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2014 Audi RS6 Avant


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The new RS6 Avant waves goodbye to the previous model's 571hp (579PS) and 650Nm (479 lbf·ft) 5.0-litre bi-turbo V10 and gains Audi's brand new twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 TFSI engine, which is said to deliver 552hp (560PS) and 700Nm (516 lb-ft).

An eight-speed automatic drives all four wheels through Audi's quattro system with a sport differential. The Über station wagon is claimed to go from zero to 100km/h (62mph) in just 3.9 seconds and top out at 304km/h (189mph), all while being able to fit up to 1,680 litres of dead hookers. By comparison, the older V10-powered RS6 Avant, completed the sprint in 4.6 seconds and had a de-restricted top speed of 274 km/h (170mph).

The design of the flagship model of the A6 series is exactly what you would expect from any member of the Audi RS family with blistered wheel arches, honeycomb inserts on the upper and lower front grilles that work together with a redesigned bumper, side skirts and a wide rear diffuser with large pipes on either side.

The RS6 Avant also gets a silver finish on the mirrors and the roof rails, a roof spoiler, larger alloy wheels shod in performance tires, and just to make sure you won't confuse it with another A6 model upon seeing it on your rear view mirror, a sizeable "quattro" logo enclosed in a silver frame on the front grille.

Inside, Audi has adorned the RS6 with all the usual bits and pieces such as a flat-bottom steering wheel, red needles on the revamped instrument panel gauges, tons of carbon fiber trims, and sports seats in a mix of leather and Alcantara.

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I can't wait to see what the tuners make of that engine, 600hp gotta be the target +++

Didn't take long :cool:

Audi thinks there's room for an even more powerful, and possibly lighter version named the RS6 Plus. The man steering the fates of Audi's Quattro division, Stephan Reil, broke the news to Car Magazine. So how much more powerful will the Plus model be? "It needs to be 8-10% to really notice it," said Reil, meaning that it will have around 600-horses under its hood…

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Erm, where does it red line?
peak output of 412 kW (560 hp) is reached between 5,700 and 6,700 rpm

It will be 6700. The S6 redlines at something unbelievably low like 6500. It seems the new 4.0 V8 turbos have a much lower redline than the old natural aspirated models - the RS4 RS5 and R8 (the swansong 4.2 V8) redline at 8500

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