The all new legendary RS 6 Avant returns.
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The RS6 Avant is home to a very sporty interior. The ‘RS Monitor’ display provides the driver with the option to see an overview of information such as the temperature status of the drive components along with information on tire pressure and temperature in the top display. The RS sport seats come in perforated Valcona leather with honeycomb pattern and RS embossing. The interior of this updated RS6 Avant is roomier inside, The luggage compartment has a capacity of 565 litres however this can be extended to a spacious 1,680 litres.
The new RS 6 Avant is one of the first Audi Sport models to feature the new RS design language. It has adopted the front headlights from the A7 model line which are not only slimmer and more sporting in style but also offer the RS Matrix LED laser headlight with darkened trims as an additional USP of the RS 6 Avant in the A6 family. The latest RS6 Avant model also features very sizable 21 inch alloy wheels as standard.
The paint range for the new Audi RS 6 Avant includes thirteen colours, including the two RS-specific colours Nardo grey and Sebring black, crystal effect along with a choice of five matt effect paint finishes.
The new Audi RS 6 Avant delivers 600PS and 800 Nm (590.0 lb-ft) of torque. The high-performance Avant goes from 0 to 62mph in just 3.6 seconds, and where conditions permit the driver can see 124mph in 12 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 155mph.
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Audi’s updated RS 6 is even faster than the original, but how has it changed the overall package? Motoring Journalist Jack Evans finds out:
Audi has some form for making fast, spacious and surprisingly usable performance estate cars. The first RS 6 Avant, the C5, appeared back in 2002, making a name for itself as a powerful car that you really could use every day. Fast forward to the present, and we have the latest RS6 before us – updated with the Performance package.
With 605PS residing under your right foot, it comes as no surprise that the RS 6 Performance is exceptionally quick.
Thanks to the V8 under the bonnet, with every press of the pedal there’s not only a fantastic surge in acceleration but also a bellowing soundtrack to accompany it. With all four wheels being driven, there’s also a superb amount of traction in almost all conditions – even heavy rain.
Compared to the Audi RS6 Avant on which it is based, not a whole lot. The main change comes under the bonnet, in the form of a power hike from the standard car’s not-inconsiderable 560PS to a frankly absurd 605PS. This immense power comes courtesy of a twin-turbocharged V8 powering all four wheels through Audi’s quattro system. You also get ceramic brakes, which save weight over the standard car’s steel discs.
There’s not a huge amount of steering feel, but the Audi RS6 isn’t a difficult car to place on the road. What does hamper progress occasionally is the sheer size of the vehicle. This comes into play on tight country roads and lanes. The ride is generally good, with the adaptive sport suspension doing its best to soak up bumps and potholes in the road. There’s no doubt that it’s firm, but for the most part it doesn’t intrude into daily driving.
All in all, the Audi RS6 makes for an effortlessly fast day-to-day driver, eating up the miles and doing it while producing one of the best soundtracks in the business.
As previously mentioned, the appeal of the Audi RS6 Avant is that, apart from the flared wheel arches and large alloy wheels, it looks pretty much like any other Audi A6 Avant. Of course, the front splitter of the car is adorned with a large quattro badge and the satin silver wing mirror caps have sat on many a performance Audi before this, but for the most part it’s a pretty standard shape. The understated exterior should appeal to those looking to go exceptionally fast, but without attracting too much attention to themselves.
Inside, it’s a similarly well-finished affair. All of the materials are of a good quality, while the fit-and-finish is just what we’ve come to expect from Audi. That said, when compared to newer models such as the latest-generation A4, the Audi RS6 Avant Performance interior is starting to show its age – though of course it’s still a very pleasant place to be.
The main benefit of Audi’s fast estate cars is that they give owners the ability to transport a large amount of luggage at high speed. The Audi RS6 Avant Performance is just such a car. It offers 565 litres of boot space with the seats up, rising to 1,680 litres when they’re folded flat. In either position, the Audi RS6 gives more than enough room for almost every occasion. Rear seat space is also very good.
Because it’s based on the A6, the Audi RS6 retains much of the original car’s usable space. That means large door bins and usable cup holders up front.
Retailing for over £85,000, the Audi RS6 Performance is certainly not what you’d call a budget option. With extras, it’ll nudge close to £100,000, which puts it in supercar territory. However, for that price tag you get one of the best engines in the business, as well as build quality that remains very high.
Of course, running costs will be high too including tax and insurance. However, a car like this isn’t bought for saving money. Yes, it’ll cost a reasonable amount to keep going, but each and every mile will be completely worth it.
The Audi RS6 Performance is ideal for someone looking to go very fast, very discreetly but with enough room for the family too. Save for the fuel economy, it’s a very practical car that just happens to have a huge amount of power to offer.
It’s an expensive car, but one that turns heads with people who have an understanding for it. For the most part, it blends in nicely as any other estate car – until the engine starts, that is.
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