New Car Overview of the 2006 Audi A6 Avant 2006 Mid-Size Luxury Sedan and Wagon
Description: Mid-Size Luxury Sedan and Wagon
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In 2005 Audi produced a new version of the A6 mid-size sedan in a format patterned closely after A8 models. It also increased in size, measuring nearly five inches longer than the previous A6 with wheelbase stretched three inches and the width expanded by two. Theme for the shell of A6 is a fluidity of lines drawn in rectangular format but capped by an arching canopy over the cabin with low-slung windows and side pillars muted to create the impression of a sleek coupe. This year, Audi adds an Avant variation to A6. A6 Avant for 2006 resembles the A6 sedan but with a wagon-like tail attached to forge the big cargo bay.
Audi of Germany applies alphanumeric names to cars sorted by size and the number of cylinders in an engine -- thus model tags like A4, A6 and A8. Further, in Audi's lingo the Avant label denotes a station wagon format, FrontTrak means front-wheel-drive (FWD) and Quattro signifies all-wheel-drive (AWD) with a permanently engaged mechanism that distributes the engine's power to all wheels. Currently, Audi is revising the entire line through a three-year process that begin in 2004 with a new treatment of the high-tech flagship sedan, A8L.