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Audi RS 6 Avant: Functionality coupled with supercar performance

Audi RS 6 Avant: Functionality coupled with supercar performance
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Readers of the well-known German publication Auto Motor und Sport acknowledged the all-new 2021 Audi RS 6 Avant for its excellent new design features among full-size models included in the esteemed Autonis Awards. 

The award-giving body, in effect, celebrates 25 years of Audi Sport station wagons that combine the efficiency and dynamics of a supercar with the intrinsic convenience and utility of a station wagon.

The launch of the model in the Philippines further reinforces the Audi Sport range here in the country, which includes the spectacular five-cylinder RS 3 Sedan and the RS Q8, the latest lap record holder among the production SUVs at the Nurburgring.

all-new Audi RS 6 Avant

All the newest Audi Sport cars in the country are 2021 models and not updates from last year.

Audi Sport, the high-performance segment of Audi AG, handles the construction and development of the RS models, the R8 supercar among them and included in the models now in the Philippines.

The all-new RS 6 Avant is equipped with a power dome hood, extended side air inlets, and a gloss-black Singleframe grille that defines the aggressive look of the vehicle at the front end. 

Features that are distinct to the all-new RS 6 Avant include an RS-specific bumper defined by a gloss-black rear diffuser along with other styling elements, a roof edge spoiler, RS-specific sills with black inserts, and Quattro blisters over the wheel arches. An RS exhaust system with oval tailpipes emphasizes the performance and power of the vehicle.

A 4.0-liter, twin-turbo, V8 TFSI gasoline engine provides tremendous power to the all-new RS 6 Avant. It generates torque of 800Nm and 600 hp, available from 2,050rpm, to provide greater driving pleasure.

The output, which enables the high-performance station wagon to accelerate from standstill to 100kph in just 3.6 seconds and to 200kph in 12 seconds, has a full-bodied distinct V8 sound that can be tuned through the Audi Drive Select system. 

Drive Select sees to transmission and engine management, Quattro all-wheel-drive, and steering of the all-new RS 6 Avant.

The engine is also equipped with a mild-hybrid system that allows the all-new RS 6 Avant to sprint for up to 40 seconds when the engine is switched off, as well as for the start/stop operation at speeds reaching 22kph.

The cylinder-on-demand system, which switches off a few cylinders at specific speeds and load, further enhances the efficiency of the engine.

An eight-speed Tiptronic transmission, which is tuned for rapid shifting, delivers the power that the 4.0 TFSI V8 engine generates to the Quattro system.

In turn, the system utilizes a mechanical center differential that sends power to the rear and front axles based on available traction. Up to 70% of the power is distributed to the front, and about 85% to the rear. 

Moreover, wheel-selective torque control is responsible for traction assistance while the 22-inch sport alloy wheels covered in high-performance tires ensure excellent contact with the road surface.

In the Philippines, the all-new RS 6 Avant is fitted with the RS Sport Suspension Plus with Dynamic Ride Control system, which incorporates roll stabilization and pitch through the use of three-way adjustable dampers and steel springs to automatically  assist you in counteracting the movements of the vehicle’s body.

When it is set in Comfort mode, it guarantees a seamless ride quality. As for the Dynamic program, it brings spectacular driving precision even when you are cornering at high speeds. 

Aside from these performance features, the all-new RS 6 Avant features a more spacious interior with improved luggage space. The cabin is equipped with numerous RS 6 and RS emblems, RS sport seats, RS aluminum shift paddles, and a perforated leather-wrapped, flat-bottom steering wheel. 

all-new Audi RS 6 Avant

The all-digital operating system of the vehicle also features a black-panel style and an “RS Monitor” display that gives details regarding tire pressure, G-force figures, and temperature of the car’s drive components, among others.

Meanwhile, the safety, efficiency, and comfort of the all-new 2021 RS 6 Avant is significantly maintained through its host of driver-assist systems.

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