Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Geneva Motor Show | Audi RS6 Avant | Auto-Moto



The RS6 Avant continues the fine German tradition of building weaponized wagons we want. In this case, Audi stuffed a twin-turbocharged V8 good for 560 horsepower into a wagon. Yes, that's down on power compared to the insane V10 found in the last RS6, but what really matters here is torque, which is what gives you that grin-inducing kick in the pants when you get up on it. The RS6 Avant is good for an utterly insane 516 pound-feet of twist, up from an already impressive 479 in the last car. All that grunt is sent to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and Quattro all-wheel drive, which Audi claims will deliver a 0-60 mph run of 3.9 seconds – and that's probably conservative.

Hauling both groceries and ass has never looked so good. But as is so often the case with all the coolest cars, this one's a Euro-only affair. Dammit.

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