Published on April 12th, 2013 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Audi Shows All New RS6 Avant
The new Audi RS6 Avant unites 560hp of power and 700Nm of torque with unrestricted practicality for everyday use and leisure. Developed and built by quattro GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of AUDI AG, this high-performance Avant offers superior performance and ground breaking efficiency. Its twin-turbo V8 averages 9.8 liters of fuel per 100 km over a combined cycle. Aluminum and high-end steels in the body have reduced the vehicle’s weight.
The new Audi RS6 Avant is self-assured and powerful. From a displacement of 3,993 cc, the direct-fuel-injection twin-turbo V8 delivers 560hp and a constant 700Nm of torque between 1,750 and 5,500 rpm. Positioned in the cylinder banks’ 90-degree V, two twin-scroll turbochargers ensure that considerable torque is generated quickly. This large Avant accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in just 3.9 seconds. On request, Audi will increase the car’s top speed from 250km/h to 280km/h or even a staggering 305km/h. Average fuel consumption is 9.8liters per 100 kilometers – 30 percent less than the previous model.
The cylinder on demand (COD) system, which temporarily switches off four cylinders during part-load operation, is a deciding factor in this efficiency. Active engine mounts apply targeted counter pulses to attenuate the minor vibrations that occur during these phases. COD technology reduces standard fuel consumption by around five percent; driving at moderate speeds can achieve up to twelve percent.
Thanks to a sportily tuned 8-speed tiptronic with a tall eighth gear, the power of the 4.0 TFSI is transferred to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive, which makes use of a refined center differential. Torque vectoring, an intelligent software solution, aids the quattro drivetrain. If desired, Audi will supplement quattro with a sport differential to actively distribute power between the rear wheels.
Standard equipment for this new high-performance Avant also includes RS adaptive air suspension. This firmly tuned suspension with controlled damping lowers the vehicle body by 20 millimeters (0.79 in). It is managed by the Audi drive select dynamics system, as are the sport differential and dynamic steering, which adjusts the steering ratio to the vehicle’s speed. The driver can switch between several modes of operation. Audi offers a taut RS Sport suspension plus with Dynamic Ride Control (DRC) as an alternative to the RS adaptive air suspension.
The new Audi RS6 Avant boasts 20-inch forged wheels fitted with 275/35 R 20 tires as standard. 21-inch wheels with 285/30 R 21 tires are also available. Six-piston brake calipers encircle the front brake discs in a wave design and measure 390 millimeters in diameter. Audi offers optional 420-millimeter carbon-fiber ceramic discs for the front axle. Electronic Stabilization Control (ESC) features a sport mode that can be completely deactivated. The new Audi RS6 Avant was designed with an exclusive clientele in mind. Its primary target group consists of customers who value technology, motorsports and design.