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Is the A6 Avant too low?

Ink Digit Apr 23, 2019

  1. Ink Digit

    Ink Digit Registered User

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    I'm fairly tall (6' 2") and am struggling with headroom in a 2007 A6 Avant. I have to slouch to make sure my head's not hitting the ceiling, and even then I can't see as much through the windscreen as I'd like to.

    I'm also finding that something under the car is scraping when the road is uneven. Speed bumps I can slow down for, but when the tarmac is bad or bumpy, I can't do much about it. I don't have the car particularly low-slung or anything, but any bobble in road surface makes something underneath crunch.

    Has anyone else had these problems?
     
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  3. B5NUT

    B5NUT Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Never scraped my A6 on the standard sline suspension, have you got a picture of how low your car is?
     
  4. Steve Newton

    Steve Newton Registered User

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    I am 6'6" and i have loads of head and leg room. The C6 is probably the most spacious car I have driven with my height.

    Steve
     
  5. KrisKrk

    KrisKrk A6 C6 4F 2010 LeMans Avant

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    Same here. I'm 6'6 and still have room above my head.
    My Avant is that low but have no issues to pass by speed bumps

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  6. Richard46

    Richard46 Registered User

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    You must have some kind of serious problem if your car is grounding out over any lump in the regular highway.

    https://autoportal.com/newcars/audi/a6/feature/ground-clearance.html
     
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  7. Ink Digit

    Ink Digit Registered User

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    @B5NUT I've uploaded a couple of pictures here

    @Richard46 it's not every bump. I drove home today (90 mins) with windows open so I could listen, and it's rare, but it happens at times that I wouldn't expect. Over those 90 mins I heard it 3 times.
     
  8. rich dj

    rich dj 2015 A4 Avant 2.0TDI SE Quattro 190 Technik

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    My A6 Avant did that 2005 S-line the rear springs had broken/rotted at the bottom Mot issue. I replaced all the springs and all shocks at the same time. Drove so much better and ride smoother as shocks were on way out.
    About £400 from eBay Germany but a basted to fit the front and back not that easy.
    Do you remember this B5Nut?


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  9. B5NUT

    B5NUT Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Have to say the rear looks too low to me, so either you have a broken spring or someone has been playing around and lowered the car.
     
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  10. Ink Digit

    Ink Digit Registered User

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    Oh really? Thanks for taking a look. I'll ask the garage to check.
     
  11. KrisKrk

    KrisKrk A6 C6 4F 2010 LeMans Avant

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    Hmmm.
    In that case mine is also f...'d at the back.[​IMG]

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  13. B5NUT

    B5NUT Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Don't really have too many side on pictures of my car but this is was my A6 after the suspension was rebuilt.
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    Excuse the wet sanding marks...
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  14. B5NUT

    B5NUT Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    On the rear of the OP's car bet would would struggle to get a fingers width between the top of tyre and arch
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  15. AFONE

    AFONE Registered User

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    I have the same issue is intermittently bottoming out on the rear passenger side (left hand drive). My car is lowered on H&R springs with 19 in wheels and somehow, just on that side, the car sits a tad lower and toward the lip of the fender....considering moving to coil overs to resolve.
     
  16. Mollygoogle

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    I too am 6’6” and have more than enough room inside. Mine is lowered on coilovers. You can’t get your fingers between the wheel and arch yet I have no issues whatsoever. I used to, because the rear subframe wasn’t central. It’s adjustable and may need centring
     
  17. Bbflex

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    Another 6’6” here too, there seems a lot of us :yes: loads of room in the cabin though, same as my C5’s really, my C5’s had both SE and sport suspension and where more forgiving and higher than the S-Line suspension on the C6.

    I don’t catch bumps as such but it’s definitely closer to the ground than the C5’s.
     

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