Sitting at the very top of Audi's A6 line-up is the stunning high-performance RS6 Avant. This athletic estate is an unmistakable range-topper with various details distinguishing it from the mid-range S6 Avant, and it delivers all the thrills you expect when out on the road.
With the RS6 Avant Audi proves that practicality and style can co-exist, as the carmaker has crafted a sleek estate that's also highly functional. The determined front fascia includes vast air intakes cut into the bumper below Audi Matrix LED headlights, which deliver optimum illumination without dazzling other road users. A front spoiler, rear diffuser and side sill extensions are all borrowings from the racetrack, included to complement flared wheel arches which add a muscular look to the exterior. Behind 20-inch seven-twin-spoke alloy wheels sit RS-badged performance brake callipers to underline the estate's abilities on the road.
Inside you'll find a cabin crafted to enrich every mile at the wheel. Carbon inlays stretch across a dashboard which also houses sophisticated aluminium inlays, the focal point being a flat-bottomed three-spoke leather steering wheel finished with contrast stitching and an RS emblem. Included as standard is an ambient lighting package which makes every journey an occasion through entrance lighting, illuminated door sill trims and anti-glare passenger compartment lighting.
The list of in-vehicle technology included by Audi is long, and includes intelligent features design for safer and more enjoyable motoring. The MMI Navigation Plus system boasts MMI Touch for simple control, a trait enhanced by the voice command function. It also includes an eight-inch colour display, to join the seven-inch screen that comes with the Driver's Information System (DIS). An Audi Music Interface lets you play your own choice of music through an iPod® or other MP3 device, with crisp audio streamed through the BOSE surround-sound system.
Under the RS6 Avant's bonnet is the German firm's superb 4.0-litre V8 TFSI quattro engine, which sends 552bhp and 700Nm of torque to the road through a responsive eight-speed tiptronic gearbox. The model surges from standing to 60mph in around 3.9 seconds as a result, a magnificent feat for an estate that can also carry up to 1,680 litres of cargo. The top speed is limited to 155mph, yet during everyday drives the eagerness of the vehicle to accelerate through the gears is sure to provide ample excitement.
Underlining the advancement of this hot family estate are its safety credentials. Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) work alongside the quattro system to keep you in command on any road, with safer slowing and stopping managed by the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). Audi parking system plus eases you into spaces using acoustic and visual warnings, and hill-hold assist prevents the car rolling back when pulling away on an incline.
The RS6 Avant is not simply one of the finest Audi's in the model family - it's also a class-leader among its rivals. Give the estate the attention it deserves with a test drive from John Clark Audi - simply enquire with us today for details.