The new Audi RS4 Avant and RS6 Avant are high-performance sports cars for everyday use. The sprint from 0 to 100 km/h takes just 4.7 and 3.9 seconds for the RS4 Avant and the RS6 Avant respectively thanks to their high-revving 450 hp V8 FSI and powerful twin-turbo 560 hp V8 engines.
The Audi RS4 and RS6 with the Avant body style will be available for the first time ever in the Middle East when they arrive in the first quarter of 2013 and 2014 respectively. Prices and specifications have not been announced yet.
Their character and uncompromisingly sporty tuning is the work of quattro GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AUDI AG. The company’s RS models with their powerful engines form the dynamic spearhead of the model program. The abbreviation “RS” stands for the most powerful version of a model series, for quattro permanent all-wheel drive, for extreme handling, for an understated appearance and for full everyday utility.
The new RS6 Avant is lighter and more efficient than the previous model, and performance has been improved once again. The 4.0 TFSI, which debuted last year, is a perfect example of Audi’s downsizing strategy in the high-performance category. In the Audi RS6 Avant, the twin-turbo V8 delivers confidence-inspiring power in every driving situation from its displacement of 3,993 cc. Peak output of 560 hp is reached between 5,700 and 6,700 rpm, with a constant 700 Nm of torque available between 1,750 and 5,500 rpm.
The powerful twin-turbo V8 accelerates the new Audi RS6 Avant from zero to 100 km/h in a best-in-segment 3.9 seconds. In the standard configuration, top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h. This is increased to 280 km/h with the optional Dynamic package. With the Dynamic plus package, Audi reigns in the engine only upon reaching 305 km/h. Fuel consumption has been reduced by roughly 40 percent compared to the previous model. According to the European driving cycle, the high-performance Avant consumes on average just 9.8 liters of fuel per 100 km.
First introduced 12 years ago, the RS4 Avant is a modern classic. Audi presents the third generation of the car, with a high-revving V8 FSI developing 450 hp at 8,250 rpm and 430 Nm of torque, a high-performance drivetrain and a diverse range of assistance and infotainment technologies.
The normally aspirated, high-revving V8 accelerates the top-of-the-line Avant from zero to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds on its way to a governed top speed of 250 km/h. This can be increased to 280 km/h upon request. However, average fuel consumption is a mere 10.7 liters of fuel per 100 km. With its long top gear, the standard seven-speed S tronic contributes to the good fuel economy. Launch Control manages starts with optimal traction at the push of a button.
Numerous RS-specific design details underscore the distinctive appearance of the Audi RS models. Most noticeable are the matte aluminum applications on the body, the high-gloss black protective grille at the front of the car, the bumpers, the fender, sill flares and the large roof spoiler. At the rear of the car, the diffuser and the two large, elliptical exhaust tailpipes make a bold statement.