2013 Audi RS6 Avant unveiled. 0-100km/h in 3.9s


Audi has officially unveiled the 2013 Audi RS6 Avant. Described as a “high-performance sports car for everyday use,” the super-fast wagon will hit 100km/h from a standstill in a blistering 3.9 seconds, and storms towards a top speed of 250km/h (155mph).

It will hit 280km/h (174mph) with the optional Dynamic Package, and 305km/h (190mph) with the optional Dynamic Plus Package.

Powering the RS6 Avant is Audi’s 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 that generates 412kW (560hp) and 700Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. It is mated to an 8-speed tiptronic gearbox and quattro all-wheel drive system with a torque vectoring differential.

The car rides on specially developed adaptive air suspension with a 20mm reduced ride height. Stopping power comes courtesy of high-performance brakes, but Audi also offers carbon ceramic brakes as an option. Customers can also specify an optional sport suspension that uses steel springs and three-way adjustable shock absorbers for reduced body roll and increased stability.

The high-performance executive express features an unmistakable Audi fascia, with aggressive front air intakes, matte aluminium trim and a honeycomb grille. At the back, there’s a roof mounted spoiler, a gloss black rear diffuser, a pair of dual exhaust system and RS 20-inch alloy wheels.

Inside, all the driver and all three passengers are cocooned in a pair of leather/Alcantara clad sports seats. The classy cabin is splashed with metallic accents and carbon fibre trims for a sportier feel. There’s also a flat-bottomed sports steering wheel, illuminated sill plates and an MMI navigation plus infotainment system.

If that isn’t enough, Audi also offers a host of tantalising options, including LED headlights, a Head-up Display, a 15-speaker 1,200 watts Bang & Olufsen sound system and internet connectivity.

The Audi RS6 Avant will be launched in Australia at the end of 2013, with full pricing and specifications to be announced closer to launch.

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