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AUDI RS6 EstateRS 6 TFSI Quattro Carbon Black 5dr Tiptronic C+S

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RS6 Estate

RS 6 TFSI Quattro Carbon Black 5dr Tiptronic C+S

Business Price

Initial Rental: £9,663.30

Arrangement Fee: £249.16 ex VAT

£1,073.70

per month (ex VAT)

Personal Price

Initial Rental: £11,595.96

Arrangement Fee: £299.00 inc VAT

£1,288.44

per month (inc VAT)

Contract Type

Personal
Business

Initial Payment (Months)

1
3
6
9
12

Contract Length (Months)

24
36
48

Annual Mileage

Maintenance

Excess mileage and damage charges may apply

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DRIVER CONVENIENCE

No cost
No cost
£1395.00

ENGINE/DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

No cost
£1550.00
£1300.00

EXTERIOR FEATURES

£6000.00
£4500.00
£1650.00
£825.00
No cost
£1450.00
No cost

PACKS

£1525.00
£1950.00

PAINTWORK

£4500.00
£6000.00
£1650.00
No cost
No cost
No cost
No cost
No cost
No cost
No cost

PASSIVE SAFETY

£475.00
£9200.00
No cost
£520.00

TRIM

No cost
No cost
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • 360 degree parking camera
  • Audi connect safety and service (e-call)
  • Audi connect with Amazon Alexa Integration
  • Audi drive select
  • Audi smartphone interface includes wireless Apple carplay/Android Auto
  • Audi virtual cockpit plus with RS specific design and 12.3" display with additional graphic display options
  • Automatic start/stop system
  • Bluetooth interface
  • Dynamic all wheel steering
  • Lane departure warning system
  • MMI navigation with MMI touch + twin touch screens 10.1" and 8.6" with haptic and acoustic feedback
  • Operating buttons in black, glass look with haptic feedback including extended aluminium look
  • Power operated tailgate
  • Service interval indicator
  • Voice control system
  • Camera based road sign recognition
  • Cruise control + speed limiter
ENGINE/DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION
  • 73 litre fuel tank
  • Quattro sports differential
  • 4 Corner RS air suspension sport version with electronic shock absorption control
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Audi music interface
  • Bang & Olufsen 3D Premium Sound System
  • DAB Digital radio
EXTERIOR FEATURES
  • 3rd brake light
  • Adaptive windscreen wipers with integrated washer jets
  • Black mirror caps
  • Body colour rear roof spoiler
  • Electric front/rear windows
  • Electrically adjustable, heated and folding door mirrors with integrated LED indicators and kerb view function for passenger side
  • Frameless auto dimming interior rear view mirror
  • HD Matrix LED headlights with Audi laser light with dynamic light design and dynamic turn signal
  • Headlight washers
  • Heat insulating glass in side and rear windows
  • Illuminated door sill trims with RS lettering
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED rear combination lamps with dynamic light design and dynamic turn signal
  • Privacy glass with rear/side windows and acoustic glazing side windows
  • Radiator grille in honeycomb structure, large front air inlets and rear diffuser in gloss black
  • Rain and light sensors
  • Rear side wing doors
  • Rear wiper
  • RS front bumper with air inlets on both side
  • Wheel arch extensions
  • Towbar preparation
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 2 seat bench in 2nd row
  • 4 way electric lumbar support for driver and front passenger
  • 4 zone deluxe automatic climate control
  • Aluminiium gear shift paddles
  • Audi Sport logo projection (Audi Beam) in front and rear
  • Black cloth headlining
  • Electric steering wheel adjustment
  • Electrically adjustable front seats with driver memory
  • Front and rear headrests
  • Front centre armrest
  • Front seat ventilation
  • Front/rear floor mats
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX child seat mounting and Top Tether with front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Leatherette on upper instrument panel and door shoulders
  • RS Front sports seats
  • Single passenger seat
  • Stainless steel pedals and foot rest
  • Valcona leather upholstery with perforated honeycomb and RS lettering
PACKS
  • Air quality pack - RS6
  • Carbon black styling pack - RS6
  • Extended LED interior multi coloured lighting pack - RS6
  • Parking assistance plus pack - RS6
  • RS Grey design pack - RS6
  • Storage pack - RS6
PASSIVE SAFETY
  • 2 x 3-point rear seat belts
  • Airbags - Front side, front and rear including head
  • Audi pre-sense front
  • Direct tyre pressure monitoring system
  • EBD - Electronic brakeforce distribution
  • Electromechanical parking brake
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) including ABS, ASR and EDL
  • Extended pedestrian protection measures
  • Manual child lock in rear doors
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
  • RS steel brakes with black brake callipers
SECURITY
  • Advanced key
  • Anti theft alarm with tow away protection
  • Anti-theft wheel bolts and wheel loosening detection
  • Immobiliser
  • Keyless Go
  • Remote central locking
TRIM
  • Carbon twill inserts
WHEELS
  • 22" Gloss black turned finish alloy wheels
  • Tyre repair kit
EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO2 (g/km):268

  • HC+NOx:Not Available

  • Particles:Not Available

  • Standard Euro Emissions:EURO 6

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb:294

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH:294

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL:291

ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Camshaft:DOHC

  • Catalytic Convertor:Yes

  • CC:3996

  • Cylinder Layout:V8

  • Cylinders:8

  • Engine Code:4A5RCA

  • Engine Layout:NORTH SOUTH

  • Fuel Delivery:TWIN TURBO

  • Gears:8 SPEED

  • Number of Valves:32

  • Transmission:SEMI-AUTO

FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies:No

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb:12.9

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH:12.9

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL:12.8

  • WLTP - MPG - Comb:21.9

  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH:21.9

  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL:22.1

GENERAL
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying:No

  • Badge Engine CC:4.0

  • Badge Power:600

  • Based On ID:Not Available

  • Coin Description:TFSI Quattro

  • Coin Series:RS6 Carbon Black C+S

  • Generation Mark:5

  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07:50E

  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years:12

  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years:3

  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %:Not Available

  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %:Not Available

  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09:Not Available

  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %:Not Available

  • NCAP Safety Assist %:Not Available

  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?:No

  • Special Edition:No

  • Special Order:No

  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage:60000

  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years:3

  • Vehicle Homologation Class:M1

PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs):3.6

  • Engine Power - BHP:600

  • Engine Power - KW:441

  • Engine Power - RPM:6000

  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT:590

  • Engine Torque - MKG:81.6

  • Engine Torque - NM:800

  • Engine Torque - RPM:2050

  • Top Speed:155

TEST CYCLES
  • Emissions Test Cycle:WLTP

  • RDE Certification Level:RDE 2

TYRES
  • Alloys?:Yes

  • Space Saver?:No

  • Tyre Size Front:285/30 R22

  • Tyre Size Rear:285/30 R22

  • Tyre Size Spare:TYRE REPAIR KIT

  • Wheel Type:22" ALLOY

VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height:Not Available

  • Height (including roof rails):1487

  • Length:4995

  • Wheelbase:2930

  • Width (including mirrors):2110

WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres):73

  • Gross Vehicle Weight:2740

  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down):1680

  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up):565

  • Max. Loading Weight:665

  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked:2100

  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked:750

  • Minimum Kerbweight:2075

  • No. of Seats:4

By Line

If power corrupts, the fourth generation Audi RS 6 Avant is definitely the shadiest offering to emerge from the German marque so far. Jonathan Crouch checks out its mettle...

Ten Second Review

Estates don't come any quicker - and very few cars of any kind do full stop. The RS 6 Avant uses the 4.0-litre TFSI twin-turbo V8 with mild hybrid assistance and a thumping 800Nm of pulling power. The result is 600PS, 0-62mph in 3.6 seconds, 124mph in 12 seconds and one queasy looking Labrador.

Background

One-upmanship, the car industry is awash with it and car enthusiasts wouldn't have it any other way. If the leading manufacturers were any less hell-bent on outdoing their rivals at every opportunity, cars like the Audi RS 6 Avant would simply never have been dragged into being. There are those who will greet news of this 600PS super estate with abject horror and most right-minded observers will at least briefly entertain the possibility that Audi may have gone a shade too far this time, but you have to admire the firm's commitment. For car nuts the world over, the only thing more exciting than the prospect of climbing into an RS 6, firing up the V8 biturbo engine then administering the full beans will be the thought of what BMW and Mercedes will do to top it. Rest assured, as soon as news of the RS 6 broke, the machinations of the powers that be in Munich and Stuttgart will have been directed along similar lines.

Driving Experience

The engine in question is the same V8 already found in star cars like Audi's S8 flagship. Don't be dismayed by its extra mild hybrid tech if all you care about is performance. The 4.0 TFSI remains a thoroughbred V8 in terms of character and sound as 62mph flashes by in just 3.6s. And the driver can influence that sound using the Audi drive select system. In the new, customisable RS1 and RS2 modes accessible via Audi drive select, customers decide themselves whether the sound should be full-blooded or balanced. The standard eight-speed tiptronic auto transmission with optimised shift times and a new Launch Control function transmits the power of the 4.0 TFSI to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system. The drive forces are distributed to the front and rear axle in a ratio of 40:60 via an all-mechanical centre differential. If one wheel slips, more drive torque automatically goes to the axle with the better traction. Up to 70% can be channelled to the front wheels and up to 85% to the rear wheels. There's also wheel-selective torque control for more agile handling, the system braking the wheels with reduced load on the inside of a bend slightly before they can begin to spin. And you get a quattro sport differential that shifts the drive torque when cornering at speed as required between the rear wheels, thus improving traction, stability and dynamics. So there's everything you need to ruin the day of that supercar driver behind.

Design and Build

The RS 6 hints at its fearsome capabilities via a predictably aggressive exterior. With the exception of the front doors, roof and tailgate, the exterior of the RS 6 Avant is different from any ordinary A6 Avant, comprising exclusively RS-specific parts, including a power-dome bonnet, a roof edge spoiler and an RS-specific bumper with rear diffuser. In hallmark RS style, the RS exhaust system flows on both sides into oval chrome-coloured tailpipes. The cabin's decorated with inlays in matt brushed dark aluminium and the centre-dash screen's 'MMI touch response' display is incorporated almost invisibly into the black-panel architecture. There's also an "RS Monitor" display that provides the driver with the option to see an overview of the temperature status of the drive components and the maximum g acceleration figures, along with information on tyre pressure and temperature in the top display. In the Audi virtual cockpit instrument cluster screen, special RS displays provide information on torque, power output, engine oil temperature, boost pressure, lap times, acceleration measurements and g forces. Plus there's a perforated flat-bottomed sport leather steering wheel that features large RS shift paddles made of aluminium and multifunction buttons that allow the driver to also directly select the new Audi drive select RS1 and RS2 modes. And, as ever with an RS 6 Avant, it's practical too. The luggage compartment has a capacity of between 565 and 1,680-litres. The sort of capacity a supercar owner could only imagine.

Market and Model

Whichever way you look at it, buyers will be facing a hefty pricetag for an RS 6 - around £93,000 - which would be a lot for a large estate car but not so much when you consider its performance credentials. Only pure-bred supercars can match the RS 6 for pace and they come with supercar pricetags and supercar practicality, rendering them out of the question for many. Whatever your view on it, there's no doubt that you'll have an easier time justifying the purchase of an RS 6 to your other half that of a Lamborghini Huracan. The RS 6 interior does a decent job of justifying the car's pricing. The standard A6 feels genuinely special inside with some beautiful design touches and real quality throughout. This gives the RS6 a solid platform which it builds on with Valcona leather ventilated RS sports seats, a flat-bottomed RS steering wheel and expensive-looking aluminium detailing. There are read-outs for turbo boost pressure and oil temperature too. The paint range for the RS 6 Avant includes thirteen colours, including the two RS-specific colours, 'Nardo grey' and 'Sebring black' crystal effect, along with a choice of five matt-effect paint finishes.

Cost of Ownership

Thanks to its new 48-volt mild hybrid electrical system, the twin-turbo V8 combines maximum performance with surprising efficiency. Audi says up to 22.6mpg is possible on the WLTP combined cycle. A belt alternator starter lies at the heart of the mild hybrid system and up to 12kW of power can be recovered during light deceleration and stored in a separate lithium-ion battery. If the driver lifts off the accelerator at a speed of between 34 and 99mph, the drive management selects one of two options. Depending on the driving situation and setting in the standard Audi drive select dynamic driving system the car recovers energy or coasts for up to 40 seconds with the engine switched off. Re-applying pressure on the accelerator instructs the belt alternator starter to restart the engine. MHEV technology allows for start/stop operation at speeds of up to 13mph. Another key efficiency-focused component is the cylinder on demand (COD) system, which at low to intermediate loads and speeds deactivates cylinders 2, 3, 5 and 8 in the high gears by switching off injection and ignition and closing the intake and exhaust valves. In four-cylinder operation, the operating points in the active cylinders are displaced toward higher loads in areas of the characteristic map with higher efficiency, while the deactivated cylinders largely run without losses, like gas springs. When the driver presses the accelerator pedal, they are reactivated instantly.

Summary

So exactly who is it that goes out and buys a vehicle capable of transporting a family of four and their holiday luggage on a sub 8-minute lap of the Nurburgring Nordschleife, overtaking a gaggle of supercars in the process? The Audi RS 6 Avant is definitely not your average executive saloon or estate and that's a given. It's a car with an awesome array of talents, from its 600PS performance to its 1,680-litre payload capacity, and one that takes the executive supercar arms race to a whole new level. Some will find the idea of a saloon or estate car with 800NM of grunt from a 4.0-litre biturbo V8 difficult to reconcile with the modern motoring age of proliferating speed cameras, spiralling fuel prices and emissions-based vehicle taxation. In the end, though, if the RS 6 buyers aren't forthcoming, the bottom could potentially fall out of this highly specialised and proudly contested market sector. That would deny car enthusiasts the world over the opportunity of seeing where those crazy Germans will go from here.

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