Not all manufacturers are calling their estate vehicles as “station-wagon” or “wagon”.
Audi uses the term “Avant” as a remembrance of their two and a half box body-style models since the ’80s. But it is a station wagon, and a big one. The S6 Avant has the same engine as the rest of the S-series in S6 and S7 guise. But the supplemental weight makes it run slower from 0 to 62 MPH (100 kph) by a tenth of a second, stoping the clock at 5.1. True, that is not bad at all! Plus, you have a huge trunk and with the rear seats folded it is like a camper-van for three people.
Since it is an S-version, it sits lower then the non-S station wagon from Audi. Not by much, but it sits 20 millimeters (0.8 in) lower than its siblings. On the inside, there is plenty of room for five and you can scare them with nice launches since the vehicle is well suited for this kind of treatment.
All the seats are bucket-type so the occupants will be held in place during hard-cornering.
For outside Europe, the S6 Avant is offered with a twin-turbo V6-gasoline engine developing 450 HP and 600 Nm (442.5). This version is also fitted with the electric supercharger (EPC).