NEW RS6 IN SA: With 565 litres space and 412kW on tap, the Audi RS6 offers a great combination of sport. Image: Quikpic
CAPE TOWN - Audi South Africa has launched the newest addition to its local RS family - the 2015 RS6 Avant.
Following the recent facelift to its A6 range earlier in 2015, Audi says the new RS6 Avant "pushes the goal posts further in terms of design and performance".
Powered by a 4.0 litre turbocharged petrol unit capable of 412kW/700Nm, it sprints to 0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds. It's mated to an eight-speed tiptronic, Quattro all-wheel drive and centre differential.
305km/h top speed
Top speed is limited to 250km/h though the optional dynamic package removes its muzzle and owners can, says, Audi, reach 305km/h.
It's station wagon and as a result has a cavernous boot; Audi claims its RS6 has 565 litres of luggage space that can be increase to 1680 litres with the seats folded.
Audi claims its RS6 uses 9.8 litres/100km due to the automaker's cylinder-on-demand technology. The system cuts four of the eight cylinders, depending on driving conditions, to reduce consumption.
Wheels24's Sean Parker spotted the media test unit earlier in September.
The RS6 sports a wider front and rear track, bigger wheel arches and new 21" alloys. It has assertive styling to front and rear, RS badging, twin RS exhaust pipes and brushed-aluminium exterior trim.
NEW RS6: Alcantara leather seats and brushed-aluminium interior make the RS6 a comfortable sports wagon. Image: Audi
Audi RS6 Avant 4.0T FSI Quattro tiptronic - R1 465 000
Available with a five-year or 100 000km freeway plan
• RS-tuned air suspension
• Full LED headlights
• MMI 3G Navigation with MMI touch
• Audi connect
• 360 deg camera with "topview"
• RS sport seats with Alcantara leather upholstery
• Electrically operated tailgate
• Quattro sports differential
• 21" light alloy wheels
• Aluminium styling package with quattro wording on front bumper
• RS-braking system with “wave” design discs
• Audi drive select with efficiency mode
• USB interface for connecting external media devices
• Cruise control
• Bluetooth interface
• Interior lighting package
• Sideguard airbag system
• Front electric seats with memory function
• Four-zone air-conditioner
• Storage package
• Three-spoke multi-function steering wheel with paddle shifts