Audi has confirmed prices for the new A6 Avant, with deliveries due to start this spring.

Prices range from £26,505 to £46,265, with the initial choice of engines to include four V6 engines (2.4 and 3.2 petrol, 2.7 and 3.0 TDI) and a 4.2-litre V8 petrol for top models.

Quattro four-wheel-drive is available on selected models, as is an adaptive four-wheel air suspension system for optimum load weight compensation and ride comfort.

The 1.05 metre-wide load area offers up to 1,660 litres of capacity and features numerous useful detail enhancements. A two-tier load floor with a foldable and multi-position lockable top level prevents loads from sliding in transit, and a wipe clean plastic tray built into the level below is perfect for stowing muddy boots. A new cargo securing system featuring two rails recessed into the floor combined with four sliding, adjustable and lockable lashing eyes helps to keep items of all sizes rooted to the spot. It can also be combined with a cycle rack developed specially for the A6 Avant, which is attached to the floor-mounted rails for secure carriage of up to two bikes.

In common with the A6 Saloon range, the 14 new A6 Avant models available from launch are offered in either comfort-oriented SE or more sporting S line trim. Both options include standard features such as the Multi Media Interface (MMI) Basic Plus control system, cruise control, a 10-speaker CD system, full climate control and automatic light and wiper activation. Highlights of the S line specification include 18-inch 5-arm alloy wheels, part leather-upholstered sports seats, S line sports suspension and an upgraded braking system for selected models.

On-the-road Prices

A6 Avant 2.4 SE 6-speed manual* £26,505
A6 Avant 2.4 S line 6-speed manual* £29,225
A6 Avant 2.4 quattro SE 6-speed manual** £27,805
A6 Avant 2.4 quattro S line 6-speed manual** £30,525
A6 Avant 3.2 FSI SE 6-speed manual** £32,605
A6 Avant 3.2 FSI S line 6-speed manual ** £35,175
A6 Avant 3.2 FSI quattro SE 6-speed manual* £33,905
A6 Avant 3.2 FSI quattro S line 6-speed manual* £36,475
A6 Avant 4.2 quattro SE 6-speed tiptronic £44,805
A6 Avant 4.2 quattro S line £46,265
A6 Avant 2.7 TDI SE 6-speed manual £28,410
A6 Avant 2.7 TDI S line 6-speed manual £31,130
A6 Avant 3.0 TDI quattro SE 6-speed manual* £32,310
A6 Avant 3.0 TDI quattro S line 6-speed manual * £34,880

* multitronic/tiptronic version from April, manual version from June 2005
** Available from June 2005