Spyshots: Audi A6 Avant Shows Its Sexy Backside

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For Audi, the new A6 is one of the most important of its recent vehicle releases, but the story is far from being over when it comes to the ‘six’. The next big thing that will arrive from the German brand is not the RS6, but the station wagon body Audi calls the A6 Avant.

Over the past weeks, the family-man test drivers took the Avant for a spin, and our talented team of paparazzi were there to see it. We admit that it is still wearing a lot of camo, but the lines that we can make out look even more aggressive and dynamic then the previous generation.

Right away, we spot the angular, aggressive lines of the headlights and the redesigned front fascia. The prototype version we see here also sports new side mirrors and door handles. However, the big change is underneath the skin, where the 2012 A6 Avant will not use the VW Group C-chassis, but Audi’s MLB modular aluminum one.

The engine range will most likely include the supercharged 3.0-liter V6 and new 4.0-liter V8 that Audi has big plans with. Most customers will opt for TDI advanced diesel units. The engine range will be borrowed from the saloon version of the car, which means that, for the debut, we’ll get five engines, two gasoline units and three oil-burners. New transmissions will include an eight-speed automatic and a 7-speed dual clutch.

Production is expected to start in the first half of this year at Audi’s Neckarsulm plant in Germany.
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