Geneva Motor Show: 2013 Audi RS 6 Avant features better performance than previous model

Article by Anita Panait, on March 6, 2013

2013 Audi RS 6 Avant boasts of better performance than the previous model. Letting numbers speak, the Audi RS 6 Avant could accelerate from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in just 3.9 seconds, and could achieve a top speed of 305 km/h (189.52 mph).  While the Audi RS 6 Avant’s engine, a 4.0 TFSI, produces 412 kW (560 hp) of power, its average fuel consumption is just 9.8 liters per 100 kilometers or equivalent to 24 US mpg.

The new high-performance Audi RS 6 Avant sports car features a dynamic sporty tuning thanks to quattro GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Audi AG. The RS models run by high-powered engines comprise the forefront of the model program, as the abbreviation “RS” refers to the most powerful version of a model series; to quattro permanent all-wheel drive; to extreme handling; to an understated appearance; and to full everyday utility.

The 4.0 TFSI engine is an ideal example of Audi’s downsizing strategy in the high-performance category. The twin-turbo V8 that powers the new Audi RS 6 Avant could provide awe-inspiring power for every driving situation, thanks to its displacement of 3,993 cc. The engine reaches a maximum 412 kW (560 hp) of output between 5,700 and 6,600 rpm, with a constant 700 Nm (516.29 lb-ft) of torque available between 1,750 and 5,500 rpm.

The engine is able to quickly develop impressive pulling power develops thanks to the two large twin-scroll turbochargers mounted together with the intercooler in the inside V of the cylinder banks. The exhaust side of the cylinder heads is also placed on the inside, with the intake side outside. This allows for a compact design and short gas paths with minimal flow losses.

Avant, in the simplest terms, means stylistically advanced. The word is apt and does justice to the new Audi RS6 Avant. With wings, wheel arches, and sills made larger than the previous model, the new RS6 Avant guarantees better performance compared to its predecessor.

Stylistically, the Audi RS6 Avant shows off a more evolved look- muscular and sporty as manifested in its flat D-pillars, single frame grille, long hood, and large wheelbase measuring 9.56 ft. The single frame grille lining the front end comes with RS bumper with large air inlets and upper corners that have been angled to give the RS6 Avant a look of sophistication. This and other nuances in the design give the RS6 a character and personality of its own- front blade, high-gloss black front honeycomb grille, window capping strips, roof rail and matt aluminum look outside mirrors housings.

At the rear of the new Audi RS6 Avant prominently features a large RS roof spoiler, the shaded tail lights and the angular bumpers. Accompanying two large, elliptical tailpipe trims are vertical fin diffusers. To further amplify its proud brand name and heritage, the Audi RS6 Avant is marked by RS6 badges both at the front and back and the prominent quattro logo found in the central front air-intake ducts.

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