Possibly the greatest car of all time, for me. Not to be bias or anything, this car has always been a personal favourite. It’s incredible stability on the road still amazes me. The amount of power behind the wheel cannot be describe, but I’ll try and do my best throughout this piece.
I finally had the chance to test drive this breathtaking machine thanks to the Audi Middle East team.
Alongside the S6, I snapped this photo earlier this year during Audi’s launch of the entire A6 range that involved a four-hour road trip around the United Arabic Emirates. This was the first time I laid eyes on the RS 6 monster. I didn’t have the chance to test drive it then, though seeing it on the road during our road trip was a little soothing.
The new Audi RS 6 Avant impresses with immense power. Its 4.0 TFSI engine has an output of 560 hp and makes 700 Nm 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 in 3.9 seconds and with the optional dynamic package reaches a top speed of 305 km/h. In the combined cycle, however, the V8 biturbo consumes just 9.6 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers, corresponding to 223 grams CO2 per kilometer.
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. 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 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 standard 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 standard 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 standard. 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 $125,300.
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