We’re taking a look at the Audi A6 and A6 Avant estate dimensions. The BMW 5 Series, Jaguar XF and Mercedes E-Class rival is a tempting executive option so we’ve taken a look how it measures up in all the key areas.
Audi A6 and A6 Avant exterior dimensions
The A6’s overall footprint on the road is very similar to the BMW 5 Series – measuring 26mm longer and 14mm wider. Make no mistake, it’s a big car – an extra 206mm in length relative to the more compact A4 means it won’t be the easiest car to squeeze into a parking space.
Avant variants are almost exactly the same size as the saloon, save for a roofline that’s a couple of millimetres taller. Sporty S6 models sit 25mm lower courtesy of a more driver-focussed suspension set up.
|Height||1,455mm (Avant 1,461mm)|
Audi A6 and A6 Avant interior dimensions
Regardless of how tall the driver and passengers are, it’ll be rare for anyone left wanting for space inside the A6. Head- and legroom are more than adequate, and a wide cabin allows each occupant to stretch out. It isn’t significantly different from its rivals, but it’s an undoubtedly a nice, spacious place to sit.
|Headroom (front/rear)||1,046mm/962mm (Avant 985mm)|
|Shoulder room (front/rear)||1,460mm/1,429mm|
|Elbow room (front/rear)||1,527mm/1,491mm|
Audi A6 and A6 Avant boot space
Like the cabin, the A6’s boot is massive. Whether saloon or estate, in both instances the total volume is a tiny bit larger than the 5 Series – five litres greater in the saloon, 10 litres more for the Avant. Fold the rear seats down in the Avant, and a very handy 1,680 litres presents itself.
|Seats up (saloon/Avant)||530/565 litres|
|Seats down (saloon/Avant)||995/1.680 litres|
Audi A6 and A6 Avant turning circle and fuel tank
All A6 models are equipped with a generous 73-litre fuel tank, while the thirstier S6 has a larger 75-litre one. That means, should you brim the 65.7mpg-rated 2.0-litre TDI Ultra, it should be able to travel more than 1,050 miles before needing a refill. An 11.9-metre turning circle is almost identical to that of the 5 Series.
|Turning circle||11.9 metres|
|Fuel tank||73 litres (S6 75 litres)|
Audi A6 and A6 Avant weight
Thanks to the extensive use of aluminium in the A6’s construction, it’s one of the lightest cars in its class. The entry-level model is 45kg lighter than a basic 5 Series, despite being powered by a heavier diesel engine.
|1,625kg (2.0 TDI Saloon)||1,960kg (S6 Avant)|
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