Audi A6 C7 Avant 2.0 TFSI Multitronic Review
Style Avant-age

Story and photos by Raymond Lai
22 Mar 2012

The A6 Avant is not only more stylish than its saloon sibling but is also more practical and versatile as well, as Raymond Lai discovers.

Introduction, styling

Gone are the days when estates or station wagons were just considered as nothing more than utilitarian workhorses. Estates are now mostly for the lifestyle conscious and for those who prefer something more stylish than a regular three-box saloon.

Estates are hugely popular in places like Europe and Japan and a plethora of models are available on the market. The estate market here in saloon-dominated Singapore might be small despite returning stronger sales figures in recent years but there are still several stylish models from both bread and butter brands and premium makes that you can buy. One of the latter brands that offer estate models derived from executive saloons (a.k.a. executive estates) is Audi.

Avants are what Audi calls its estate models and the new generation A6 Avant is the latest addition to Audi’s estate arsenal. Based on the brilliant A6 executive saloon, the estate version cuts a dashing shape among contemporary large estates. The new car looks sleeker and more elegant than its predecessor and its closest rivals, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class estate and the BMW 5 Series Touring.

At4926mm in length, the Avant is 11mm longer than the saloon model thanks to a lengthened rear overhang. The A6 Avant certainly cuts a distinctive style when compared to the saloon model. The Avant shares its striking front end with the saloon but everything is different aft of the B-pillars. The headlamps with their LED daytime running lights certainly look distinctive and have become a signature styling feature of contemporary Audis.

Unlike its relatively upright looking predecessor, the new A6 Avant features a more sloping rear that together with the curvaceous roof, give it a sportier and dynamic stance. The rear has overtones from other Audi’s other estate models like the A4 Avant as well as the Q5 SUV but overall, the Avant certainly cuts a more unique and well-proportioned stance that will certainly appeal to those who are more adventurous and more lifestyle orientated when compared to the saloon’s more business and executive audience.

The Avant is available in two different variants, one less than the saloon’s three-model line-up. Just like the saloon, the entry-level A6 Avant is the 2.0 TFSI, which is the model tested here. Range topping A6 Avants feature Audi’s brilliant 3-litre supercharged V6 from the 3.0 TFSI quattro saloon model. The 2.0 TFSI is differentiated from the range topping model by its boot lid badge as well as its 10-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels, with the 19s on the car pictured here optional.


Sell Fast With Ease - SwiftQuote

With SwiftQuote, you get:
  Best value for your car    A peace of mind when selling    Fast sale from start to end


Best offer with no obligations.
Start Now!

I agree to the collection, use and disclosure of my personal data by Carousell and/or such other third party (as may be necessary) and to be contacted (via email, phone call and/or text message) for any purposes in connection with the application of and transaction of the vehicle, in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 and Carousell's Privacy Policy.

Thanks for the wonderful service. Your quote was able to get me a price higher than other auction sites I tried. Shout out also to Yazz for providing great service and follow up throughout the process.

Kevin Tan - 1 week ago

Client Success Manager Mr David is fast response to my request and I am impress with the notification and appointment confirmation system which interactive with both the Seller and Buyer

Philip Ng - 2 weeks ago

Quick response and satisfied with the price offered for the car

Lim Lay Eng - 2 weeks ago

Sold my car withing a few days. Fast process. However, be ready for dealers to slash price saying need to change tyre, need to repaint, etc during viewing.

Wu Qingzhu, Adrian - 2 weeks ago

Seamless and quick. The dealer, Simon Sim from SGCarConsign is very professional. A pleasure dealing with him.

Ong Geok Kim - 2 weeks ago

Response is quite fast and professional, good experience.

Lu wei - 1 month ago

I did receive the best quote out of 5 enquiries I sent. It was the inspection and quick deposit that sealed the deal. All in, it was a pleasant experience compared to the other merchants available. Keep up the good work!

Cheah Kok Yew - 1 month ago

Reasonable price quote and highly recommended.

Fauzi Syahab - 1 month ago

Fantastic service from team and importantly I got the highest quote for my car sale, thanks so much team!

TAN saw wei - 1 month ago

Quick. Easy. Efficient. Thanks for the service!

Olivier Henri Petra - 1 month ago


Engine Capacity 1984cc Turbocharged
Engine Type Inline 4
Power 180bhp @ 4000rpm
Torque 320Nm @ 1500rpm
Power to Weight 105 bhp per ton


Acceleration 8.6s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 218 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 15.4 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 7 -speed Multitronic
Drive Type FF


Body Type Wagon
(L x W x H)
(4925 x 1874 x 1461) mm
Wheelbase 2912 mm
Turning Circle 5.95 metres
Kerb Weight 1715 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 65 L


Brakes (Front) Ventilated Discs
Brakes (Rear) Ventilated Discs