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2014 Audi RS6 Avant trailer released [video]

Reaching Europe next summer

Audi has released a video trailer for its recently announced 2014 RS6 Avant. The new and improved super wagon will reach European showrooms next summer, with no plans of arriving stateside.

As a reminder, the car makes use of a twin-turbo V8 4.0-liter engine generating 560 HP (412 kW) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque. Power is transferred to the quattro all-wheel drive system via an 8-speed tiptronic transmission, enabling the RS6 Avant to perform the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in only 3.9 seconds.

The standard model can reach a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h), while with the optional Dynamic package can hit 174 mph (280 km/h). Audi also offers the Dynamic Plus package which increases maximum speed to an impressive 190 mph (305 km/h).

Featuring start/stop and cylinder on-demand fuel-saving systems, the 2014 Audi RS6 Avant is able to return 24 mpg US (28.8 mpg UK or 9.8 liters / 100 km), making it approximately 40 percent more economical than the model it replaces.

Source: Audi

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s4quattro
I gotta say I prefer the M5, but this is nice.
Dec 13, 2012 5:10 pm
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Ivo_205
The colour is Daytona Grey, it is an optional S-line only colour for the standard A6 (I know as my A6 will arrive in 3 weeks) but I guess it will be a standard colour for the RS6. As for Adui understeering: my current A5 understeers quite a bit when pushed but have only really noticed it twice over 4 years. It only tends to become noticeable when you drive like you're on a racetrack, which should never be done on public roads anyway. When I test drove the A6 I noticed you need to push the car a lot harder before even the slightest hint of understeer kicks in. Still not quite on 5-series level, but it is getting very close.
Dec 13, 2012 3:54 am
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AutopiaDR
I love the RS6 its fhe perfect combination of everything you need in a vehicle to almost perfect proportions.
Dec 12, 2012 8:45 pm
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94geo
RS^ just doesn't excite me as much as the M5.
Dec 12, 2012 7:01 pm
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911gt2
Sounds pretty lame. Plus the M5 is better. M5 is better balanced on twisty roads or the track, and at the push of a button can play the roll of a luxury car better than any car in the class.
Dec 12, 2012 6:47 pm
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GSS5_23
right...and you base those statements on what? certainly not from having driven the c7 rs6.
Dec 12, 2012 9:22 pm
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Shumy
This color is awesome but I hope it won't cost 10k...
Dec 12, 2012 3:36 pm
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hunker7
When it comes to Audi's everyone goes on and on about understeer right? I do aggree there is understeer, because it is Quattro, and you can't eliminate it 100%. I am sure there is people here that own a M3, M5 etc. How many times have you been on track, and actually had a proper drive, where you can feel that RWD? In EU in most countries you get snow in winter, which mean if you DO have a RWD car, it is not a JOY to drive it, whereas Audi's Quattro can do wonderful things in any conditions. And having Quattro helps RS6 to get to 0-62 in 3.9 seconds, because it can put the power down more efficiently.
Dec 12, 2012 1:32 pm
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MercedesSL
I like the M5 better than the RS6. Plus the M5 can drive just fine in the snow with snow tires (Google f10 M5 snow testing)..Plus the RS6 and M5 could only drive in a few inches of snow anyway before they would bottom out due to low ground clearance...so either one is not a wise choice of you live in a snow area...plus driving fast in the snow in any car is plain dumb.
Dec 12, 2012 6:54 pm
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greabjon
respect AUDI RS!!!
Dec 12, 2012 12:32 pm
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Kakumbaz
respect for Quattro
Dec 13, 2012 8:04 am
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tumbo
OMG what a sound. Machine gun. Btw, check this out. New RS6 live pic: http://www.gtspirit.com/wp-content/gallery/first-live-images-2013-audi-rs6-avant/rs6-live-pics-4.jpg
Dec 12, 2012 12:27 pm
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hunker7
"Plus package which increases maximum speed to an impressive 190 mph (305 km/h)" at this point it is still limited.
Dec 12, 2012 12:14 pm
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EnzoTinyu
M5 or RS6?
Dec 12, 2012 11:58 am
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hunker7
RS6
Dec 12, 2012 12:12 pm
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Stiivu
I guess the forthcoming reviews will say the M5 is the better driving car. However, for me I would take the RS6 any day. Why? Because here in England it is either raining or peeing down, and the idea of over 500hp and 2 wheel drive is a recipe for the nearest ditch. Give me Quattro, and the reassurance it gives any day, any weather.
Dec 12, 2012 12:20 pm
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tumbo
RS6 anyday.
Dec 12, 2012 12:28 pm
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Ratt
I would take the M5, RS6 is a nice car, but soulless.
Dec 12, 2012 12:54 pm
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SorryMyBadEnglish
All new German cars looks like they are designed and built by computer. Germans! bring humanity back to your car making and designs!!!.
Dec 12, 2012 3:18 pm
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Shumy
I don't know if there will be a station wagon m5 but even if they make one, all the way rs6. would think about it for the sedan though
Dec 12, 2012 3:37 pm
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BMWCS
M5...Honestly the RS6 sounds like garbage compared to the M.
Dec 12, 2012 6:42 pm
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Teddy
Yeah with its fake engine noises and all. Give me a break.
Dec 13, 2012 1:22 am
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BMWCS
The S6, and S7 use the same "fake" interior sounds. Im talking from the outside of the car....The M5 sounds great...The RS6 not so much.
Dec 13, 2012 5:18 am
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94geo
M5 all day long.
Dec 12, 2012 6:57 pm
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MercedesSL
M5 is my winner
Dec 13, 2012 5:11 pm
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Kakumbaz
RS6 is my winner
Dec 13, 2012 8:01 am
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Penguin
STOP WITH THE STATION WAGONS!
Dec 12, 2012 11:02 am
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4everRS
Then don't buy one. I love it and think it is the ultimate "do(nearly)-everything" vehicle money can buy.
Dec 12, 2012 11:45 am
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Shumy
never saw a comment with that many dislikes...
Dec 12, 2012 3:38 pm
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