2020 Audi RS 6 Avant revealed
441kW wagon is expected Down Under mid-2020.
Car enthusiasts around the world rejoice as Audi has unveiled its new 2020 RS 6 Avant, which will feature a 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8, mild hybrid system and the new RS design language.
“Throughout our 25-year RS history, the Audi RS 6 Avant is one of our absolute icons with a large global fan base,” says Oliver Hoffmann, managing director of Audi Sport.
The new Avant RS 6 benefits from Audi’s new "RS design language" meaning the front-end sees some significant changes. There will be a new bonnet with powerdome as well as headlights from the A7 model line. Designers have also taken cues from the R8 with the new RS bumper and honeycomb grille.
At the back, a roof-edge spoiler, RS-specific bumper with a rear diffuser, oval chrome tailpipes and various gloss black accents round out an aggressive visual package.
Getting from zero to 100km/h in the new RS 6 Avant will be done asap with Audi stating it is capable of an aggressive 3.6 seconds and will top out at an electronically limited 250 km/h, thanks to a 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8 which produces 441kW and 800nM of torque.
If you're a fan of speeding tickets or are planning on hitting the track, you can option a "dynamic package" which will raise the electronic limit to 280 km/h or 305km/h with the "dynamic package plus".
Power will be put to the RS 6’s full-time all-wheel-drive system via an eight-speed Tiptronic gearbox with optimised shift times as well as featuring an all-new launch control system.
To ensure a high level of comfort, adaptive air suspension comes as standard on the RS 6 Avant which will change the vehicle's ride height depending on the speed you are travelling. If you’re travelling at or above 120km/h the ride height will lower by 10 millimetres and at lower speeds, the vehicle will raise itself by 20 millimetres.
If you are looking to really make the most of the performance capabilities of the new RS6 Avant it can be optioned with "RS sport suspension plus" which features Dynamic Ride Control and uses steel springs and three-stage adjustable dampers which reduces the pitch and roll of the vehicle and allows it to hunker down on the road tightly.
Stepping inside the RS 6 Avant, the interior boasts sports seats in black pearl Nappa leather, a perforated leather sports steering wheel with multifunction buttons, MMI touch response display and can be optioned with a head-up display.
You can use Audi’s virtual cockpit to monitor and measure a plethora of information including boost pressure, power output and g-force.
With all this power and performance, the RS6 Avant will retain its practicality with 565 litres of space with the rear seats up and 1,680 litres with them folded down. The luggage compartment dimensions have also increased to make the space more useable with an extra 14mm between the wheel arches and growing to 1.99m in length. An extensive safety suite will also help to keep driver and passenger safe with Audi stating that the RS 6 Avant will have no less than 30 driver-assist systems available.
The new Audi RS 6 Avant is expected to arrive in Australia mid-2020 and for me, it can’t come soon enough.