New Audi RS6 Avant Revealed, Priced at £77,000

New Audi RS6 Avant

Audi has revealed the new third-generation RS6 Avant, which is available to order from early 2013 priced at approximately £77,000, with first UK deliveries next summer.

The new RS6 Avant is no longer powered by a 5.0-litre V10 engine. Instead a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 is found under the bonnet, delivering 552bhp and 700 Nm of torque. 0-62 mph comes in just 3.9 seconds, top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph, but can be increased on demand to 174mph or 189mph.

The new car weighs 100kg less than its predecessor and combined fuel economy is 28.8mpg.

At low to intermediate loads and engine speeds, the new twin-turbo V8 shuts down the intake and exhaust valves of cylinders 2, 3, 5 and 8, running then as a four-cylinder engine until the driver accelerates more forcibly again.

Part of the RS6 formula are also eight-speed tiptronic transmission, quattro all-wheel-drive with sport differential, RS-specific adaptive air suspension with option of steel-sprung suspension incorporating Dynamic Ride Control.

RS-specific design elements include matte aluminium applications on the body, the matte black honeycomb radiator grille at the front of the car, new bumpers, the wings, sill flares, large roof spoiler, rear diffuser and two large elliptical exhaust tailpipes.

The RS6 Avant is an impressive super family car, that can show its tail lights to a long list of sports car, while offering up to 1,680 litres of luggage space with the split rear seat folded.

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