by: Frederick Boucher [ ]
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IntroductionHerpa has released this Audi A6 Avant, one of 12 different versions of the A6: passenger car, station wagon, Allroad, taxis, and emergency vehicles. Herpa also offers 56 Audi models. This model is item 420303.
Audi A6 AvantAudi Avant is the station wagon version of the A6. With beautiful sleek styling the Audi A6 is an executive car marketed by the German automaker Audi AG, now in its fourth generation. All generations of the A6 have offered either front-wheel drive or Torsen-based four-wheel drive – marketed by Audi as their Quattro system. Second and third generation A6 models have shared their platform with the company's Allroad models. 
Audi A6 engines are either a 310 hp 3.0 liter TFSI® V6 engine with Audi FSI® direct injection and supercharging, or the 211 hp Audi 2.0 liter turbocharged DOHC engine.
Luxury coupes and sedans have evolved into touring cars, and touring cars are evolving into luxury touring family hatchbacks. Into this class Audi includes their A6 Avant.
Herpa Audi AvantThis Audi A6 Avant is factory assembled. It’s securely packed in a form-fitted tray held inside a clear plastic carton with end opening flaps. A red Herpa label decorates the packaging.
The model is skillfully molded and assembled without any blemishes or flaws. Doors, hoods and panels lines are defined with fine recessed lines; the grille indentions are much deeper. The door handles are slightly raised. The model features factory applied side view mirrors.
Underneath the car is a single piece chassis with very basic molded detail. Soft tires, with no tread detail, are pressed over hubs to support the model.
Detail and TrimThe model features headlights and tail lights of appropriately colored clear lenses. Detail inside the passenger compartment includes a rear view mirror, dashboard, steering wheel, gear shift, and bucket seats. This detail is easiest to see through the front and rear windshields, and can be seen through the side windows.
This white automobile is trimmed with black and silver chrome around the windows. The black grille also sports chrome detailing. Wipers are molded into the windshield chrome. The model features separately applied side view mirrors. Exhaust ports peek out from underneath the rear bumper.
FinishThe model is painted or molded in color and the finish is smooth. The rims are molded in color. The color is ibisweiß / ibis white with camel upholstery.
ConclusionLike previous Herpa Audi A6 Avant models, this one is a stylish little model of a modern luxury executive sports car. Herpa molds a great deal of detail on the exterior and packs the interior with great detail, too. Clear and tinted lenses simulate headlights and brake lights. The paint is excellent. Although the underside is plain, each one you add to your collection or diorama will enhance it. Recommended.
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