In yet another ‘first’, Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer today introduced the Audi RS 6 Avant, the first sportscar with an Avant body style. With sharp line frames and taut surfaces, the Audi RS 6 Avant is a stunner from every angle. The powerful Audi RS 6 Avant was unveiled by Joe King, Head, Audi India and Ace Indian Cricketer and a friend of Audi, Virat Kohli. Priced at INR 1,35,00,750 (ex-showroom New Delhi and Mumbai), the Audi RS 6 Avant is available at all Audi dealerships across India.
“Groundbreaking performance and supreme dynamism combined with excellent suitability for everyday use are the impressive features of the Audi RS 6 Avant. Embodying our philosophy of ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’, the Audi RS 6 Avant is the first sportscar in India with an Avant body style. Having set the trend of many firsts with the launch of the first compact luxury sedan in India – the Audi A3, first compact luxury open top convertible – the Audi A3 Cabriolet, India’s first production car with laser high beam lighting – the limited edition Audi R8 LMX and the introduction of the Matrix LED headlights with the Audi A8 L, we believe it’s about time to introduce the Avant to luxury connoisseurs in the country. With its low, flowing roofline, the Audi RS 6 Avant is a sure head turner from every angle. We are confident that the elegant dynamics of the car will appeal to auto enthusiasts seeking style, speed and luxury,” said Joe King, Head Audi India.
At the heart of the Audi RS 6 Avant is the 4.0 TFSI twin-turbo V8 engine which displaces 3,993 cc and develops an awesome power of 560 hp. The Audi RS 6 Avant’s performance speaks for itself – the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h takes just 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 305 km/h with the optional Dynamic Package Plus.
Pioneering Audi Cylinder on Demand (COD) technology unites dynamic performance characteristics with low fuel consumption and emissions. By deactivating four cylinders in part load operation, the Audi RS 6 Avant achieves comparatively low fuel consumption and low CO2 emissions without compromising on the superb performance potential. The RS adaptive air suspension combines air suspension with a continuously variable damper system. As it is linked into the Audi Drive Select feature, the suspension can be customized across a range of characteristics. Four modes can be selected via MMI: Auto, Comfort, Dynamic as well as Individual.
“The Audi RS 6 Avant is our fourth sportscar to be launched in India this year, after the Audi R8 LMX, the new Audi TT Coupé and the new Audi RS 7 Sportback. All these sportscars have received a phenomenal response in the market, reiterating the fact that Audi has gauged the pulse of the Indian customer right. The Audi RS 6 Avant will not only help us consolidate our leadership position in the performance car segment, but will also inspire us to continue with our commitment to bring in the right product offering at the right time for our Indian customers,“ added Joe King.
The design of the Audi RS 6 Avant epitomizes precision, superior sportiness and elegance. Sharp lines frame taut surfaces and the roofline slowly begins sloping back downward to give the car a more rugged ‘SUV’ish look. The Single-frame grille at the front gives a wider stance. The tail lamps are entirely LED, and rear dynamic turn signals are standard in combination with the Matrix LED headlights.
The elegant dynamics of the exterior design carry over to the interior of the Audi RS 6 Avant. The salient element is the “wrap-around” – an arched, horizontal line below the windshield. The cockpit is tailored to the driver, with the center console oriented in the driver’s direction.
The Audi RS 6 Avant comes with a color palette of nine standard colors and one Matt finish color. The colors include Floret Silver, Prism Silver, Glacier White, Mythos Black, Panther Black, Misano Red, Daytona Grey, Nardo Grey, Sepang Blue and Daytona Grey Matt finish. In addition, Audi also offers innumerable colors and customization options with Audi Exclusive.
Specifications: 4.0 TFSI: Bi-Turbo V8 displacing 3,993 cc | 560 HP power | 700 Nm torque | 0-100 kmph in 3.9 seconds | 305 kmph top speed | 10.41 kmpl fuel economy | Eight-speed tiptronic with a dynamic character transmission
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