The powerful Audi RS6 Avant is being showcased at the Geneva Motor Show and serves as an example of the brands downsizing strategy in the high performance category.
2014 Audi RS6 Avant takes power to new levelEngine Capability
The powerful Audi RS6 Avant is fitted with a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 engine that develops 412kW with a maximum torque figure of 700Nm. The unit is mated to an 8-speed tiptronic gearbox and proprietary Quattro AWD system with a torque vectoring differential.
This powerful sports wagon accelerates from zero to 100km/h in 3.9 seconds and reaches an impressive top speed of 305km/h with the Dynamic Plus package. In standard guise, the top speed is limited to 250km/h. Fuel consumption is rated at 9.8-litres/100km.
Exterior Styling Features
The new Audi RS6 Avant weighs less than its predecessor and comes with body accents in matt aluminium or carbon appearance packages. The packages include the high gloss black protective grille at the front of the car, the bumpers, the fender, sill flares and the large roof spoiler.
TheAudi RS6 Avant rides on 20-inch alloy wheels in a seven-spoke design and is the first model from Audi to come standard with a specifically tuned air suspension. Completing the look of the sporty yet elegant car is the diffuser, two large elliptical exhaust tailpipes and Quattro badges on the central front air inlet.
The new Audi RS6 Avant is available in nine exterior colours, including the exclusive shade 'Daytona Gray matte'.
Interior Styling Features
Inside, the Audi RS6 Avant features a flat-bottom three-spoke multi-function steering wheel and black-faced instrument dials with white dials and red needles. The tachometer, MMI displays and the Driver Information System feature the RS logo, while the black Alcantara leather sport seats feature side bolsters, integrated head restraints and a diamond quilting feature in the centre of the seats.
Additional features include cruise control, three-zone automatic air conditioning, MMI navigation plus with MMI touch and a 10-speaker Audi sound system.
The retractable monitor sports a piano finish while the interior door openers feature a delicate double-bar design.
Standard and Optional Features
Standard features include two sportily moulded rear seats, xenon plus headlights, LED rear lights, a tyre pressure control system and standard carbon inlays with six additional materials available as options.
Optional features comprise of LED headlights in a unique design, ceramic brake discs with anthracite grey painted callipers, a three person bench seat and power-adjustable deluxe seats with memory function.
Also available as an option are 21-inch cast wheels in either high gloss silver, polished black or titanium look.