Audi A6 Avant 55 TFSI quattro Ultra: Driving report

Audi A6 Avant as quattro Ultra is supposed to reduce fuel consumption

The Audi A6 Avant is a bestseller among company car drivers. As a quattro Ultra, the station wagon should also help save fuel. We tried that.

D.hat was a nice marketing ploy four years ago: with the addition Ultra sounded Audis quattro drive for even more Dynamism, traction and driving pleasure. In reality, however, ultra meant the change from permanent to needs-based all-wheel drivewhich only engages the rear axle at the front if there is a risk of loss of traction. Sensors record up to 100 times per second the data from ESP, steering angle, accelerator pedal position, longitudinal and lateral acceleration as well as engine torque and power. The technology should be compared to the normal quattro Save up to 0.3 l / 100 km. How well this works we now have with one A6 Avant tested.

Ultra only activates the rear axle if there is a loss of front traction

Quattro Ultra: The system uses sensor data to determine when the rear axle is engaged.


We sit in one Audi A6 Avant 55 TFSI quattro Ultra, whose 340 hp stronger Six-cylinder gasoline engine 1835 kilograms of vehicle mass moved. The basic car costs 63,590 euros (savings at up to 8,747 euros). The trip in the brisk station wagon is definitely preparing pleasure. The engine is acoustically present, but it is pleasant and without hitting an overly loud key. The comfortable seats and that clearly improved steering, which tells you exactly how the traction of the front wheels is going, make it easier Cornering and ensure a certain serenity. This is also due to the fact that the Ingolstadt-based company managed to drive out the somewhat doughy feeling in the interplay with the high restoring forces. Now they go Changes of direction also in Dynamic driving mode easier than before.

€ 15,400

Audi A6 2.0 TDI Lim, diesel

99,440 km
130 kW (177 hp)

5 l / 100km (combined) CO2 132 g / km *

€ 15,420

Audi A6 2.0 TDI Avant ultra |||, diesel

135,430 km
140 kW (190 hp)

4.6 l / 100km (combined) CO2 122 g / km *

€ 15,477

Audi A6 2.0 TDI Avant Business Package, diesel

126,000 km
130 kW (177 hp)

5 l / 100km (combined) CO2 132 g / km *

€ 15,890

Audi A6 2.0 TFSI Limo PLUS LA, petrol

142,911 km
132 kW (179 hp)

6.5 l / 100km (combined) CO2 154 g / km *

€ 15,950

Audi A6 2.0 TDI Avant ultra, diesel

139,922 km
140 kW (190 hp)

4.6 l / 100km (combined) CO2 119 g / km *

€ 16,363

Audi A6 3.0 TDI quattro, diesel

125,042 km
150 kW (204 hp)

5.8 l / 100km (combined) CO2 154 g / km *

€ 16,380

Audi A6 2.0 TFSI sedan, petrol

114,300 km
132 kW (179 hp)

CO2 0 g / km *

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71679 Asperg, Janiak GmbH car dealership

88662 Überlingen, Gohm + Graf Hardenberg GmbH

06618 Naumburg (Schönburg industrial park), Autocenter Burgenland GmbH

95666 Mitterteich, Motor-Utility Vertriebs-GmbH

49377 Vechta, Aloys Klöker GmbH & Co. KG (VW)

64720 Michelstadt, meeting point Thierolf GmbH & Co. KG

The performance of the six-cylinder petrol engine is superb

Audi A6 Avant 55 TFSI Quattro

For the sprint to 100 km / h, the 55 TFSI needs a smooth five seconds, at 250 km / h it is over.


At dry asphalt the Ultra-quattro is also doing very well and balances the 4.94 meter long station wagon lively around the curves, with the Wheelbase of 2.92 meters too is not necessarily helpful. Only in narrow, very ambitious corners do you sometimes wish for something more active rear and a slightly less sluggish front end. But the traction and the Having fun on the country road let such thoughts fly away quickly. The quattro drive also helps when sprinting from zero to 100 km / hwho is in five seconds is completed. The Audi A6 Avant 55 TFSI quattro Ultra has a top speed of 250 km / h. That leaves the issue of consumption. Our test vehicle was equipped with sensors that recorded how often the quattro drive was active. In a rather brisk lap that was All-wheel drive share at 51 percent, the average consumption at 10.6 l / 100 km. Audi specifies 7.8 l / 100 km.

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* Prices as of September 29th, 2020

* Further information on the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions and, if applicable, the power consumption of new cars can be found in the “Guide to Official Fuel Consumption”, which is available free of charge at all sales outlets and from “Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH” (www


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