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Audi RS6 in Austin Yellow Is Not the BMW M4 You Are Looking For

Why would you ever search Google for "Austin Yellow" unless there is something really cool in Texas or you want to look at the BMW M4 Coupe. This tone of metallic color with a hint of gold in it is the color chosen by the Bavarians for their performance two-door and it's also a throwback to the E46 era.
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Together with its Yas Marina Blue M3 counterpart, the yellow M4 paraded itself across the Internet, spreading the news about its carbon fiber roof and the powerful new 3.0-liter engine. So we could never associate Austin Yellow with Audi.

But if you're crazy enough to Google that color on an Audi model, you are very likely to stumble upon this RS6 Avant. Honestly, we're not surprised in the slightest that somebody ordered such an awkward combination, since there's an RS4 model too.

Once again, Audi Forum Neckarsulm is the venue where the delivery of an Audi Exclusive model takes place. But the RS6 has more power, more space, and more presence.

As you all know, a 4.0-liter twin-turbo heart resides under that hood. Audi has just updated it to 605 PS, but we guess this one still packs "only" 560 PS. With 0 to 100 km/h taking 3.9 seconds, this family wagon has what it needs to race a Jaguar F-Type. Sure, it costs about €35,000 more than the RS4, but the performance you get is worth it.

Meanwhile, standard cylinder deactivation ensures emissions can be as low as 223 grams of CO2 per kilometer. Let's just hope they don't make a recall about that.

It's projects like these ones that prove Germany has some of the most loyal Audi fans in the world. You have to imagine the RS6 starts at €110,000 plus options. Somebody looked at this relatively old sports wagon and said "no, I don't want Mercedes S500 or BMW 750i."

Editor's note: Audi also sells a color called Vegas Yellow. What is it with American cities and German cars?

 
 
 
 
 

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