The new Audi RS 6 Avant impresses with immense power. Its 4.0 TFSI has an output of 412 kW (560 hp) and makes 700 Nm (516.3 lb-ft) of torque available between 1,750 and 5,500 rpm. The top model in the A6 family sprints like a supercar from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.9 seconds and with the optional dynamic package reaches a top speed of 305 km/h (189.5 mph). In the combined cycle, however, the V8 biturbo consumes just 9.6 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (24.5 US mpg), corresponding to 223 grams CO2 per kilometer (358.9 g/mi).
The COD (cylinder on demand) cylinder management system and the active engine bearings are also on board the refreshed RS 6 Avant. The two twin-scroll turbochargers are positioned inside the 90-degree V. This solution ensures that considerable torque is generated quickly. A sportily tuned, eight-speed tiptronic transfers the engine torque to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive, which uses a center differential with a high locking rate. The sport differential for the rear axle is optionally available either as a single item or as part of the dynamic package.
The high-performance Avant comes standard with the RS adaptive air suspension, which lowers the body by 20 millimeters (0.8 in). Audi offers the taut RS sports suspension plus with Dynamic Ride Control (DRC) and dynamic steering as an alternative. The new Audi RS 6 Avant rolls on 20-inch forged wheels. Six-piston calipers grip 390-millimeter (15.4 in) front discs featuring a weight-optimized wave design. Audi offers carbon fiber-ceramic brake discs as an option.
With its many characteristic accents, the design of the new Audi RS 6 Avant is unmistakable. The optional Matrix LED headlights are partly darkened and their bezel is painted white. Three styling packages – gloss black, carbon and matt aluminum – with an air inlet duct and quattro badge provide for an even more individual look, if desired. The optional RS sport exhaust system provides for a more distinctive sound. The appointments of the all-black interior of the top model are sophisticated, comfortable and sporty. Super sport seats covered in Valcona leather with honeycomb pattern are optionally available. RS badges adorn the seats, steering wheel and gear lever knob. Audi offers a number of exclusive paint finishes for the RS 6 Avant: Daytona gray, matt effect, Nardo gray and the crystal-effect finishes prisma silver and panther black. The Audi RS 6 Avant costs €109,200 in Germany.
2015 Audi RS 6 Avant