The new RS 6 Avant** measures 4,995 millimeters (16.4 ft) in length, 1,951 millimeters (6.4 ft) in width and 1,460 millimeters (4.8 ft) in height. In terms of body design, Audi is relying on an intelligent mix of different materials. As a super high strength compound, hot-formed steel components form the backbone of the passenger cell. They reinforce the lower section of the front bulkhead, the side sills, the rear cross member, the B-pillars and the front zone of the roof line. Here and in other areas of the body, Audi also uses sheet metal blanks with variable wall thicknesses between 0.75 and 2.05 millimeters (0.03 and 0.1 in). These tailored blanks (custom-made sheets) are created by partial tempering and by complex processes during rolling or welding. They provide high strength while keeping the weight low.
The body’s higher torsional stiffness contributes to the increased level of comfort and is also the basis for the high vehicle dynamics. The strut domes are cast aluminum; the D-pillar supports are made of aluminum sheet. The doors, hood and luggage compartment lid are also pure aluminum sheet parts. Empty and without the driver, the new RS 6 Avant weighs 2,075 kilograms (4,574.6 lb).
The Audi Aerodynamics team put in a lot of work in all areas, from the exterior mirrors on the door rails to the rear axle trim. Small spoilers direct the flow at the underbody, including in front of the front wheels and in front of the spare wheel well. The outer areas of the air inlets feature additional openings – they guide a portion of the air flow into the wheel arches, where it flows past the wheels. The new RS 6 Avant achieves a drag coefficient of 0.35. Thanks to a sophisticated sealing concept for the doors and tailgate, the high-performance Avant also delivers a top-of-the-range performance in terms of aeroacoustics. Audi offers acoustic glazing six millimeters (0.2 in) thick for the front and side windows ex factory.
** The collective fuel consumption values of all models named and available on the German market can be found in the list provided at the end of this press information.
The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.