Fans of immensely powered estate cars can rejoice in the news that the Audi RS6 Avant will arrive in Australia in November this year. That’s a bit earlier than previously expected too.
Audi Australia is keeping mum on exact specification details but says you should start to budget for a list price of around $230,000 for the RS6 Avant.
In return you’ll be blessed with 412kW of power and 700Nm of torque courtesy of Audi’s 4.0 litre twin turbo V8. If you’re running late getting the kids to school you can rest easy in the knowledge that you need just 3.9 seconds to reach 100km/h.
Yet, if you’re expecting the RS6 to have true sportscar pretensions Autocar says you may be best to look for alternatives:
If your relationship with cars (and roads) is a little less one-dimensional, a little less concerned with outright speed and a little more involved with the nuance, flavour and entertainment of actually driving, then, once again, your money is better parked elsewhere.
The duff Dynamic steering must shoulder some of the blame for this, but even beyond its ham-fistedness the RS6 does seem like a car intent on showing what it can do to you rather than what you can do with it.
The only thing we’d add to that is presumably any buyer out there willing to spend a quarter of a million bucks on a station wagon probably already has a more suitable and dynamic sportscar waiting for them in their garage. So, for a highway weapon able to chew up miles with ease, we think the RS6 Avant would be a fine option.
Audi’s New RS6 Avant on the Starting Blocks for Australia
April 11 2013
- All-new RS 6 Avant to be launched Downunder in November 2013
- An incredible 412kW and 700 Nm from its 4.0 litre V8 engine, with cylinder on demand technology
- Audi Australia’s Managing Director, Andrew Doyle, says the company welcomes this impressive new top model to the range
Audi’s all new RS 6 Avant has been launched internationally. This superlative sportscar is heading to Australia for a local launch in November 2013.
Boasting a massive power output of 412 kW and 700 Nm of torque, this incredible performance car is available in Avant-body style only and joins the Audi RS 4 Avant as one of the company’s most impressive achievements – a truly practical sportscar.
With a capacious load-carrying area in the rear of the RS 6 Avant, this all new model, like its smaller sibling, is extremely versatile yet gives nothing away in terms of pure sports performance. The RS 6 Avant accelerates from 0 – 100km/h in just 3.9 seconds.
Audi Australia’s Andrew Doyle says the RS 6 Avant is sure to find favour in Australia because it’s the ‘ultimate’ compromise – a car that performs brilliantly, yet has the practicality of an SUV, in an Avant body-style.
“The all new RS 6 Avant will be a very welcome addition to our high performance vehicle line-up in Australia. It will join the RS 4 Avant, the TT RS plus and the new R8 model – all of which have been introduced in the first quarter of this year to Australian audiences,” Mr Doyle said.
“Without a doubt, 2013 is a year when Audi will introduce a host of extreme performance vehicles to the Australian market. In addition to our RS 4 Avant, TT RS plus and R8, we will also be bringing the all new RS 5 Cabriolet in July.”
“There will be no shortage of choice from the Audi range for those dynamically-minded customers wanting to make the most of high-performance, combined with everyday driving capacity. This model will further cement our reputation as a manufacturer of the highest quality, sports vehicles,” Mr Doyle said.
Whilst exact pricing and specification are yet to be announced for this sporty top model of the A6 range, it is expected to debut around $230,000 + MLP.
The RS 6 Avant is expected to carry a very high level of specification as befits it’s ‘supercar’ badge including 360 degree camera, 20-inch wheels, carbon inlays, adaptive air suspension, digital TV + navigation plus, Audi connect features and an optional Dynamic Ride Control feature and matt quattro styling package.
The previous RS 6 Avant was sold in Australia between late 2008 until 2010. Around 65 units were sold in just over two years.