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[b][size=6]2014 Audi RS6 Avant officially unveiled[/size][/b]

[i]Hot on the heels of this afternoon's leak, Audi has officially unveiled the 2014 RS6 Avant.[/i]

Described as a "high-performance sports car for everyday use," the model strikes the perfect balance between looking aggressive and elegant. The front fascia is undeniably sporty as it features large air intakes, matte aluminum trim and a honeycomb mesh grille with "quattro" badging. Further back there's a tailgate-mounted spoiler, a gloss black rear diffuser, a dual exhaust system and 20-inch alloy wheels.

The sublime styling carries over to the cabin as it is awash with premium materials and high-end accents. Notable highlights include leather / Alcantara sport seats, carbon fiber trim and metallic accents. There's also a flat-bottomed steering wheel, illuminated sill plates and an MMI navigation plus infotainment system. If that's not impressive enough, the model can be equipped with a head-up display, a 15-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system and internet connectivity.

As expected, the model is powered by [b]a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine[/b] that produces [b]560 HP[/b] (412 kW) and [b]700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque[/b]. It is connected to an eight-speed tiptronic transmission and a quattro all-wheel drive system with a torque vectoring differential. This enables the wagon to accelerate from [b]0-100 km/h in [size=5]3.9[/size] seconds[/b] and hit a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph), 280 km/h (174 mph) with the optional Dynamic package and 305 km/h (190 mph) with the optional Dynamic plus package.

To maximize fuel efficiency, the engine features start/stop technology and a cylinder-on-demand system which deactivates four-cylinders when they aren't needed. This enables the model to average [b]9.8 L/100km (24 mpg US)[/b] which is roughly 40 percent better than its predecessor.

To keep things under control, the RS6 has high-performance brakes and a specially-developed adaptive air suspension with a 20mm reduced ride height. The company also offers carbon ceramic brakes and an optional sport suspension that uses steel springs and three-way adjustable shock absorbers for reduced body roll and increased stability.

The RS6 Avant will be launched in the U.K. next summer and pricing is expected to start at approximately

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That looks incredible... although I don't [i]really[/i] believe that the twin-turbo V8 560 HP engine gets an average of 24 mpg... :rofl:

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[quote name='Nightwind Hawk' timestamp='1354779740' post='595371844']
That looks incredible... although I don't [i]really[/i] believe that the twin-turbo V8 560 HP engine gets an average of 24 mpg... :rofl:
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it can deactivate 4 cylinders.

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Looks stunning but is ruined by the fact it's the "Avant" - I can't stand "estate" style cars!

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Yes please!!!

Looks absolutely awesome from the inside out

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Nice looking interior, BUT it's still a wagon. Actually more like a boat. Yikes that thing is long.

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Awesome car! I love station wagons!

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mommy car :p

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i just cannot see Wagon as sexy at all.

i'd surely prefer RS7 or normal RS6

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Nice looking beast. I can but wish I would ever own one though.
Not sure on the quattro being written so big on the grille though.

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Looks good, just too damn long lol

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Love it. Would love to own an RS6 some day but the cost of keeping one out of warranty must be mindbending :(
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[quote name='Chicane-UK' timestamp='1357307615' post='595432164']
Love it. Would love to own an RS6 some day but the cost of keeping one out of warranty must be mindbending :(
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Someone I know owned the previous model for like 6 months.

He bought it new and sold it right after having done the first maintenance, because, apparently, those carbon ceramic brakes cost a fortune to replace them. It's a five-digit figure, something around $20,000. ROFL.

This is a supercar in a camouflage.

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Front: Sexy
Back: Sexy
Side profile: KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!

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Audi's have almost made the best looking estates

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[quote name='zhiVago' timestamp='1357369663' post='595433856']


Someone I know owned the previous model for like 6 months.

He bought it new and sold it right after having done the first maintenance, because, apparently, those carbon ceramic brakes cost a fortune to replace them. It's a five-digit figure, something around $20,000. ROFL.

This is a supercar in a camouflage.
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Yeah but then carbon ceramic brakes are meant to last years and years (possibly the life of the car) without replacement. But even normal non-carbon ceramic brakes for those cost over over $1500+ to replace... as you say, they're super cars with super car running costs - but with a bit of practicality thrown in. A lot of people don't realise that when they take them on!
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This is quite possibly the ultimate all round car. Lots of power, lots of practicality, superb build quality, and AWD for when the road gets twitchy. There is nothing the RS6 can't cope with.
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[quote name='Nightwind Hawk' timestamp='1354779740' post='595371844']
That looks incredible... although I don't [i]really[/i] believe that the twin-turbo V8 560 HP engine gets an average of 24 mpg... :rofl:
[/quote]Yeah, that's the beauty of turbos. You usually see a increase in gas mileage. But, that depends on how you drive it (as with any mpg figure). I have a 500+ hp car, and I stomp on it every time, and it actually gets somewhat close to the gas mileage. On highway trips, I can average 24-28 mpg, which is not bad for a 500+ hp naturally aspirated 6.2L V8.

This car seems kinda slow 0-60. The 2014 E63 4-Matic Sedan (not wagon) is rated 0-60 in 3.4 seconds.

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Audi is my favourite car manufacturer but I can't say I like the design of this car. The front looks very aggressive and the length of the car seems a bit excessive. I guess I'm a little biased because I don't like wagons at all (with the exception of the Audi A3).

[quote name='tsupersonic' timestamp='1357592470' post='595438956']
Yeah, that's the beauty of turbos. You usually see a increase in gas mileage. But, that depends on how you drive it (as with any mpg figure). I have a 500+ hp car, and I stomp on it every time, and it actually gets somewhat close to the gas mileage. On highway trips, I can average 24-28 mpg, which is not bad for a 500+ hp naturally aspirated 6.2L V8.

This car seems kinda slow 0-60. The 2014 E63 4-Matic Sedan (not wagon) is rated 0-60 in 3.4 seconds.
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The 3.9 seconds figure is 0-100 km/h. The value for 0-60 km/h is 2.34 seconds.

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[quote name='Anaron' timestamp='1357592567' post='595438958']
Audi is my favourite car manufacturer but I can't say I like the design of this car. The front looks very aggressive and the length of the car seems a bit excessive. I guess I'm a little biased because I don't like wagons at all (with the exception of the Audi A3).
[/quote]That's kind of the point of these high performance variants like RS (Audi), AMG (Mercedes Benz), or M (BMW). You will see different body work - whether it's bigger fender flares, use of carbon fiber, etc. I love the look of the front profile, and the rear profile, but not the side profile.

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i wish my volvo had carbon fiber on the inside :(

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[quote name='tsupersonic' timestamp='1357592830' post='595438968']
That's kind of the point of these high performance variants like RS (Audi), AMG (Mercedes Benz), or M (BMW). You will see different body work - whether it's bigger fender flares, use of carbon fiber, etc. I love the look of the front profile, and the rear profile, but not the side profile.
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I guess so. I should have mentioned that I like the front and the back too. The newer designs from Audi are top notch.

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I'm massively impressed there hasn't been a "that's what she said" joke yet...
Come on guys, it's so in-your-face! :laugh:

[i]Glassed Silver:mac[/i]

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[quote name='Anaron' timestamp='1357592567' post='595438958']
Audi is my favourite car manufacturer but I can't say I like the design of this car. The front looks very aggressive and the length of the car seems a bit excessive. I guess I'm a little biased because I don't like wagons at all (with the exception of the Audi A3).


The 3.9 seconds figure is 0-100 km/h. The value for 0-60 km/h is 2.34 seconds.
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If you want something more subtle, try the S6. You don't lose too much performance by dropping the R.

I'm sure he meant mph, btw ;)

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Nice

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