Image comparison: New Audi A6 Avant 2018 vs. BMW 5-series Touring

With the new Audi A6 Avant 2018 one of the main rivals of the BMW 5 series Touring G31 will celebrate soon its market launch. First official images show the upper-class station wagon from Ingolstadt with S line sport package, which allowed us a first picture-compared against the 5-series with M sport package. Both Bayern claim to be one of the best vehicles in the segment and in addition to the generous space on offer is also fuel-efficient engines, state of the art assistance systems, high-quality interior spaces and to offer an agile driving behavior.

To be able to the BMW 5 series Touring G31, the end offer, the Audi A6 Avant much the technology of the new A8 Generation, and combined these with a Luggage compartment that offers between 565 and 1,680 liters volume. Thus, the Ingolstadt-based company remains slightly behind the Munich, the even offers 570 to 1,700 litres, however, that the small differences for many customers the deciding point should be.

Just like the sedan, the new Audi A6 Avant 2018 comes standard with a 48-Volt on-Board network and an associated gentle hybridization. The belt-Starter-Generator can then feed the braking energy in a separate Lithium-ion battery, the sail can be supported and the Auto-Start-stop area are already extended to the Coasting towards a red light at speeds of up to 22 km/h. What motors are specifically offered for the A6 Avant C8, there is no mention of Audi in the press release for the new stainless Kombi.

It is certain, however, that the customer may choose between four chassis variants: a conventional steel suspension with Standard and Sport-vote, a suspension with adaptive dampers, and a chassis with air suspension and adjustable dampers. Just like the BMW 5 series Touring G31, the new Audi A6 Avant is also available with rear-wheel steering can be ordered, also a sport wheels is the differential for the active distribution of power between the rear available as an option.

To assist the driver in the best possible way, both with Bayern-suits a comprehensive package of assistance systems. Both manufacturers offer a driving assistant that can take over in many situations, in addition to the Longitudinal and also the transverse guide. Emergency braking assist, Junction assist, cross traffic assistant, lane change warning & co. are in the current top class anyway. How powerful the systems are, in practice, and whether one of the two producers a significant advantage was able to implement, you need to show later comparison tests.

In the interior of the Audi A6 Avant 2018 takes on the Look of the sedan. Several large touch-screens for the display of information and the control of the Infotainment system on Board. Here is the A6 differs relatively significantly from that of the BMW 5 series Touring G31, offers in addition to large Displays and gesture control is also more conventional Bedienelemene such as the iDrive Controller for the distraction arms control during the journey.

[Photos: BMW/Audi]

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  1. Tough choice i like Vehicles, but if i had choose BMW is the way to go


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