2015 Audi RS6 Avant

Audi has been working on facelifted versions of the A6 range, including the RS6 Avant , and this new set of spy shots seem to indicate that development of the revised RS6 is further along than we imagined.

Not surprisingly, there doesn’t appear to be a whole lot of changes made to the RS6. The heavy camouflage doesn’t leave a whole lot to look at, although it seems fair to assume that much of the clean styling the RS6 has had will remain intact, including the larger Singleframe grille.

Minor mods to the front, lower bumper and the rear bumper could be added to the RS6, and you can rest assured that those two giant spotlights on the roof will be a part of the RS6 once the car hits dealerships soon.

Everything looks clean and in the right place, which is as good a sign as any that Audi is keeping the look of the RS6 similar to its past models.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Audi RS6 Avant.

Spy Shots

March 11, 2014 - Facelift Audi RS6 Avant begins testings

Audi RS6 Avant
Audi RS6 Avant
Audi RS6 Avant

It seems a little premature to expect a world of changes when the facelifted Audi RS6 Avant is introduced given the fact that the model only made its debut a year ago. But even if expectations are at a minimum, it’s worth noting that Audi wouldn’t cover it in so much camouflage if it wasn’t hiding anything.

Stay tuned, indeed.

Competitors

2015 Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake

Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake

The new Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake take the design reigns of the sedan version and turns it into a pretty attractive wagon package. It has the same aggressive nose with the massive intakes, the R-S badges and red-colored grille logo sets it apart from other Jaguar wagons. 20-inch alloys, a rear bumper with integrated diffuser and quad exhaust tips finish out the “angry bastard” persona.

The behatched version of the XFR-S uses the same supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 that is tuned to the sweet sound of 543 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque. That means the 60 mph mark blows by in 4.6 seconds and the top speed rings in at 186 mph.

2014 Mercedes E63 AMG Estate

Mercedes E63 AMG

The new E63 AMG is offered in both sedan and station wagon variants and all models are offered with permanent all-wheel drive as standard. As a first for the E-Class AMG lineup, Mercedes in offering an S-Model version that is both more powerful and faster than the standard version.

Of particular importance is the fact that the E63 AMG is the first model to feature the new AMG design language. This means we will see a new AMG "twin blade" radiator grille in silver chrome, a new AMG front apron with new, three-dimensional air deflector spans. The model has also received a new "A-wing" offered in the same color as the body and featuring a trim strip in silver chrome.

Power comes in the form of an AMG 5.5-liter, V-8 biturbo engine that delivers a total of 550 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and a peak torque of 531 pound-feet delivered between 1,750 and 5,250 rpm. The model will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds and up to a top speed of 155 mph (electronically limited).

History

Audi RS6 Avant

The Audi RS6 has only been around for a couple of years and yet Audi seems fit to already have a facelift model lined up. Taking advantage of the RS6’s popularity, the Avant version made its debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show to great fanfare.

When it was first launched, a lot of people noticed some distinguishable traits for the RS6, beginning with the usual RS elements, including a variety matte aluminum applications on the body and high-gloss paint applied to the protective grille, bumpers, fender, sill flares and the roof spoiler.

Under the hood, the RS6 Avant came to the party without its usual V-10 engine. Instead, Audi opted to use a new twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter TFSI V-8 engine that delivers a total of 560 horsepower between 5,700 and 6,700 rpm, and 516.29 pound-feet of torque between 1,750 and 5,500 rpm.


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