The body style of the new Audi RS 6 Avant** is peerless in its segment. Even at a standstill, the high-performance Avant from Audi Sport GmbH inspires great desirability. As compared to the basic model, the Audi A6 Avant**, the RS model features a strongly differentiated design with numerous RS-specific exterior parts. The RS 6 Avant and the A6 Avant have only the front doors, the roof and the tailgate in common.
The wheel arches, flared by around 40 mm (1.6 in) on each side, emphasize the sporty spirit of the high-performance Avant and further highlight its distinct character. The 22-inch wheels correspond perfectly with the striking proportions and the athletic silhouette of the new RS 6 Avant.
The Singleframe is considerably flatter and wider as compared to the A6 Avant. Its radiator protective grille with the RS-specific three-dimensional honeycomb structure features a gloss black design. Vertical gloss black wings are integrated in the striking lateral air inlets that, inspired by the Audi R8, extend almost all the way to the bottom of the headlights. The horizontal blade creates a clear cut between the vehicle and the road.
In addition to the new engine hood with its sculpted powerdome, the new RS 6 Avant also adopts the front headlights from the A7 model line. They not only come with a flatter and therefore even sportier expression, but also offer the option of the HD Matrix LED headlight with Audi laser light and darkened bezels as an additional USP of the RS 6 Avant within the A6 family.
Pure athleticism: the Avant silhouette with the RS look
The side view of the new Audi RS 6 Avant (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 11.7–11.5* (20.1–20.5 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 268–263* (431.3–423.3 g/mi)) displays the most athletic interpretation of an Avant silhouette to date, with the elongated front section, the long straight roof line and the flat D-pillars that are supported by the muscular quattro blister. The low shoulder line that rises slightly toward the rear shifts the visual focus downward. RS-specific sills with black inserts on the sides visually emphasize the pronounced forward thrust.
A roof edge spoiler and an RS-specific bumper with rear diffuser and design elements in gloss black form the dynamic rear-end. In hallmark RS style, the RS exhaust system flows on both sides into oval chrome-colored tailpipes – an RS sport exhaust system with black tailpipes is available as an option.
The paint range for the new Audi RS 6 Avant comes with thirteen colors, including the two RS-specific colors Nardo gray and Sebring black, crystal effect along with a choice of five matt effect paint finishes. The exterior mirror housings come standard in black and are optionally also available in the body color or matt aluminum. The matt aluminum, black and carbon styling packages change the vertical wings, the horizontal blade, the sill inserts, roof rails and window slot trims as well as the rear diffuser trim. The Audi rings and the RS logos at the front and rear can also be finished in gloss black as an option for the black and carbon styling packages. The Audi exclusive range offers numerous other customization options.
* Fuel/power consumption and CO2 emission figures given in ranges depend on the tires/wheels used as well as the selected equipment
** 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.
All terms in blue in the text are explained in detail in the technology lexicon at www.audi-mediacenter.com/en/technology-lexicon.
The specified equipment, data and prices relate to the model range on offer in Germany. Subject to changes and errors. Figures on the fuel consumption and the CO2-emissions (found from page 2 onwards) vary in case of given ranges depending on the used combination of wheels/tires.