For more than two decades now, the Avant models from Audi have been enjoying growing success; they offer a unique combination of esthetic design and functional utility. The new A4 Avant continues this tradition – with even more space and elegance.
The maximum loading volume adds up to 1,510 liters (69 cu ft) with the rear-seat backrest folded flat. That backrest is split 40:20:40 and can be folded down to the seat cushions using levers in the sides of the luggage compartment. With the rear-seat backrest in the normal position, the Audi A4 Avant offers a loading space of 505 liters, which is 15 liters more than the previous model. The loading sill is just 63 centimeters (24.8 in) high and is scratch-protected by a stainless-steel cover. The loading width is exactly one meter (39.4 in).
With its cuboid shape, the luggage compartment offers great utility. A partition net and roof rails are standard equipment, as is the electrical luggage-space cover. Running on rails in the D-pillars, it glides upwards automatically when the tailgate is opened and back down again when it is closed, guaranteeing clear vision through the rear window at all times.
If desired, Audi supplies further practical features. They include a variably foldable luggage-compartment mat for dividing up and protecting the loading space, a storage and luggage-compartment package with nets and straps as well as a rail system for highly flexible use of the luggage space. The related load-securing set consisting of a telescopic rod, straps and moveable eyelets can be stored in a recess in the loading floor.
Towing weight of up to 2,100 kilograms
The tow-bar unlocks electrically by push-button; the new Audi A4 and A4 Avant are approved for towing trailers of up to 2,100 kilograms (4,629.7 lb) with gradients of up to eight percent. As an option, Audi supplies gesture control for opening the trunk lid of the A4 or the tailgate of the A4 Avant: A proximity sensor in the rear bumper reacts to a kick motion so that the trunk lid or tailgate unlocks and opens automatically when the key is recognized. With the A4 Avant, there is also the option of an electric tailgate, which can also be closed by gesture control. There are two buttons in the luggage compartment, one of which closes the tailgate while the other closes the tailgate and also locks the car. In addition, the driver can close the tailgate either with the button in the door or by pressing longer on the button of the convenience key. Remote-control keys and a start-stop button for keyless engine starting are standard equipment on the new A4 and Audi A4 Avant. The convenience key for keyless entry and ignition is an optional extra.
*The fuel consumption and CO2 emission figures of all models named above and available on the German market can be found in the list on the last page of this basic information.