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2014 Audi RS6 Avant hitting Australia this November from about 230,000 AUD

 2014 Audi RS6 Avant hitting Australia this November from about 230,000 AUD
2014 Audi RS6 Avant

Won't be sold in U.S.

Audi has announced the 2014 RS6 Avant will be sold in Australia starting this November at an estimated price of 230,000 AUD.

Good news for those of you living in Australia as the Audi RS6 Avant has been confirmed for a November launch, as opposed to United States where the Ingolstadt-based automaker won’t sell this model. Andrew Doyle who is Audi's Australia chief also said the RS5 Cabriolet will go on sale this July, together with the RS4 Avant, TT RS Plus and the range-topping R8.

To refresh your memory, the 2014 Audi RS6 Avant makes use of a V8 4.0-liter twin-turbo engine rated at 560 HP (412 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. All those ponies are sent to the proprietary quattro all-wheel drive system through an eight-speed tiptronic gearbox.

The super wagon reaches 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.9 seconds and a limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). Opt for the Dynamic package and speed limit is increased to 174 mph (280 km/h). With the Dynamic Plus package the 2014 RS6 Avant can do 190 mph (305 km/h).

Source: Audi

Audi’s New RS6 Avant on the Starting Blocks for Australia

  • All-new RS 6 Avant to be launched Downunder in November 2013
  • An incredible 412kW and 700 Nm from its 4.0 litre V8 engine, with cylinder on demand technology
  • Audi Australia’s Managing Director, Andrew Doyle, says the company welcomes this impressive new top model to the range

Audi’s all new RS 6 Avant has been launched internationally. This superlative sportscar is heading to Australia for a local launch in November 2013.

Boasting a massive power output of 412 kW and 700 Nm of torque, this incredible performance car is available in Avant-body style only and joins the Audi RS 4 Avant as one of the company’s most impressive achievements – a truly practical sportscar.

With a capacious load-carrying area in the rear of the RS 6 Avant, this all new model, like its smaller sibling, is extremely versatile yet gives nothing away in terms of pure sports performance. The RS 6 Avant accelerates from 0 – 100km/h in just 3.9 seconds.

Audi Australia’s Andrew Doyle says the RS 6 Avant is sure to find favour in Australia because it’s the ‘ultimate’ compromise – a car that performs brilliantly, yet has the practicality of an SUV, in an Avant body-style.

“The all new RS 6 Avant will be a very welcome addition to our high performance vehicle line-up in Australia. It will join the RS 4 Avant, the TT RS plus and the new R8 model – all of which have been introduced in the first quarter of this year to Australian audiences,” Mr Doyle said.

“Without a doubt, 2013 is a year when Audi will introduce a host of extreme performance vehicles to the Australian market. In addition to our RS 4 Avant, TT RS plus and R8, we will also be bringing the all new RS 5 Cabriolet in July.”

“There will be no shortage of choice from the Audi range for those dynamically-minded customers wanting to make the most of high-performance, combined with everyday driving capacity. This model will further cement our reputation as a manufacturer of the highest quality, sports vehicles,” Mr Doyle said.

Whilst exact pricing and specification are yet to be announced for this sporty top model of the A6 range, it is expected to debut around $230,000 + MLP.

The RS 6 Avant is expected to carry a very high level of specification as befits it’s ‘supercar’ badge including 360 degree camera, 20-inch wheels, carbon inlays, adaptive air suspension, digital TV + navigation plus, Audi connect features and an optional Dynamic Ride Control feature and matt quattro styling package.

The previous RS 6 Avant was sold in Australia between late 2008 until 2010. Around 65 units were sold in just over two years.

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porsche6616
Sure it's fast but it's still fugly. Looks like a match box like other Audi.
Apr 12, 2013 7:58 am
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hunker7
Can't wait to see this in action
Apr 11, 2013 4:19 pm
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Hyeon-MinHa
American RS6 fans would be angry!!! Anyway, exterior of current RS6 is my taste.
Apr 11, 2013 11:30 am
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EhEmGee
They'll probably get an RS6 Ute too. Damn Aussies get all the cool toys.
Apr 11, 2013 7:41 am
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Devo
It because of the luxury car tax- basically the govt slaps an additional 30% tax on the cost of a car over i believe $68,000.00 or thereabout. This tax also applies to extras. It is a clever tax- I wish they would implement it in South Africa. It would stop all the govt officials from driving 5ers, E's and 6's.
Apr 11, 2013 7:31 am
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Kid_Voltron
that's a very suspect observation, you are aware a greater majority of people who buy 5ers, E and 6 and so on, work for or own private companies, so it would hit them most and the government officials you claim buy this probably don't buy them out of their own money but "car allowances" Not to mention that like Australia, cars here are also a good 40% more than what the US/EU pays for, mind you VW, BMW, Toyota amongst other manufactures also assemble and export from South Africa.
Apr 12, 2013 2:39 am
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raduq
Where is the huge difference coming from? 230.000 AUD is around 185.000 euros. In Germany the price is around 110.000 euros.
Apr 11, 2013 7:23 am
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vanquert
Haha in Noway 185.000 wouldn't even give you an R8. This thing will realisticly cost a Norwegian about 300.000 Euros. I was concidering importing an old C5 RS6 from 2003, costs about 30.000 euros. To get it in to norway, with importfees, VAT and plates it would end up on about 127.000 Euros. Great value for that kind of money when a new RS6 costs 110.000 EUR in Germany ;-)
Apr 11, 2013 7:54 am
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catchmyshadow
your country is not very car friendly
Apr 11, 2013 9:15 am
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vanquert
No, you would think my state hate cars. Norway got one of the oldest carparks in scandinavia and north Europe. They should make new cars cheaper to make people buy new, much safer cars, with lower emissions. Electric cars are pretty cheap though. Think the Tesla S is starting at about 60.000 EUR.
Apr 11, 2013 9:42 am
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radmeister
You forget to mention on average Norwegians make 40% more $ than Germans. But it's probably more financially viable to buy a 1bdrm condo in Germany, rent it out and buy the car in Germany and register it there and just drive around with German plates. Save yourself a bunch of $ and also build equity.
Apr 11, 2013 11:58 am
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radmeister
I mean that's what my friend's grandparents do, an s class is like 40,000$ cheaper in the US than Canada, so they took that 40k and put it as a downpayment on a 4bdrm house in Florida by Disney world, they rent the house, make some $ off of that and saved 40k on their car. No problem driving with US plates, just gotta cross the border every 2 months. In the EU I imagine you don't even have to do that.
Apr 11, 2013 12:04 pm
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vanquert
Radmeister: Yes I failed to point out that Norwegians have a greater Income. Therefore it is wrong of me to compare the prices like I do in the OP. Eventhough this is not the correct way either; If you take into account what you just said- The RS 6 should be priced in-about 40% Higher in Norway than in Germany. A price increasment from 110' euros to 300' euros is in about a growth of 172 %. Take a look at the Big Mac Index as well, you can see the NOK is overvalued by over 60% compared to the EUR. Again, Even if you PPP adjust products in Norway, it is still a very expensive country to live in even if the wages are higher.
Apr 11, 2013 2:35 pm
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loki
I don't know what's worse: not being able to buy it, or being able to buy it for Ferrari money...
Apr 11, 2013 7:19 am
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Garais877
its wagon with Ferrari performance, what else you wanted???
Apr 11, 2013 1:23 pm
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loki
If cruising down the Autobahn at a constant speed of over 250 km/h is your idea of "Ferrari performance" then yeah, you're right. However, I'd like to think one doesn't buy a Ferrari just for that.
Apr 12, 2013 4:58 am
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porsche6616
If someone gives me a Ferrari for free I would definitely keep but this I would sell and get rid of it instantly. Thats the difference
Apr 14, 2013 7:29 am
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Garais877
@porsche6616 well I do other way round... at least I will have RS6 that's on Autobahn simply destroys Ferry and other thing is my RS6 will not get on fire :)
Apr 26, 2013 12:14 pm
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Garais877
plus at same time I can bring a Christmas tree home for Christmas in my RS6... isn't that great... and have more comfort too...
Apr 26, 2013 12:17 pm
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