The new Audi RS 6 Avant will be available to order from early 2013 with a price of around £77,000, with first deliveries expected in the summer of 2013.
The Audi RS 6 Avant is powered by a 4.0-litre TFSI biturbo V8 petrol engine which produces 560 PS with 700 Nm of torque between 1,750 and 5,500 rpm. This equates to a 0-62 mph time of 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph in standard guise – add the Dynamic package and this increases to 174 mph or the Dynamic Plus package for 189 mph. The 4.0-litre TFSI is coupled to an eight-speed tiptronic transmission with Audi’s quattro permanent all-wheel drive system.
Compared to the outgoing RS 6 Avant fuel consumption has been improved according to Audi to around 28.8 mpg on the combined cycle. This approximate 40% improvement can be attributed in part to a stop/start system and cylinder on demand (COD) technology which shuts down the half the engine when it is not needed.
The RS 6 Avant will feature adaptive air suspension controlled via Audi’s drive select adaptive dynamics system or as an option you can select sports suspension plus with Dynamic Ride Control (DRC). You can also select Dynamic Steering which allows the driver to steplessly vary the ratio and boost of the steering. It is even possible to select carbon fibre-ceramic brake discs should you require more stopping power.
Standard Equipment includes xenon plus headlights, LED rear lights, a tyre-pressure monitoring system, illuminated entry sills and the RS-specific driver’s information system. Plus parking system plus with visual and acoustic prompts, cruise control, four-zone automatic air conditioning, MMI navigation plus with MMI touch, BOSE sound system, DAB radio and Audi Music Interface (AMI).
On the options list are all-LED headlights, ceramic brakes, sports suspension plus with Dynamic Ride Control (DRC), head-up display, Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System with 15 speakers and 1,200 watts of total power.
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