Our Fleet Test Drive: Audi A6 Avant - 5th Report
14 February 2012
Kids in the boot
Since entering fatherhood I've learned to appreciate the ability to just fling open a boot and lob in everything that needs transporting.
Well, I say lob in - even with a 565-litre boot it's not that tricky to fill the Avant's load area, be it with a large pushchair, boxes of Christmas presents, mountains of garden clutter headed for the tip, or even a friend's kids (pictured).
The £545 powered boot is a nice touch, although it's a shame it isn't standard. It's only when you have the facility do you realise how easy it is to flick the switch in the cabin and find the boot open by the time you're out of the car, or hit the button when a few feet away and have it ready for loading by the time you reach the car.
The £135 load area fixing kit could be a bit more user-friendly. Consisting of two sliding rails, it takes a bit of wrestling to slide up and down, and eats into the useable boot space when not needed. On balance, I'd have done without it so far, but that may change when I have a fragile half-load that needs to avoid sliding around.
|Audi A6 Avant 3.0 TDI 204 SE Multitronic|
|Claimed combined consumption||54.3mpg|
|Our average consumption ||39.5mpg|
|Actual CPM ||81.5p|