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THE ALL-NEW 2006 AUDI A6 AVANT: WHERE MODERN LUXURY MEETS UTILITYLast Fall, Audi set new standards in innovation and design wîth its redesigned Audi A6. With the A6 Avant, another dimension of the A6 model line is added: utility. Not only does the Avant model increase the A6's cargo volume to 20 cu.ft. wîth the seats in place and 58.6 cu.ft. wîth the rear seats folded, it has its own distinct styling, and ingenious rail system in the cargo area.
The 2006 A6 Avant comes standard wîth the technologically advanced 3.2 FSI V6 engine that produces 255 horsepower and 243 ft.-lbs. of torque. All of this power is transferred through a six-speed TiptronicÒ automatic transmission to all four wheels via Audi's legendary quattroÒ all-wheel drive.
The luggage compartment in the new A6 Avant is as advanced as the rest of the vehicle. It employs two securing rails that are recessed into the floor. They are fitted wîth four sliding, adjustable, and lockable load-retaining lugs that can be used to secure items of almost any size. Also using these rails is a removable telescoping arm and a retractable cargo strap. Both of these items help to separate and secure items in the cargo area. The load floor itself can be folded and locked in a variety of positions to divide the cargo area. Finally, there are several baggage hooks integrated into the trim, wîth a luggage net to one side.
For the first time on an Audi Avant, an optional automatic tailgate that opens and closes at the push of a button is available. The opening process can also be initiated remotely by pressing the button on the car key.
The already classic proportions of the A6 Avant's silhouette, wîth its high shoulder line, narrow window area, coupe-like roofline and flat, sloping tail end, have been infused wîth a new degree of style. The profile of the A6 is gently rising, curved shoulder line and the powerful, sweeping motion of the dynamic line above the side sills give the entire body of the car a forward-moving, tapered appearance. A glance at the front end, wîth the trapezoidal-shape single-frame radiator grille, reveals the A6 Avant to be a member of the newest generation of Audi models.
|Engine : 3.2 L., 6-cylinder|
Power: 255 hp
Torque: 243 ft-lbs
Engine : 5.2 L., 10-cylinder
Power: 435 hp
Torque: 398 ft-lbs
Engine : 4.2 L., 8-cylinder
Power: 350 hp
Torque: 325 ft-lbs
4-speed Automatic, Automatic
For those seeking to equip their car even more fully, there are three option packages: Premium Package, Technology Package and Cold Weather Package. The Premium Package includes Bi-Xenon, adaptive headlights, Bose® premium sound system, auto-dimming interior mirror wîth compass and auto-dimming and electrically folding exterior mirrors, memory for driver's seat and mirror adjustments, HomeLink® remote transmitter and the storage package. The Technology Package includes voice recognition, advanced key wîth keyless go, rear parktronic®, the DVD-based Audi Navigation System wîth one map DVD for the ÚS and the choice of either Sirius® or XM® Satellite Radio. The Cold Weather Package includes heated rear seats and a ski sack.
As wîth all Audi models, safety is paramount. The A6 comes wîth a long list of standard safety equipment. Active safety components include the latest generation of ESP including brake assist and Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD).
In the event of a collision, the car's occupants are protected by the robust structure of the body wîth predefined deformation and a highly stable passenger cabin. In conjunction wîth the seat belts, front and side airbags as well as the Sideguard ™ head curtain airbag system, the driver and passengers are provided wîth superior safety and protection. The two full-size front airbags are activated in two stages, depending on the severity of an accident. Active front head restraints help to protect the occupants in a collision from behind.
Thanks to the comprehensive active and passive safety systems, the A6 Avant, as well as the A6 sedan, have earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) highest rating: a 'Double Best Pick' rating for its occupant protection in both frontal and side impact crash tests. When combined wîth the excellent performance of the Audi A4 in the same tests, these results make Audi the first manufacturer ever to receive two 'Double Best Pick' ratings from the IIHS.
All Audi vehicles sold in North America, including the 2006 Audi A6 Avant, come wîth the Audi Advantage, an -leading combination of warranties and protection. This top-rated package includes:
• Four-year/50,000-mile no-charge scheduled maintenance
• Four-year/50,000-mile limited new vehicle warranty
• 12-year limited warranty against corrosion perforation
• 24-hour Roadside Assistance for four yearsSource - Audi
AUDI LEADS INDUSTRY WITH THREE MODELS NAMED 'TOP SAFETY PICK' BY INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETYAudi sets the benchmark by being the only manufacturer to have three model lines awarded the 'Top Safety Pick' rating by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The A3, A4, and A6 models all received this honor by their performance in both front-offset and side-impact crash tests.
Previously, the A3, A4, and A6 were each named a 'Double Best Pick' by the IIHS for front and side crash protection. Audi was the only manufacturer to have three vehicles wîth that ranking as well. Now that the IIHS has adopted the new ranking structure wîth the 'Top Safety Pick', Audi has once again set the bar.
The Institute names the A6 a 'Top Safety Pick' in the large cars class, while the A3 and A4 took honors in the midsize car category. All Audi vehicles, not just the models used in these tests, are a testament to safety engineering. Every Audi available in the Ú.S. comes standard wîth dual front and front side airbags, side curtain airbags (except TT models and A4/S4 Cabriolet), anti-lock brakes, electronic stability program, LATCH anchoring system, and three-point seatbelts for all passengers. Audi's legendary quattro® all-wheel drive is yet another safety feature. By delivering the power to the ground at all four corners, the driver has better control of the vehicle regardless of the environmental conditions.
Audi of America is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, and markets performance-oriented European luxury vehicles: the A3, A4, A6, A8 L, and TT. The all-new Q7, from the creator of quattro, arrives at dealerships in mid-2006.Source - Audi
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