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2019 Audi A6 Avant Is An Absolute Stunner

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But will it come to America? There is hope.

Just a few months after revealing the redesigned A6, Audi has lifted the wraps off the new A6 Avant. The automaker has a knack for adapting its sedans into attractive wagons, and the 2019 A6 Avant is no exception - it looks absolutely stunning from every angle. Reflecting Audi's new design language, the elegant wagon incorporates a sloping roofline, a prominent singleframe grille, and more muscular bodywork. LED headlights come as standard, while range-topping variants offer HD Matrix LED headlights with daylight running lights.

Despite the sportier styling, Audi insists that practicality hasn't been sacrificed. The exterior measures 16.2 ft long, 6.2 ft wide, and 4.8 ft high, while the interior is even larger than its predecessor. In the basic configuration, the new A6 Avant offers 20 cubic feet of luggage capacity and 59.3 cubic feet with the backrests folded down. Inside, the interior has been mostly carried over from the A6 Avant's sedan sibling. Models equipped with the MMI navigation plus system feature a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10.1-inch infotainment system and an 8.6-inch lower display for climate control and convenience features.

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Other available comfort options include Valcona leather, open-pore wood trim and custom contour front seats with heating, ventilation and massage functions. If you really want to splash out, the S line sport package includes a head-up display and and a 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system. Surprisingly, Audi hasn't provided any performance specifications, but the engine options should be the same as the sedan. As such, we can expect the turbocharged 3.0-liter TFSI V6 to carry over, which produces 340 horsepower and 368 lb-ft of torque, paired with a seven-speed S tronic transmission and an all-wheel drive system.

Zero to 62 mph takes 5.1 seconds in the sedan before hitting a top speed of 155 mph. Audi has confirmed, however, that all models will have mild hybrid system, which uses a lithium ion battery pack. The 48-volt system also has regenerative braking, which can recharge up to 12 kilowatts. Details on pricing and launch dates have yet to be announced. Question is, will the A6 Avant come to the US? Audi is remaining tight lipped, but the fact that the RS5 Sportback has been confirmed for the US gives us hope. Wagons are also slowly starting to make a comeback in America with the recent launch of the Volvo V90 - hopefully this will persuade Audi to finally give the A6 Avant the green light in the US.