The new Audi RS 6 Avant, which was redesigned at the end of 2014, is a high‑performance sports car for everyday and recreational activities, and stands for groundbreaking performance. Its 4.0 TFSI produces 412 kW (560 hp) and 700 Nm (516.3 lb-ft) of torque. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.9 seconds. On request the top speed can be extended up to 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). A key factor in this efficiency is the cylinder-on-demand (COD) system, which can temporarily shut down four cylinders during partial load operation. Active engine bearings compensate for vibrations occurring during these phases.
The power of the eight-cylinder engine is transferred to the quattro permanent all‑wheel drive system featuring an advanced center differential via a sport-tuned, eight-speed tiptronic. Audi offers the sport differential as an option.
Standard equipment for the high-performance Avant, which rides on 20-inch wheels, includes RS adaptive air suspension. The dynamically tuned air suspension with controlled damping lowers the body by 20 millimeters (0.8 in) and can be adjusted using the Audi drive select system. Audi offers the more tautly tuned RS sport suspension plus with Dynamic Ride Control (DRC) as an alternative. Further options include dynamic steering and carbon fiber-ceramic discs.
2015 Audi RS 6 Avant