Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Audi's RS 6 Avant Arrives

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Audi's RS 6 Avant Arrives

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THE first all-new Audi RS 6 Avant sports cars have arrived in Australia.

Boasting a massive power output of 412kW and 700Nm of torque, this incredible performance car is available in Avant-body style only and joins the Audi RS 4 Avant as one of the company's most aspirational products. It is the most powerful model built by Audi.

Priced from just $225,000, plus on-roads, the first customer arrivals of the Audi RS 6 Avant will be in October, and already, this outstanding new model is in hot demand.

"The Audi RS 6 Avant is unique in the Australian performance market. Offering phenomenal acceleration and dynamics, along with real-world versatility, the RS 6 Avant really is in a class of its own," said Audi Australia's managing director Andrew Doyle.

"The first customer cars will arrive in October however we already have a strong order bank, demonstrating that the RS 6 Avant's status as the ultimate a[approximately]everyday' sports car is more relevant than ever to Australian luxury performance buyers."

The twin-turbo V8 engine has a displacement of 3993 cc, and delivers its 412kW and a constant 700Nm of torque between 1750 and 5500rpm.

It is Audi's most powerful model available and boasts an impressively sonorous engine note to set the pulse racing.

Positioned in the 90-degree vee between the two cylinder banks, a pair of twin-scroll turbochargers ensure that considerable torque is generated quickly.

This large Avant accelerates from 0 to 100kmh in just 3.9 seconds, with a top speed of up to 305kmh.

Average fuel consumption is 9.8 litres per 100 kilometres a[pounds sterling] a whopping reduction of 30 per cent compared with the previous model.

This is partly due to the efficient cylinder on demand (COD) system a[pounds sterling] a first in any RS model a[pounds sterling] which temporarily switches off four cylinders during part-load operation.

Active engine mounts apply targeted counterpulses to smooth out the minor vibrations that occur during these phases. …

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