Few peers for Audi RS 6 Avant GT

Riley Riley

It doesn’t get much better than this.

The new Audi RS 6 Avant GT has few peers.

The twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 puts out 463kW of power and 850Nm of torque from 2300 to 4500 rpm — 22 kW and 50Nm more than the standard RS 6 Avant (which we can tell you is no slouch).

It propels the “family” wagon from 0-100km/h in 3.3 seconds — 0.3 seconds faster than the RS 6 Avant.

Top speed is 305 km/h, with negative acceleration is handled by standard RS ceramic brakes.

Claimed fuel consumption in case you’re wondering is 12.7-12.2L/100km.

The special edition is packed with exclusive details for both the exterior and the interior.

An impressive pass-through roof edge spoiler, redefined diffuser and 22-inch wheels in a distinctive design underscore its top position in the model series.

Power is fed to all four wheels via an eight-speed Tiptronic gearbox with optimised shift times.

Like the RS 6 Avant, the Avant GT uses the latest version of the locking centre differential.

Particularly light and compact, it distributes engine power to the front and rear axle at ratio of 40:60.

If slippage occurs, more drive torque is automatically applied to the axle with better traction – up to 70 percent front 85 percent to the rear axle.

The reworked centre differential improves driving dynamics, ensures noticeably more precise cornering, and makes for less understeer at the limit.

To further distinguish the special edition from other RS models, the quattro sport differential on the rear axle has been specially tuned for the RS 6 Avant GT.

The new parameters focus on greater agility and rear bias in “dynamic” driving mode.

Customers benefit from sporty, neutral, and highly precise handling.

For the first time, and only for the RS 6 Avant GT, adjustable coil-over suspension comes as standard.

It lowers the ride height by 10mm and offers a perfect combination of dynamics and comfort.

A higher spring rate, triple-adjustable dampers, and stiffer stabilisers (30 percent stiffer at the front and 80 percent at the rear) ensure less body roll, which once again significantly increases the fun factor.

The necessary tools and instructions for making individual adjustments are also on board.

Customers can alternatively order the RS sport suspension plus with Dynamic Ride Control (DRC) or the RS adaptive air suspension.

The new high-performance Continental “Sport Contact 7” 285/30 R22 tyres ensure the necessary grip for dynamic driving.

They offer consistently better road holding under both dry and wet conditions and reduce understeer when cornering at speed, making for overall more precise handling across the entire speed range.

Additionally, the braking distance is up to two meters shorter with the new tyres when braking from 100 to 0km/h.

The idea of the Audi RS 6 Avant GT stems back to the apprentice project RS 6 GTO concept from 2020.

Twelve apprentices learning to work as bodywork and vehicle construction mechanics, automotive mechanics, automotive painters, and tooling mechanics worked on the project for six months with the support of Audi Design.

They took most of their inspiration from the legendary Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO race car from 1989.

The result shows the range of ways in which young talents can contribute to the company even during their apprenticeship.

2024 Audi RS 6 Avant GT 3


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