The RS6 Avant is the latest entrant from their stable and it is being sold in one variant, which is named as Audi RS6 Avant 4.0 TFSI . 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. It is integrated with sensors and an in-built camera that allows the light to detect rear and oncoming headlights other road users. One of the most important feature of this vehicle is the presence of panoramic sunroof. It comprises of 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. 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 car maker is selling with a 4.0-litre TFSI based Quattro engine under the bonnet, which can displace 3993cc. 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.
To begin with the frontage, this variant is designed with a massive radiator grille in a single frame, which is embedded with a prominent company insignia in the center. It is surrounded by a headlight cluster has a sleek design and is equipped with Matrix LED headlamps, which are extremely radiant. The body colored bumper looks quite aggressive and houses a wide air intake section along with a pair of air ducts for cooling the powerful engine quickly. 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. Side profile 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 auto foldable and come with auto dimming 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.
This variant 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 driver oriented cockpit comes with commanding driving position and ergonomically positioned control switches, which are easy to reach. 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. 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.
Engine and Performance:
This variant is fitted with a commanding 4.0-litre, V8 petrol engine that comes with a displacement capacity of 3993cc. It is integrated with a direct fuel injection system and is skillfully coupled with an eight speed tiptronic automatic transmission gear box. It distributes the engine power 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. This petrol mill 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. This power plant enables the vehicle to return a mileage of nearly 10.4 Kmpl on the highway, which comes down to about 7.19 Kmpl within the city traffic conditions. While this motor enables the vehicle to achieve a top speed of 250 Kmph, but after boosting the engine by optional dynamic package plus, it can attain a breathtaking top speed of 305 Kmph.
Braking and Handling:
The front axle is equipped with a McPherson strut along with lower wishbones, an aluminum subframe and a tubular anti roll bar. While its rear axle has a four link suspension with separate spring based shock absorber arrangement, sub frame and a tubular anti roll bar. The front and rear wheels are fitted with a set of ventilated disc and solid disc brakes respectively. It features 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 variant is equipped with a lot of innovative comfort features, which eventually provides a fatigue free traveling experience. The advanced four zone automatic air conditioning unit comes with rear vents and electronically regulates the air temperature, rate of air flow and distribution to keep the ambiance pleasant. The cabin has 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. It is also blessed with Audi music interface surround sound along with fourteen speakers including center speaker in the dashboard and sub-woofer in the rear parcel shelf.
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. It also has battery energy management that helps in controlling the supply of electrical energy, while driving and even when it is parked. The highly developed anti theft alarm system includes tow away protection and includes interior monitoring of doors, engine as well as luggage compartment. 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, crash sensor and an engine check warning.
1. Availability of innovative comfort aspects is a big plus point.
2. Interior design is quite appealing.
1. Maneuvering on smaller city roads is a bit difficult because of its size.
2. Higher turning radius is a big minus point.
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