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Audi A6 Avant
Audi A6 Avant, Metallic
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]


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RailRoad Modeling

Audi A6 Avant, metallic
Item : 034883
Collection : CARS&TRUCKS
Brochure : Herpa Cars & Trucks 2011 / 09-10


Introduction
Herpa continues their ever growing line of modern vehicles with this sporty Audi A6 Avant touring wagon. After Audi debuted the new A6 sedan, Audi launched a station wagon version. Herpa releases the first in black or metallic dakar-beige.

The new Audi A6 was completely redeveloped in Ingolstadt. The miniature model was promptly released with its presentation in metallic dakar-beige or black with mounted exterior mirrors.

Of 111 Audi models offered by Herpa, 12 different versions of the A6 are available: passenger car, station wagon, Allroad, taxi, and emergency vehicles.

Audi A6 Avant
Audi 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. [1]

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 Avant
Your 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 Trim
The 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.

The beige 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.

Finish
The model is painted and the finish is smooth. The rims are molded in color. Herpa offers it in two colors, schwarz / black and dakarbeige metallic / Dakar beige metallic.

Off the Lot
This HO scale Audi A6 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 modern model railroad or diorama will enhance it. Recommended.
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Reference

[1] Wikipedia
SUMMARY
Highs: Sharp molding and finish and separately applied side mirrors. The nice interior can be seen through the clear windows.
Lows: The underside is a token representation.
Verdict: A stylish little model of a modern luxury executive sports wagon with great detail. It will enhance your modern era model railroad or diorama.
Percentage Rating
95%
  Scale: 1:87
  Mfg. ID: 034883
  Suggested Retail: 10,50 €
  Related Link: Audi A6 Series
  PUBLISHED: Jan 19, 2012
  NATIONALITY: Germany
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.00%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 90.42%

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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

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