“Throughout a 25-year RS history, a Audi RS 6 Avant is one of a comprehensive icons with a vast tellurian fan base,” says Oliver Hoffmann, Managing Director of Audi Sport GmbH. “We will also be charity a RS 6 Avant in North America for a really initial time. As such, we will be drumming into a new marketplace with outrageous intensity and generating serve growth.”
Broad and powerful: a extraneous settlement
The physique style, that is singular in a segment, proves alluring a impulse we set eyes on a new Audi RS 6 Avant, even when stationary. The RS indication sports an emphatically differentiated settlement compared with a A6 Avant bottom model. With a difference of a front doors, roof and tailgate, a extraneous is done adult usually of RS-specific parts. The body, that has been widened around 40 millimeters (1.6 in) on any side with a extended flared turn arches, emphasizes a particular impression of a high-performance Avant. The 22-inch wheels intensify a distinguished proportions.
The whole front-end is differentiated to a maximum, providing a particular demeanour within a A6 indication line. In serve to a new hood together with powerdome, a RS 6 Avant also adopts a front headlights from a A7 indication line. These not usually come with a flatter, sportier expression, though also offer a choice of a RS Matrix LED laser headlight with darkened trims as an additional USP of a RS 6 Avant in a A6 family. Similar to a LED back lights, they underline a energetic spin vigilance along with RS-specific sequencing when a car is sealed and unlocked.
The three-dimensional honeycomb structure within a Singleframe griddle is finished in shimmer black. In multiple with a most agree and wider geometry, this reinforces a jaunty demeanour of a RS 6 Avant (combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 11,7 – 11,5 (20.1 – 20.5 US mpg); total CO2 emissions in g/km: 268 – 263 (431.3 – 423.3 g/mi)). The Singleframe approximate and a quattro trademark in a fender have been eliminated. Below a customary LED headlights, side atmosphere inlets open on a strikingly drawn new RS fender and extend roughly into a revoke corner of a headlights. The designers have taken their evidence from a front-end of a Audi R8 supercar (combined fuel expenditure in l/100km: 13.3 – 12.9 (17.7 – 18.2 US mpg); total CO2 emissions in g/km: 301 – 293 (484.4 – 471.5 g/mi)).
The evil Avant conformation dominates in a side perspective – elongated front section, long, true roofline and prosaic D pillars, that rest on a quattro blisters. The RS-specific sills with black inserts visually stress on a flanks a conspicuous brazen thrust. The energetic rear-end consists of a roof corner spoiler and an RS-specific fender with back diffuser and settlement elements in shimmer black. In hallmark RS style, a RS empty complement flows on both sides into oval chrome-colored tailpipes – an RS competition empty complement with black tailpipes is accessible as an option.
Supreme appetite package: a engine
The 4.0 TFSI in a new Audi RS 6 Avant delivers 441 kW (600 metric hp) and 800 Nm (590.0 lb-ft) of torque, that is confirmed during this high spin between 2,050 and 4,500 rpm. In only 3.6 seconds a high-performance hire car sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph). And in a small 12 seconds a RS 6 Avant reaches 200 km/h (124.3 mph). Top speed is electronically governed during 250 km/h (155.3 mph). With a discretionary energetic package, a RS hire car does adult to 280 km/h (174.0 mph) or even adult to 305 km/h (189.5 mph) with a energetic package plus.
Thanks to a 48 volt categorical electrical complement a twin-turbo V8 combines limit opening with high efficiency. A belt alternator starter lies during a heart of a mild hybrid complement (MHEV). Up to 12 kW of appetite can be recovered during light deceleration and stored in a apart lithium-ion battery. If a motorist takes their feet off a accelerator during a speed between 55 and 160 km/h (34.2 to 99.4 mph), a expostulate government selects one of dual options: Depending on a pushing conditions and environment in a Audi expostulate select a new RS 6 Avant recovers appetite or coasts adult to 40 seconds with a engine switched off. Pressing a accelerator creates a belt alternator starter restart a engine. MHEV record allows for start/stop operation during speeds of adult to 22 km/h (13.7 mph). Fuel assets of adult to 0.8 liters per 100 kilometers are probable in bland driving.
The cylinder on approach (COD) complement is also onboard as another potency component. At low by middle bucket and speed, it deactivates cylinders 2, 3, 5 and 8 in a high gears by switching off injection and ignition and shutting a intake and empty valves. In four-cylinder operation a doing points in a active cylinders are replaced toward aloft loads in areas of a evil map with aloft efficiency, while a deactivated cylinders mostly run but losses, like gas springs. When a motorist presses a accelerator pedal, they are reactivated instantly.
For all a potency a 4.0 TFSI develops a sporty, saturated V8 sound. The motorist can change a engine sound regulating a Audi expostulate select system. The discretionary RS competition empty complement with black tailpipe trims ensures a limit sporty sound experience. In a customizable RS1 and RS2 modes, business confirm themselves either a sound should be sporty or balanced.
The customary eight-speed tiptronic with optimized change times transmits a appetite of a 4.0 TFSI to a quattro permanent all-wheel drive. The expostulate army are distributed to a front and back shaft in a ratio of 40:60 around a all-mechanical core differential. If one turn slips, some-more expostulate torque automatically goes to a shaft with a improved traction. Up to 70 percent can upsurge to a front wheels and adult to 85 percent to a back wheels.
The wheel-selective torque control optimizes a flexible and protected doing of a new RS 6 Avant – it brakes a wheels with reduced bucket on a inside of a hook somewhat before they can start to spin. The quattro competition differential in a discretionary energetic package and energetic package and shifts a expostulate torque when cornering during speed as compulsory between a back wheels, so improving traction, fortitude and dynamics.
Even some-more agile: a suspension
On a new RS 6 Avant (combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 11,7 – 11,5 (20.1 – 20.5 US mpg); total CO2 emissions in g/km: 268 – 263 (
431.3 – 423.3 g/mi)), a front and back axles use a five-link settlement to hoop a prompted longitudinal and cross army separately. The linkages and a subframes are done mostly of aluminum. The line breadth is 1,668 millimeters (5.5 ft) front and 1,650 millimeters (5.4 ft) rear.
The customary RS adaptive atmosphere suspension with tranquil damping was tuned privately for a RS and provides, interjection to a new atmosphere open procedure with a 50 percent aloft open rate, a tip speed of 305 km/h (189.5 mph) for a initial time in and with a energetic package plus. It can be set to several modes and includes involuntary spin control. The physique of a new RS 6 Avant is 20 millimeters (0.8 in) revoke than on a Audi A6 Avant with customary suspension; during speeds of 120 km/h (74.6 mph) and above, it is lowered by another 10 millimeters (0.4 in). A lift mode raises a car by 20 millimeters (0.8 in) during low speed. The really far-reaching widespread of a RS competition atmosphere cessation offers a motorist a giveaway choice between long-distance comfort and limit performance.
The RS competition cessation and with Dynamic Ride Control (DRC) is accessible as an alternative. It uses steel springs and three-stage tractable dampers that are connected to one another around erratic oil lines and a executive valve. When cornering during speed, a valves umpire a oil upsurge in a check of a spring-deflected front turn during a outward of a curve. They boost a support supposing and revoke representation and hurl movements. This lets a RS 6 Avant (combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 11,7 – 11,5 (20.1 – 20.5 US mpg); total CO2 emissions in g/km: 268 – 263 (431.3 – 423.3 g/mi)) cuddle a highway some-more firmly and improves handling. A new check era with integrated control valve ensures most some-more conspicuous widespread between a particular modes of a Audi expostulate name system.
The new RS 6 Avant comes customary with a sporty progressive steering with a approach ratio. The complement develops significantly aloft lapse army with augmenting steering angle for accurate steering feedback. Its newly grown appetite support directly connects a motorist and road. Optionally with a energetic package and energetic package and a new RS 6 Avant comes with dynamic all-wheel steering. It combines energetic steering during a front axle, that uses an forever non-static aria call gearing, with a apart back shaft steering complement with a shaft expostulate and line rods. At low speeds, a back wheels spin as most as 5 degrees in a conflicting instruction relations to a front wheels. This reduces a branch turn by as most as one scale (3.3 ft), creation a RS 6 Avant some-more flexible in city trade and parsimonious curves. At middle and high speeds, a back wheels spin by as most as dual degrees in a same instruction – compelling fortitude quite when changing march quickly.
The motorist can change a impression of their RS 6 Avant regulating a Audi expostulate select energetic doing system. Six profiles are available: comfort, auto, dynamic, efficiency, and a away configurable RS-specific RS1 and RS2 modes, that can be activated directly regulating a “RS MODE” steering turn button. This automatically opens a RS-specific displays in a Audi practical cockpit. The Audi expostulate select energetic doing complement influences a engine and delivery management, a appetite steering, a suspension, a energetic all-wheel steering, a quattro competition differential, a engine sound and a characteristics of a involuntary atmosphere conditioning. The RS2 mode exists privately to change a Electronic Stabilization Control (ESC) directly during a pull of a button.
The new RS 6 Avant is propitious customary with 21-inch expel aluminum wheels in 10-spoke star design, that are shod with 275/35 distance tires. An RS-specific turn in 22-inch 5-V-spoke trapezoid settlement with 285/30 tires is accessible as an option, in a choice of silver, matt titanium look, shimmer incited finish, and shimmer anthracite black, shimmer incited finish. The calipers of a RS steel stop complement with ventilated and seperated discs (420 millimeters (16.5 in) front, 370 millimeters (14.6 in) rear) are embellished black as customary and are optionally accessible in red. With a discretionary RS ceramic brakes, a calipers come in a choice of gray, red or blue. Their discs magnitude 440 millimeters (17.3 in) (front) and 370 millimeters (14.6 in) (rear). The newly grown RS ceramic stop complement weighs around 34 kilograms (75.0 lb) less than a steel counterpart, so shortening unsprung masses. The Electronic Stabilization Control (ESC) facilities a competition mode or can be switched off entirely.
Sporty and variable: a interior
The pioneering interior settlement accentuates with a motorist course and a inlays in aluminum race, anthracite a sporty impression of a new RS 6 Avant(combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 11,7 – 11,5 (20.1 – 20.5 US mpg); total CO2 emissions in g/km: 268 – 263 (423.3 – 431.3 g/mi)). With a plane fixing and a tiered, three-dimensional structure, a instrument row appears light and sleek. The user interface of a all-digital doing complement harmonizes with a transparent black-panel design. The tip MMI touch response arrangement is incorporated roughly invisibly into a black-panel architecture. The “RS Monitor” arrangement provides a motorist with a choice of carrying a tip arrangement yield an overview of a heat standing of a expostulate components, a limit g acceleration total along with information on tire vigour and temperature.In a Audi practical cockpit, special RS displays yield information on tire pressure, torque, appetite output, engine oil temperature, boost pressure, path timings, acceleration measurements and g forces. The change light arrangement prompts a motorist to upshift when a limit engine speed is reached. The discretionary RS Matrix LED laser headlight also provides several RS-specific striking displays.
The entirely seperated competition leather steering wheel, flattened during a bottom, with new vast RS change paddles done of aluminum, facilities multifunction buttons that concede a motorist to also directly name a new Audi expostulate name RS1 and RS2 modes. RS and RS 6 logos accoutre a interior on a steering wheel, seats and a bright front doorway sill trims. The Audi Sport button is projected onto a highway when a front or back doors are opened.
The competition seats in black pearl Nappa leather/Alcantara come with RS embossing and rhombus pattern. As an option, RS competition seats are accessible in seperated Valcona leather with honeycomb settlement and RS embossing. Their puncture also allows movement for a initial time.
Two RS settlement packages, red and gray, move tone and additional sportiness into a interior – with this option, a steering turn rim, rigging push gaiter and knee pads are in Alcantara with resisting stitching. Belt straps with tone circumference and RS building mats turn out a package. Inlays in carbon, timber natural, gray-brown, or matt aluminum supplement serve customization options.
The new RS 6 Avant is even roomier inside. The luggage cell has a ability of between 565 (20.0 cu ft) and 1,680 liters (59.3 cu ft), a loading breadth between a turn arches is now 1.05 meters (3.4 ft), 14 millimeters (0.6 in) larger than a prior model. The split-folding back chair dais in a ratio 40:20:40 can be expelled and folded conveniently from a luggage compartment. A appetite tailgate and luggage cell cover are standard. In multiple with a discretionary preference key, sensor control allows a tailgate to be non-stop with a feet gesture. The discretionary swiveling trailer towing join facilities an electric recover function. Also accessible as an choice is a camera-based trailer assist, that helps a motorist when reversing and maneuvering with a trailer.
Large choice: infotainment, support systems, colors and materials
The new RS 6 Avant comes with endless comfort, connectivity and motorist support equipment. In this way, it combines unchanging sportiness with total long-distance capability and assists a motorist in many situations. More than 30 support systems are accessible – including adaptive journey assist, intersection assist, line change warning, quell warning and 360 grade cameras.
The paint operation for a new Audi RS 6 Avant (combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 11,7 – 11,5 (20.1 – 20.5 US mpg); total CO2 emissions in g/km: 268 – 263 (431.3 – 423.3 g/mi)), comes with thirteen colors, including a dual RS-specific colors Nardo gray and Sebring black, clear outcome along with a choice of 5 matt outcome paint finishes. The extraneous counterpart housings come customary in black, and are optionally also accessible in a physique tone or matt aluminum. The matt aluminum, black and CO styling packages change a straight blades, a plane splitter, a sill inserts, roof rails and window container trims as good as a back diffuser trim. The Audi rings and a RS logos during a front and back can also be finished in shimmer black as an choice for a black and CO styling packages. The Audi disdainful operation offers countless other customization options.