One of the most reputed car brands of the world, Audi has been known for developing top class luxury vehicles, which are a perfect blend of performance and unique styling in its segment. This German car maker is famous for their top class design and its vehicles are certainly made with superb design details, which definitely turn heads. The company has established itself in the Indian car market with a lot of immaculate vehicles and all of them are doing impressive sales. Now, the manufacturer has launched its much awaited stylish estate version, Audi RS6 Avant in the country’s car market, which will certainly lure the buyers. The car maker has launched it with a powerful 4.0-litre TFSI based Quattro engine, which can displace 3993cc. It has the capacity of churning out a maximum power of 552.4bhp in combination with a hammering torque output of 700Nm. It is coupled with an efficient eight speed automatic transmission gear box, which helps in delivering a power packed performance and decent mileage as well. It comes with tremendous muscle with plenty of control and of course as expected, this actually sets up crucial ingredients for that wonderful driving ecstasy. The company has given this vehicle a proficient braking mechanism, which keeps it well balanced in every condition. It has been blessed with an electronically controlled air suspension with infinitely variable adaptive damping system, which helps in keeping it stable, while off-roading. At the same time, it has a dual circuit diagonally split braking system, which is further assisted by ABS along with electronic brake force distribution. Its large wheelbase and decent ground clearance makes the estate capable for dealing with any road conditions.
This stylish vehicle is designed by some of the finest German engineering craftsmanship, which adorns a seductive outfit that have plenty of aerodynamic cues all over its body. Its front facade is designed with a signature one frame radiator grille, which is embedded with a prominent company insignia in the center. This grille is flanked by a well designed headlight cluster, which is incorporated with Matrix LED lights that is an added advantage. It is integrated with sensors and an in-built camera that allows the light to detect rear and oncoming headlights other road users. Apart from these, it also has a body colored bumper with a large air intake section for cooling the drive-train, a couple of LED fog lamps, electrically adjustable outside rear view mirrors along with memory function, large windscreen with intermittent wipers, a set of alloy wheels and many other such aspects. One of the most important features of this vehicle is the presence of panoramic sunroof. It comprises two sections, where the front glass tilted or slid open/closed. It is also equipped with electrically operated sun blind for the front and rear passengers.
On the other hand, its internal section is quite spacious and accommodate five passengers with ease. The seats not only do the basic work of providing comfort, but go one step further in ensuring you are seated in a cocoon of comfort. They provides enough leg, head and shoulder room for all occupants along with ample knee room for both front and rear are adequate. Every bit of the interiors boast of high quality trim work and showcases best in class fit and finish. It has an adaptive cruise control with braking guard, which has intelligent automatic speed and distance control system for added comfort. It helps in maintaining required distance to vehicle ahead by braking and accelerating using radar system. The advanced Audi Music Interface comes with stereo audio sources, USB and MP3 devices including iPod connectivity. It provides intuitive control through the audio system and multi-function steering wheel. This vehicle will compete against the likes of Mercedes Benz M Class, Volvo XC90, BMW X5, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, Porsche Macan and others in this luxurious SUV segment. On the other hand, the company is going to offer this vehicle with a standard warranty of two years or unlimited Kilometers.
The company has launched this vehicle with a sporty exterior appearance, which will certainly lure the car enthusiasts. It is fitted with a number of striking features, which gives the occupants an attractive look. To begin with the frontage, it is designed with a massive radiator grille in single frame, which has a few chrome slats. There is a prominent company insignia, which is embedded in the center of this grille. It is surrounded by a headlight cluster has a sleek design and is equipped with Matrix LED headlamps, which are extremely radiant. Just below this, it has a body colored bumper that looks quite aggressive and houses a wide air intake section along with a pair of air ducts for cooling purpose. This air dam is flanked by a couple of bright LED fog lamps along with day time running lights that gives the frontage a distinct look. Its large windscreen is made of heat insulated glass and fitted with a set of rain sensing wipers as well. The sleek bonnet has a few visible character lines. Coming to its side profile, it is elegantly designed with a few expressive lines and body colored door handles along with outside rear view mirrors. The door sill of has chrome finish with Quattro logo. Its external rear view mirrors are integrated with side turn blinker and are electrically adjustable. These mirrors are also auto foldable and come with auto dimming function as well. While top end variant is blessed with automatic anti glare action and memory function as well. The flared up wheel arches are expected to be fitted with a classy set of cast aluminum alloy wheels, which are covered with high performance tubeless radial tyres that gives a superior grip, while off-roading. Its rear end has a lot of attractive features that gives the crossover a captivating appearance. It has a large windscreen that is integrated with a defogger, which has a self timer. It is accompanied by a sporty roof spoiler that is fitted with a LED high mounted third brake light. The curvy boot lid is fitted with prominent company badging and a thick chrome strip that adds to the elegance. The body colored bumper is fitted with an aluminum under guard for preventing the vehicle from minor damages. It is also gets an optional package like Matte aluminum styling package, which includes air intake duct, side flaps, rear diffuser with Quattro logo in the titanium grey. Apart from these, the buyers can also opt for few more packages like carbon styling and gloss black styling package.
The exterior measurements of this model series are 4979mm in length, 2086mm in width and 1461mm in overall height, which ensures enough headroom for all occupants. The wheelbase of this crossover is around 2915mm and it also has a decent ground clearance, which makes it capable for dealing with terrains. Its steering wheel supports a minimum turning radius of 11.4 meters.
This model is extremely spacious from inside and can accommodate at least five passengers with ease. It provides ample leg space along with head room for all passengers. The interiors are done up in a dual tone scheme, which is further complimented by a lot of chrome inserts. Its driver oriented cockpit comes with commanding driving position and ergonomically positioned control switches, which are easy to reach. Its dashboard comes with wood insert and ambient lighting, which enhances the look of its cabin. It is equipped with quite a few features like an attractive central console, AC vents, an advanced infotainment system and a large glove box with cooling effect. The illuminated instrument cluster comes with two round shaped meters and a multi-information display that provides proper information to the driver, while traveling. It houses several features like a digital tachometer, outside temperature display, fuel levels, an electronic trip-computer, digital clock, driver seat belt warning and several notification lamps for keeping the driver updated. In terms of seating, it gets ergonomically designed seats, which gives excellent thigh and back support to occupants. All the seats are covered with premium upholstery, which further adds to the elegance of its interiors. The front seats have electrical adjustment facility along with memory setting that adds to the comfort level. All the seats are integrated with adjustable head restraints. Its rear seat has split foldable facility, which helps in increasing the boot volume of car. Apart from these, the internal cabin of this vehicle is bestowed with several utility based features provided inside the cabin like an electro-chromic inside rear view mirror, storage compartment, drink holders, bottle chiller and a couple of accessory power socket for charging mobile and other electronic devices. The leather wrapped steering wheel comes with tilt adjustment function, which is mounted with audio and call control buttons.
Like any other vehicle from Audi's portfolio, this model series is also equipped with a lot of innovative comfort features, which eventually provides a fatigue free traveling experience to the occupants. The advanced four zone automatic air conditioning unit with rear vents cools the cabin in no time and creates a pleasant ambiance. It electronically regulates the air temperature, rate of air flow and distribution to keep the ambiance pleasant. It also has separate temperature control for driver and front co-passenger and its controls are given on digital display. It is blessed with a multifunction power steering wheel that is highly responsive and mounted with audio and phone controls as well that makes it quite convenient for the driver. It is bestowed with an advanced Audi parking system plus for simplified parking and has an auto hold function that adds to the convenience factor. One of the most important features of this luxurious estate version is the presence of Audi Drive Select function featuring five different modes like efficiency, auto, dynamic, comfort and individual. Its Audi pre sense basic helps in networking the different vehicle systems that enables driving situations to be categorized and actions to be implemented for preventing occupants. The company has given it an advanced Audi music interface surround sound along with fourteen speakers including center speaker in the dashboard and sub-woofer in the rear parcel shelf. It also has voice control technology and an additional arrow display in the driver information system with eight passive speakers, total output of 80 watts, radio with triple tuner. It is equipped with phase diversity, hard drive, MP3 player and compatible for WMA, AAC and MPEG-4. The cabin is blessed with an advanced cruise control with brake intervention system that maintains the set speed constant, while dealing with obstructions ahead. In addition to these, it is equipped with several advanced features like auto release function, front center armrest, electromechanical power steering with tilt and telescopic adjustment, electrical sun blind for rear windscreen, storage package, sun blinds for the rear windows, front center arm rest, light and rain sensor, driver information system and rear view camera further adds to the comfort levels that further adds to the convenience.
The interiors are quite spacious and can take in five people with ease. There is enough leg room for the passengers along with sufficient head as well as shoulder space. It offers front and rear row head room of this vehicle are around 1046mm and 985mm respectively. This vehicle is offered with an impressive boot space of 765 litres, which can be further increased up to a mind boggling 2035 litres, when the middle as well as the rear seats are folded. Its fuel tank capacity is about 75 litres, which is quite good for planning longer journeys.
Acceleration & Pick-Up
This mill is coupled with an efficient eight speed tiptronic automatic transmission gear box, which distributes the output to its all wheels via Quattro technology. This motor enables the vehicle to achieve a top speed of 250 Kmph, but with optional dynamic package plus it can attain a breathtaking top speed of 305 Kmph. At the same time, it can accelerate from zero to 100 Kmph in close to 3.9 seconds, which is rather incredible for the passengers sitting inside the cabin.
Engine and Performance
This all new estate is fitted with a commanding 4.0-litre, V8 petrol power plant that comes with a displacement capacity of 3993cc. This motor is integrated with a direct fuel injection system and is skillfully coupled with an eight speed tiptronic automatic transmission gear box that makes gear shifting quite easier. It distributes the torque output to its all wheels via Quattro technology. It carries eight cylinders that are further fitted with 32 valves and helps in delivering a power packed performance on the roads. It has the ability to produce a whopping power of 552.4bhp in the range of 5700 to 6600rpm and yields a hammering torque output of 700Nm that ranges between 1750 to 5500rpm, which is quite good considering the country’s roads and traffic conditions. This powerful turbocharged motor delivers an outstanding performance besides giving a decent mileage and it is compliant with all EU5 emission standards.
The company has incorporated its commanding petrol motor comes with an advanced fuel supply technology, which allows the vehicle to enhances its efficiency. This power plant enables the vehicle to return a mileage of nearly 10.4 Kmpl on the highways, which comes down to about 7.19 Kmpl within the city traffic conditions.
Power of Audi RS6 Avant
This power plant can churn out a maximum power of 552.4bhp in the range of 5700 to 6600rpm in combination with a hammering torque output of 700Nm at just 1750 to 5500rpm, which is rather incredible for Indian road and traffic conditions.
Stereo & Accessories
The German automaker has ensured that all model from the company's fleet gets an advanced set of entertainment. It is packed with a Bang & Olufsen Sound System with 14-speakers that gives a premium sound experience. Furthermore, it is also blessed with Audi music interface with iPod integration, HD Radio technology and 2-SD card readers. At the same time, control switches of audio and call functions have been mounted on its steering wheel, which provides additional convenience to the driver. Not only this, the company has also given it parking sensors along with a rear view camera that offers excellent assistance while parking. Apart from these, the buyers can also customize the crossover with a number of accessories like a navigation system, reverse parking camera, a DVD player, rear seat entertainment package and many other such aspects. At the same time, they can also opt for styling aspects like a rear spoiler, body decals, fenders, leather seats, carpet mats and side moldings to further enhance its elegance.
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Braking & Handling
The company has given this vehicle the same braking and suspension mechanism, which are available in other models of the Audi’s portfolio. The front axle is equipped with a McPherson strut along with lower wishbones, an aluminum subframe and a tubular anti roll bar as well. While its rear end has a four link suspension with separate spring based shock absorber arrangement, sub frame and a tubular anti roll bar. On the other hand, its front wheels are fitted with a set of ventilated disc brakes, while rear are equipped with a sturdy set of solid disc brakes. This mechanism is further augmented by anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution and emergency brake assist as well. In addition to these, it also has features like energy regeneration electronic stability program, anti slip regulation and other traction control programs. The cabin is incorporated with a rack and pinion based electro mechanic power assisted steering system, which is further incorporated with a speed dependent control. This tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel is quite responsive and makes it easy to handle even in peak traffic conditions.
Safety & Security
This stylish four wheeler is blessed with a long list of protective features, which gives maximum protection to the occupants sitting inside the cabin. It gets a fully galvanized body structure that has front and rear crumple zones, while doors have high strength aluminum impact bars, which minimizes the impact if a collision takes place. There are child proof safety locks available on the rear doors and windows. It also has battery energy management that helps in controlling the supply of electrical energy, while driving and even when it is parked. This vehicle has full size driver and front passenger airbags with two stage deployment. It also has rear side airbags, while the head airbag system gives side impact protection to its occupants. The highly developed anti theft alarm system includes tow away protection and includes interior monitoring of doors as well as luggage compartment. All the seats have three point inertia seat belts with height adjustment, force limiter and pyrotechnic belt tensioners. The instrument panel keeps the driver alert with door ajar indicator, seat belt reminder and a few other notifications. The electronic vehicle immobilization devices protects the vehicle from any unauthorized entry. The first aid kit is also available, which is quite useful in case of any untoward incident while driving. In addition to these, it includes a day and night anti glare internal rear view mirror, power door locks, space saving spare wheel, tool kit and jack, tyre pressure monitoring display and crash sensor.
The well molded wheel arches of this stylish vehicle are fitted with a classy set of 20-inch alloy wheels, which are made of cast aluminum. These modish set of rims are covered with high performance tubeless radial tyres, which gives gives a superior grip on any road conditions. Furthermore, the manufacturer has affixed a spare wheel in its boot compartment along with necessary tools that are required for changing a flat tyre. At the same time, the buyers can also opt for 21-inch alloy wheels at an additional cost.
1. Availability of innovative comfort aspects is a big plus point.
2. Excellent acceleration and pick up along with power packed engine performance.
3. Advanced safety features are added advantage.
4. Presence of Audi parking system plus and music interface is a big plus point.
5. Interior design is quite appealing for attracting the buyers.
1. Spare parts are quite expensive.
2. Maneuvering on smaller city roads is a bit difficult because of its size.
3. Fuel economy can be improved.
4. Initial cost of ownership and maintenance is too expensive.
5. Higher turning radius is a big minus point.
Audi RS6 Avant price
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