Audi India has expanded its product portfolio with the launch of the RS6 Avant in India. Priced at Rs 1.35 crore (ex-showroom Delhi), this is the first car from the German manufacturer in the performance estate segment.
The whole intention of launching a car in this segment is because Audi wants to test this body style before it plans to get its regular estate variants to India. Based on the A6 sedan, the RS6 Avant is a performance station wagon version and that’s why its overall design language is very similar to the sedan. The Indian market has never seen a high-performance estate car and the RS6 is one of the first ones to be introduced in India. Like its flagship model, the RS6 Avant gets the matrix LED headlamps. This estate car comes with 560 litres of boot space, but when the second row is folded, the customer can use upto 1,800 litres of boot space.
The Audi RS6 Avant is powered by a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 engine that produces 552bhp between 5,700rpm and 6,600rpm and peak torque of 700Nm between 1,750rpm and 5,500rpm. This engine is mated to an eight-speed ZF transmission that sends power to all four wheels through a Quattro four-wheel-drive system. The RS6 Avant can accelerate from 0 to 100kmph in just 3.9 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 250kmph. Audi has used intelligent composite construction for the RS6’s architecture, to help keep the weight at bay. The RS6 Avant sports cylinder-on demand technology, where only four cylinders operate most of the time, with the intake and exhaust valves of two cylinders per side closing off when not needed. Additionally, this car is equipped with start-stop system that helps in less fuel consumption.
The Audi RS6 Avant is being sold as a completely-built-up (CBU) unit and will be available through all Audi dealerships.