Introducing the world's ultimate station wagon, the 2014 Audi RS6 Avant. This ushers in the third generation of this model. While not as powerful as its predecessor that packed a V10 under its hood, this latest and greatest is family friendly with its V8, an economical and sporty Audi.
As of this writing the United States may not see the RS6 Avant, but stay tuned for the RS7 that could be on the horizon. In the meantime, the car will be available in Germany beginning on or about July 1, 2013.
|Vehicle Type: Wagon||Base Price: $115,343.00|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 19.8 gals (75 L)||MPG: 20 city / 37 hwy|
|Length: 196 in. (497.9 cm)||Wheel Base: 114.7 in. (291.5 cm)|
|Height: 57.5 in. (146.1 cm)||Width: 76.2 in. (193.6 cm)|
|Unladen Weight: 4266 lbs (1935 kg)||Ground Clearance: NA|
|Luggage Capacity: 19.9 cu ft||Maximum Seating: 7 people|
|Engine: V8 TFSI Quattro||Displacement: 3993 cc|
|Horsepower: 554 HP||Max RPM: 6600 RPM|
|Torque: 518 lb-ft @ 1750-5500 rpm||Transmission: 8-Speed Tiptronic*|
|0-60 mph: 3.9 seconds||Maximum Speed: 155 mph (249 km/h)|
*"A transmission that can operate like an automatic transmission, but at the same time allows the driver to override the automatic mode by moving the shift lever into a second (Tiptronic) shift gate equipped with two spring-loaded positions: "upshift" and "downshift"."
Engine & Performance
The engine on the RS6 Avant is new. As mentioned, gone are the 10 cylinders, replaced with a 4.0L, twin turbo V8. You'll forget about those extra 2 cylinders once behind the wheel in this edition of the RS6.
It has plenty of power, offering up 554 HP. Not only is this engine fuel efficient on its own, but a cylinder deactivation system is available shutting down 4 cylinders when cruising. The engine is mated with a ZF-8 speed automatic transmission. The adaptive air suspension insures a comfortable ride.
The 2014 Audi RS6 Avant has a wider body with new front and rear facades. Traditional styling remains with the aluminum mirror caps and a pair of monster chrome tailpipes.
The front view quickly reveals a lengthier hood. The car's front appears to be ready for NASCAR than a family driveway. The apex atop the glossy black front grilles upper corners the face of this vehicle is imposing. The large matching air intake on either side does nothing to discourage the racing-like mindset.
From the side all you need to see are the black spoke 20 or 21 inch wheels that impresses you with this cars profile. The rear features a roof spoiler, slightly sheltered tail lamps and a triangle shaped bumper housing the mean oval dual exhaust.
The instrument panel of the Audi RS6 Avant has a sharp appearance assembled with red dials, white knobs and a black fascia. The RS bucket seats have been incorporated with the head rest into the seat back and the door trim is illuminated.