Audi RS6 Avant – Laser lights, 600 hp of twin turbo v8 power and the meanest front you can imagine
When the v10 bi-turbo monster of a car was launched, I thought that Audi was mad. Who would want to buy something as crazy as this? Well, as time would tell. Many did, and now it is time for the fourth generation, and there is no denying that Audi raised the bar in all aspects.
Where do you start too look? Every angle is as bulging as a steroid pumped bodybuilder and the Daytona-grey color suitably hides the swelling body of the car. 21 inch rims comes as standard which gives you some hint of how massive the car is. The front is the masterpiece however. In all honestly, it is not a complex design, but the angles are so well put together that the front has a frame around it. I particularly like that Audi took the front lights from the A7 and bolted them on the new RS6. That means that you can get laser headlights with loads of unique features. Does it sound gimmicky? Yes, but it also sounds cool. The rear “mustache” like part that is very similar to the one in the Audi RS3 which I would get in black since it is a bit too flashy for my taste.
The biggest step up in my opinion is in reality the interior. Audi has stuck to the same bolted on infotainment system and the same design for over a decade. With the new A6, the RS6 was bound to be treated with the updated interior, and what a sight it is. Perforated and ventilated leather seats are just beautiful, but the more sophisticated and advanced interior is what strikes me the most. Amazing attention to details with high quality materials is a must, but Audi nailed it with this interior.
I am happy to announce that the engine is still v8. That means 600 hp and 800 Nm of twin turbo goodness and a 0-100 km/h in 3.6 seconds. The rev limit at standstill has, to cope with the emission laws, been decreased to around 3000 rpm. The top speed is, if you pay extra, raised to 305 with the “dynamic package plus”. Believe it or not. This is actually a hybrid. The batteries charge by releasing the gas pedal and using this power when needed. However, the customer that buys this car wont give a single thought about this. The car also has 4 wheel steering to decrease the turning radius and increase the responsiveness of the car during “dynamic” driving, which is needed since this car should weigh in the 2 ton area.
The car is set to come at the beginning of 2020 and the price is not official yet, but should be in the 85 – 90 thousand euro mark.