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2013 Audi RS6 Avant to feature 580 PS - report

 2013 Audi RS6 Avant to feature 580 PS  - report
New Audi RS6 Avant first spy photos at Nurburgring 17.04.2012

Could have a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine

New details are starting to emerge about the 2013 Audi RS6 Avant.

According to Autocar, the estate will feature the company's new twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine. It develops 520 PS (382 kW / 513 hp) and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) of torque in the S8, but sources are indicating it will produce 580 PS (427 kW / 572 hp) and 699 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque in the RS6.

The engine will reportedly be connected to eight-speed automatic transmission or new seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. We can also expect an all-wheel drive system and an active rear differential with torque vectoring technology.

If everything pans out, the RS6 should be able to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in less than 4.5 seconds.

Source: Autocar

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Comments (12)

 BOOGIE_WOOGIE BOOGIE_WOOGIE
Wagons don't handle mate. This is meant for autobahn cruising. Not track day shenanigans.
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August 8, 2012 5:53 pm
 CReeds CReeds
The thing I love about the RS6 Avant is that it always looks like its carved from a block of granite (although often times it seems to weigh as much, lol) with no need for all the baubles and bolt-ons. No other uber-wagon has the same degree of presence. It'll go and stop fast, hopefully it handles well.
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August 5, 2012 11:08 am
 LWE7 LWE7
The RS6 is the ultimate fast-family car. Hope it not too expensive lol.
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August 4, 2012 3:00 pm
 Shumy Shumy
nice to see they were able to put as much hp as the previous model with two less cylinders and 1200cc smaller engine... this car will most likely do the 0-100 faster than 4.5 as the engine is smaller so less heavier and because of the weight improvements of the chassis and body of audi. Same engine allows the new s8 to do the 0-100 in 4.2 seconds with 520hp not 570...
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August 4, 2012 10:38 am
 tazcubed tazcubed
Nice to see they're still working on a super-wagon. Too bad it's probably not going to reach North America. Just because it's a wagon doesn't mean that it's going to be far behind the sedan, but it'll guarantee it'll be far ahead of any damned SUV.
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August 4, 2012 9:37 am
 ifudge ifudge
Still fourth on the shopping list after M5, E63 and XFR.
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August 4, 2012 3:21 am
 Microice Microice
the ultimate wagon... but i'll take the sedan. i think it maybe a bit slower than the panamera turbo or thare abouts.
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August 3, 2012 5:51 pm
 IGoSlow IGoSlow
With 572 bhp, shouldnt the car be accelerating sub 4 seconds? Either way, its going to be a beast.
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August 3, 2012 3:24 pm