Presenting the Audi RS 6 Avant at Seasyde House​

The Audi RS 6 is a high-performance variant of the Audi A6 range produced by Audi Sport GmbH, the supercharged subsidiary of Audi. The RS initials come from the German RennSport, literally translated as Racing Sport, and is positioned as the ultimate top-tier performance trim level that Audi offers. We took our stunning Audi RS 6 Avant Vorsprung on location to showcase the model at its very best.  

Grey Audi RS 6 Avant Vorsprung model sits on the driveway with Seasyde House in the background

An Idyllic Location

Seasyde House is a 17th Century Grade A listed Georgian country home located in the Carse of Gowrie, a beautiful stretch of low-lying country in the southern area of Gowrie in Perth and Kinross, with the Firth of Tay lying a short distance away.

It has strong connections to figures in Scotland’s history: Admiral Duncan was Scotland’s greatest sailor, the victor of the Battle of Camperdown, and spent his childhood at Seasyde whilst a portrait of the Duke of Rothes, who was a close friend of King Charles II, hangs inside the house.

Fiona Leslie’s family has owned Seasyde House since 1989 and introduced red squirrels to the area which are best spotted from the house at breakfast time. Fiona’s mother, a talented gardener, worked hard to bring peace, colour and harmony to the garden and Fiona has continued this with the addition of a Mongolian Yurt where she offers a selection of wellness treatments.

The lawn extends down towards the Tay where a wild flower bank leads to the bird sanctuary reed bed. This is a section of the UK’s largest continuous reed bed which is managed by the RSPB and ensures that it is a suitable habitat for a range of birds that includes bearded tits and marsh harriers. Seasyde House is an excellent place to watch the local wildlife, including Roe Deer!

We thank Fiona and the team at Seasyde House for allowing us to use the grounds as a co-star in our Audi RS6 Avant shoot, we think they are the perfect pairing!

Seasyde House

Grey Audi RS 6 Avant Vorsprung photographed in front of Seasyde House wit the boot open and luggage sitting next to it.
Two grey Audi RS 6 Avant sitting side by side, facing opposite directions.

Exquisite Exterior Design

The Audi RS6 Avant is much more than an estate car. In its 20 year history it has had four generations of RS 6 available, each one with innovative design, striking features, and impressive practicality. The current model is no different and this RS 6 Avant demonstrates the long years of Audi artistry that have nurtured it into the car that it is today.

The front grille is much wider than on previous models and is paired with slimmer headlights which gives an overall longer, lower, and wider appearance. The broad flared wheel arches add unmistakeable flair and make the 22 inch alloy wheels pop at every angle.

The Vorsprung model, pictured, features the Gloss Black styling pack which is different from the Carbon Black pack available elsewhere in the range. The pack includes the front spoiler, front side flaps, side sill inserts, rear diffuser insert, trim strips on the side windows, and the Audi rings in gloss black whilst the roof rails complement in matt black.

Also exclusive to the Vorsprung model is the panoramic glass sunroof, allowing natural light to flood the cabin, and the large black oval tailpipes for the RS Sports exhaust system. The Vorsprung models are slick, finished impeccably, and ready for whatever the road throws at them.

For visibility with RS models you're given matrix LED headlights with Audi Laser Light which doubles the range of the high beams. Meanwhile the daytime running light signature has a digital character: twelve light segments are positioned vertically next to each other and separated by narrow spaces. The turn signals and the matrix LED headlights illuminate the road dynamically and precisely whilst automatically hiding other road users from the cone of light. The tail lights are also digital inspired with nine vertical segments that alternate with the brake lights.

As with all other models you can choose to pay extra for your desired paint choice and Audi gives a great selection for the RS 6 Avant which allows you to tone it to your favourite shade easily or to match with your chosen alloy wheels and interior setup.

The rear quarter of the Audi RS 6 Avant close up with Seasyde House in the background.
The rear half of the Audi RS 6 Avant Vorsprung with the rear door open to show the rear seats.

Inviting Interior Architecture

The interior of the Audi RS6 Avant has been curated to heighten the driving experience and allows you to travel with ultimate comfort on every journey.

The front sport seats have integrated headrests, 4-way electric lumbar support, driver memory, and cooling air ventilation and are finished in perforated Valcona leather with RS-specific honeycomb stitching and the RS logo embossed. The front seats are sleek and luxurious, allowing you to blur the line between owning a performance car and owning a luxury car.

The driver enjoys a fully digital instrument cluster courtesy of the Audi Virtual Cockpit which offers an RS-specific design and a 12.3 inch display. This replaces the traditional analogue dials and is a configurable system that allows you to choose the information that is displayed in front of you. It's controllable from the multifunction controls mounted on the steering wheel.

As well as this, there are a pair of touch screens in the centre console with haptic feedback. These are 10.1 inches and 8.6 inches respectively and come with MMI Navigation and MMI Touch, DAB radio, Audi Smartphone Interface, and Audi Connect Infotainment Services. The bottom screen contains controls for other functions in the car such as the climate controls.

There is also the Audi Phone Box, located in the centre armrest, which allows your phone to wirelessly connect to the car antenna and enables inductive charging. To complement your chosen media output is the Bang & Olufsen premium sound system with 3D sound.

Additional touches around the interior such as blue accents, contrasting stitching, and RS floor mats pull the design together whilst the Natural Grey Brown fine grain ash interior inlays complement the other materials perfectly.

Discussing the interior of the RS 6 Avant is not complete without addressing the luggage capacity. With all five seats in the upright position you are able to make use of 565 litres of boot space, which opens up to as much as 1680 litres with the rear seats folded. The RS 6 Avant is an incredibly practical estate whilst giving you all the qualities that you can expect from a luxury car.

The interior of the driver's side of the Audi RS 6 Avant Vorsprung

Powerful Performance

The success of the RS 6 comes from the basic concept that was introduced in the very first model in 2002: a double-charged engine and all-wheel drive. This has allowed the RS 6, in every iteration, to set the tone for high-standard performance station wagons with impressive performance and outstanding everyday usability.

The 4.0 litre V8 engine in this generation of RS 6 Avant has a phenomenal power output of 600 PS at 6000-6250 rpm and boost pressure of 800 Nm torque. This works with Audi's 8-speed Tiptronic automatic gearbox an Quattro permanent four wheel steering for improved ride quality on city streets and twisty road routes alike. Audi claims official figures of 3.6 seconds of acceleration to reach 62mph and a top speed of 155mph when you press down on the throttle, which stacks it up strongly against similar cars from BMW, Mercedes, and Porsche. You can expect CO2 emissions to reach 290g/km whilst utilising a combined mpg of 22.1 alongside the Vorsprung's 22 inch alloy wheels.

The engine is supported by RS-sports suspension Plus with Dynamic Ride Control which offers integrated pitch and roll stabilisation through steel springs and three-way adjustable dampers that counteract the movements of the vehicle body with no delay, without the use of electronics. Audi also claims

As well as this, the sports differential boosts the Audi RS 6 Avant performance by driving power between all four wheels to provide optimum distribution, dynamic handling, and superior safety. Sports differential distributes torque from the engine between the wheels on the rear axle to deliver superior traction and avoid under-steer all together. The centre diff has a torque split between the front and rear axles of 40:60 but can direct as much as 70% of the power forward or as much as 85% of the power backwards when necessary.

The Quattro GmbH features standard brakes with 10-piston fixed calipers with the RS logo in black and internally ventilated and perforated steel composite discs. These have the option to be upgraded to the RS steel brakes with red calipers, as photographed in our chosen Vorsprung model.

To support you on every drive there are a number of driver assistance and safety features that you will find on the RS 6 Avant Vorsprung. This includes adaptive cruise control with speed limiter, lane keeping assist, camera based road sign recognition system, predictive efficiency assistant, high beam assist, pre-sense basic, emergency assist, Audi side assist, Cross Traffic Assist front, and Pre-sense rear.

Future versions of the Audi RS6 Avant will include a greener plug in hybrid option.

Audi RS 6 Avant driving towards thr camera on a country road
The Audi RS 6 Avant Vorsprung drives away from the camera on a country road

Final Thoughts

The Audi RS 6 Avant Vorsprung is an incredible car, both in styling and performance. It continues to blur the line between performance car and luxury car by allowing you to choose both without sacrifice.

For more information about the Audi RS6 Avant please contact Aberdeen Audi or Dundee Audi today. Our knowledgeable teams will be able to show you the Audi RS6 Avant in person, answer any further questions, and accompany you on a test drive of this impressive model.

Audi RS 6 Avant surrounded by the garden of Seasyde House