.17 feet (4.93 meters) with total width of 6.14 feet (1.87 meters). Height however is low at 4.79 feet (1.46 meters). Meanwhile, the wheelbase is bigger compared to the previous model at 9.55 feet (2.91 meters).