2012 Audi A6 Avant wagon first official photos released – Official update

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Audi just released the a few official photos of the new 2012 A6 Avant wagon, and it is currently making its debut in Berlin, Germany. We should get the official press release within a day or so of  the new Audi A6 Avant Wagon.

Although not much change in this latest iteration of the 2012 Audi A6 wagon, but it should be very near production featuring an aerodynamic shape of a sport wagon. As for the the engine lineup, it should be the same as the A6 sedan; it features a range of four- and six-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines along with the Quattro all-wheel-drive system.

Stay tuned, we’ll have more details when the official press release arrives.

Source: Audiblog via Autoblog.nl

Update: Today

Just hours after we released images of the new 2012 Audi A6 Avant wagon, Audi released the official press release. We now know that the new A6 Avant weighs in just 3,616 pounds. It is available with a choice of six engines and four transmissions. Starting with the base unit is a 2.0-liter TDI turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine producing 177 horsepower, and its fuel economy is rated at 47 mpg when mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The more potent diesel engine is available in a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter TDI engine, with power ranging in 204 hp, 245 hp, and 313 hp ( 0-60 mph in 5.4 seconds).

The two gasoline engines are available in a 2.8-liter and 3.0-liter engines along with variable valve timing. The 2.8-liter FSI engine produces 204 hp while the supercharged 3.0-liter TFSI produces 300 hp. These engines can be mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox, a CVT, or the 7-speed S-Tronic transmission. The only exception of the 3.0-liter TDI is equipped with an 8-speed Tiptronic transmission.

The 2012 Audi A6 Avant wagon is scheduled to go on sale in Europe later this month, and it will have a starting price of €40,850 ($58,288 US). No word yet on whether that it will arrive to the U.S., but from experience with Audi cars, it is likely to be available in the first quarter of 2012. Check out the picture galore above.