2014 Audi RS6 Avant shines in Geneva

2014 Audi RS6 Avant
2014 Audi RS6 Avant

Goes on sale this summer

The world premiere of the 2014 Audi RS6 Avant has occurred yesterday at the dawn of the Geneva Motor Show.

Set to go on sale this summer, the new RS6 Avant is powered by a twin-turbo V8 4.0-liter engine generating 560 HP (412 kW) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque. The power unit is linked to an 8-speed tiptronic gearbox and the proprietary quattro AWD system with a torque vectoring differential.

As a result of this setup, the hot wagon will need just 3.9 seconds until the speedometer reads 62 mph (100 km/h), on its way to a top speed of 190 mph (305 km/h) when fitted with the optional Dynamic Plus package.

Riding on 20-inch alloys, the RS6 Avant has a dual exhaust system, glossy black rear diffuser and a tailgate-mounted spoiler. Despite the impressive performance, the car will return 24 mpg US (28.2 mpg UK or 9.8 liters / 100 km) which makes it about 40 percent more fuel-efficient than the model it replaces.

Source: Audi

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Dan_5381 Dan_5381
looks like 911gt2 have a lot of friends
Mar 7th, 2013 7:16pm
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SorryMyBadEnglish SorryMyBadEnglish
You can take your dog very quickly to the dog park.
Mar 7th, 2013 1:41am
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SorryMyBadEnglish SorryMyBadEnglish
Mar 7th, 2013 12:55am
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Teddy Teddy
I love all these BMW fan-boys who literally have no lives, the come onto audi articles and boast about how premium BMW's are, you mor)ns would buy sh#t if it had a bmw logo on it. You clowns are soooo f""n insecure you constantly up vote your own comments under different accounts. Ohhh do you guys feel better having more pluses beside your comment?
Mar 6th, 2013 9:14pm
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911gt2 911gt2
Any thing with a BMW badge? Well yeah b/c it was engineered, and developed by guess who? BMW. Audi fans would literally buy a VW with an Audi badge on it. Oh, wait they do. A3,a1, Tt ,q3 are VW's for badge whores....like you .
Mar 6th, 2013 10:40pm
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hunker7 hunker7
Why did Audi overtook MB in worldwide sales last year, if it is just re-bedged VW? Why Audi has more awards for quality than Mercedes? Mercedes isn't better than Renault then, as A/B-class will use renault engines.
Mar 6th, 2013 11:20pm
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911gt2 911gt2
Why did Audi pass Mercedes? Cheaper prices due to VW parts for one. And two the Audi a1 which accounts for over 100 k units a year USA mildly worked over polo, which applying the term premium to is a long stretch. The a1 is priced considerably lower than anything Mercedes sells with their badge on it. It's pretty simple Audi went downmarket to get some easy volume.
Mar 7th, 2013 12:12am
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911gt2 911gt2
Speaking of engine autoexpress recently published a study that Audi was second highest rate of engine failures out of all car makes. Mercedes was 3rd BEST only behind Toyota and Honda.
Mar 7th, 2013 12:23am
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hunker7 hunker7
Mar 7th, 2013 1:11am
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schizo schizo
Back in the day's when I used to be young and when I thought I knew everything and could do anything in the world I used to be an Audi fan. The UR-Quattro rally car and the monster Audi V8 DTM cars were awesome. Being an architecture student the clean lines were very attractive. I owned an Audi A6 for 3 years. But when I got inside my friend's Passat I felt betrayed. I was further betrayed when I worked on my Audi and found out I could purchase the same part from VW for much cheaper price. I was getting screwed over from Audi and my service center. My Audi was in the service center frequently after 70,000 miles. I thought that was typical of German cars because my other car was a BMW and it too was in the service center often. But I was wrong again...for the last 10 years I've owned various Mercedes Benz including AMG's (our family currently has 3 the oldest being a 2006 E-Class with over 200,000 kms) and NONE of them have been in the service center for non-routine maintence related repair. That's why I NEVER buy another Audi again...although a BMW I might purchase because they are special to drive I have to admit that. Also, Audi has one of the worst service records in my country. Their service center (closely followed by VW) has the most complaints registered to the consumer affairs bureau. But they sell a lot of cars...why? Because it's cheap and it gets you a prestigious German badge. But where are all the Audi sales coming from? The A4 and Q5...the cheaper cars. That doesn't sound like a very prestigious brand in my opinion...
Mar 7th, 2013 5:36am
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kimbo kimbo
Indeed, I have noticed the same thing. It just makes me more assured BMW drivers are asshats.
Mar 6th, 2013 11:56pm
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911gt2 911gt2
They should Rename it the RS-understeer. That is the only thing RS constantly brings to the table. Lol. BMW M and AMG must be flattered VW created RS to try and play with them.
Mar 6th, 2013 5:52pm
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hunker7 hunker7
Audi gets 560bhp and 700Nm of torque out of 4.0 V8, while MB gets 557bhp and 720Nm out of 5.5l V8 and BMW has 560bhp and 680Nm of torque from 4.4l V8. Audi's 0-62 time is 0.4 seconds quicker than E63/M5. You have to buy 'S' model E63 to get performance of RS6, but then there is dynamic plus package which will take power up to 600bhp for RS6. talk as much as you want, Audi is better. simple as that. They get much more out of smaller engines + AWD is as standard.
Mar 6th, 2013 5:38pm
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911gt2 911gt2
personally I would not want AWD. B/c there is more to performance than 0 to 60. Anyway the"rs6 plus" would only have 15 more hp than the Benz but the Benz will still have over 60 lb ft more torque, and has the weight advantage. So yeah e63 FTW!!!!
Mar 6th, 2013 5:48pm
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hunker7 hunker7
As far as I know, there is no information on torque figure for RS6 Plus, only HP figure. Which means, you can't really say that E63 is going to have 80Nm of torque more than RS6 plus?
Mar 6th, 2013 5:56pm
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hunker7 hunker7
Fear enough, I agree that Quattro has understee, so will 4 matic, because that is what AWD does. BUT, you feel understeer when you push car to the limits. Now how many people who will buy Quattro or 4 matic will push their car to the limit and go to track and race? 1%? Even people who buy super high tech McLaren or Lambo or Ferrari they go to track maybe never. By saying that, AWD have more advantages than disadvantages, i.e. much safer and it has much more grip, which allows you to use all the power.
Mar 6th, 2013 6:20pm
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w0bble w0bble
i absolutely love this car too bits don´t get me wrong but i have 2 points of criticism.1.)The quattro logo in the front grille.2.)Because of the petruding rear fenders it looks like the area around the number plate has been squashed in. Reminds me of a square button that has been pushed (note this does not happen as much on the regular models).
Mar 6th, 2013 5:17pm
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Philosopher Philosopher
man, this is a great car. great look, great performance, and very practical. i wish i had one.
Mar 6th, 2013 4:52pm
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schizo schizo
Impressive. I'm sure it will look better in a more subdued color like grey. Nice little details that plays well with the clean lines of the car. Photo shop this car and shrink it down and there you have the upcoming RS3...
Mar 6th, 2013 4:48pm
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Ratt Ratt
There's no point discussing anything about Audi anymore, all those fanboys gonna drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.
Mar 6th, 2013 4:02pm
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BeEmWe BeEmWe
Well said! Wonder why they always compare with Merc and BMW! Some wannabe feeling, or lack of confidence?
Mar 6th, 2013 4:28pm
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CReeds CReeds
No, just an overwhelming feeling of complete superiority.
Mar 6th, 2013 11:58pm
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911gt2 911gt2
Superiority!?!? lol you really are delusional. Just don't give the Audi fanboys any facts. They don't know how to respond other than rattling off a sales number or a 0 to 60 time. lol. RS6 has AWD, electric steering, and 8 speed automatic, this is not an enthusiast car its a posers car. Example of a more enthusiast oriented car is the M5, RWD, hydraulic steering, double clutch or manual option. 0 to 60 means little unless your a lounge chair "enthusiast" like all the posers on this site withe their 1.8T jettas. Around a track where ALL performance metrics come into play the my money is still on the M5.
Mar 7th, 2013 1:27am
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Joao Oliveira Joao Oliveira
Audi fanboys don't live in the car industry, they live in the audi Industry... The new RS6 is a nice car, even if it doesn't beat any m5 or E63, but fanboy without knowin anything claim victory already... The last RS6 had impressive specs, but didn't beat anyhting
Mar 6th, 2013 4:45pm
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Dan_5381 Dan_5381
Tell me a good reason why Audi can't beat them? I don't see even a reason.
Mar 6th, 2013 5:33pm
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hunker7 hunker7
There is no reason
Mar 6th, 2013 5:45pm
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tazcubed tazcubed
This is a tragedy - it's not coming to North America. For those who do get to possibility to purchase, enjoy!
Mar 6th, 2013 3:45pm
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hunker7 hunker7
You can still import it from Germany, not the same, but you can get it.
Mar 6th, 2013 3:48pm
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Microice Microice
i want a sedan RS6 but i dont think this generation will have one
Mar 6th, 2013 2:42pm
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94geo 94geo
Is this the new S3?
Mar 6th, 2013 2:22pm
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BMariosW BMariosW
Yes this is the new S3 Sportback... if you tilt the picture just a bit you will be looking at the new S7! Or you might call it VW, SKODA, or SEAT. its up to you mate..
Mar 6th, 2013 2:47pm
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hunker7 hunker7
oh is it really? Have a look at latest 3 series, 5 series 6 series, they are all pretty much the same. Lights are shaped the same etc. How is A7 the same as A6 or A4? A3 is totally different. You are probably one of them people who have no idea about cars whatsoever, but when it comes to talking you are the boss right?
Mar 6th, 2013 3:29pm
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Hunker is right the A7 is unique it looks like a dog taking a dump. An the rest of the line up looks like an a4.
Mar 6th, 2013 4:23pm
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Teddy Teddy
hahaha dog taking a dump........ than what are those abominations of the BMW 5 series gt and 3 series GT? those things are ugly a f____, they Hence the reason the sales are garbage, while the A7 wins design awards.
Mar 6th, 2013 9:25pm
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911gt2 911gt2
Looks a little boy racer for the price. Like something an 18 year old would drive. Also the E63 AMG S 4 matic is faster (more power/torque, same weight).
Mar 6th, 2013 2:20pm
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Garais877 Garais877
:D nice dream you have :)
Mar 6th, 2013 3:02pm
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hunker7 hunker7
You know why E63 is now with 4 matic? because they knew Audi will beat the s*** out of RWD E63, by saying that, I still think Audi will be quicker and better.
Mar 6th, 2013 3:24pm
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911gt2 911gt2
Lol great argument, or should I say lack of one. Glad you THINK it will be quicker, but looking at the facts the e63 has better specs.
Mar 6th, 2013 4:14pm
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Teddy Teddy
e63 or c63? I can't tell the difference as they look the same, the e63 still has a laughable interior not worthy of being labelled premium, and don't even get me started on benz's awd system.
Mar 6th, 2013 9:27pm
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CReeds CReeds
Curious how you have this uncanny ability to know one is faster than the other when the rs6 has just been released. Amazing that!
Mar 6th, 2013 11:57pm
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geffs geffs
Can't wait to see the RS3 sportback!
Mar 6th, 2013 1:08pm
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AudiQuattro AudiQuattro
Awesome and epic car! The only thing I don't like is the color... Probably looks better in white, or grey even.
Mar 6th, 2013 12:38pm
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kimbo kimbo
If I had to choose one car that will do everything for me, it had to be this. But 3.9s? Damn, Audi is still conservative with their estimated 0-62 times. S6 already did 3.7s 0-60 mph. This monster will do 3.5 or even less.
Mar 6th, 2013 12:37pm
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tumbo tumbo
Absolutely stunning. There was a gray one also there, that looked even better! Worlds coolest estate for sure.
Mar 6th, 2013 12:05pm
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hunker7 hunker7
Can't wait to see this beating s*** out of E63 and M5 (y)
Mar 6th, 2013 12:26pm
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the GURU the GURU
Not forgetting a supercar or two.
Mar 6th, 2013 12:47pm
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BMariosW BMariosW
and then you woke up
Mar 6th, 2013 2:49pm
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BMariosW BMariosW
i suggest that you check your eyes tumbo. who cares about VW's
Mar 6th, 2013 2:48pm
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hunker7 hunker7
According to what you said; VW will beat the s*** out of E63 and M5.
Mar 6th, 2013 3:22pm
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hunker7 hunker7
I drive Audi, and always will. If he thinks Audi is VW, than BMW or MB isn't any better than VW right? in his mind.
Mar 6th, 2013 3:41pm
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