The RS6 Avant was the true greyhound under a station-wagon skin. It offered the performance of a supercar and the versatility of a family car.
The RS6 was the fastest station-wagon in the world at the time of its launch. It wasn't powered by a Lamborghini engine anymore, but the car-maker installed a Bentley engine under its hood. Moreover, the RS6 was not offered as a sedan.
The Audi A6 Avant was somehow a bland looking car. It wasn't that flamboyant or exclusive. With the RS6 the things were different. It was just like it was transformed all of a sudden from Clark to Superman. The big wheels, enlarged wheel-arches, and an aggressive front bumper confirmed that the car meant business. Xenon plus headlights were standard while LED ones were on the options list. The LED daytime running lights and the LED taillights were standard.
Inside, the RS6 featured standard sport-bucket seats. The upholstery was a combination between Alcantara and leather and the main theme of the interior was black. A specific three-spoke RS steering wheel was installed. A carbon-fiber trim was available at extra cost. There was no problem with room on the back seats and the trunk was big. Not as big as in an E-Class T-Model, but bigger than in a BMW 5-Series Touring.
Under the hood, the RS6 was honored to have the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine from the Bentley Continental GT. But while the luxury coupe was offered with 507 hp, the Audi released 53 more horses. Both cars were fitted with the same 8-speed auto, but the station-wagon offered better performances.
ENGINE SPECS - 4.0L TFSI Quattro 8AT (560 HP)
|Power:||412 KW @ 5700-6600 RPM|
560 HP @ 5700-6600 RPM
553 BHP @ 5700-6600 RPM
|Torque:||516 lb-ft @ 1750-5500 RPM|
700 Nm @ 1750-5500 RPM
|Fuel System:||Turbocharged Direct Injection|
|Top Speed:||155 mph (249 km/h)|
|Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):||3.9 s|
|Drive Type:||All Wheel Drive|
|Gearbox:||8-speed automatic (tiptronic)|
|Tire Size:||275/35 ZR20|
|Length:||196 in (4978 mm)|
|Width:||76.2 in (1935 mm)|
|Height:||57.5 in (1461 mm)|
|Front/rear Track:||65.4/65.5 in (1,661/1,664 mm)|
|Wheelbase:||114.8 in (2916 mm)|
|Ground Clearance:||4.5 in (114 mm)|
|Cargo Volume:||20 cuFT (566 L)|
|Unladen Weight:||4266 lbs (1935 kg)|
|Gross Weight Limit:||5655 lbs (2565 kg)|
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
|City:||16.9 mpg US (13.9 L/100Km)|
|Highway:||31.4 mpg US (7.5 L/100Km)|
|Combined:||24 mpg US (9.8 L/100Km)|
|CO2 Emissions:||229 g/km|