Audi RS6 Avant - UK pricing announced

Audi RS6 Avant - UK pricing announced

Audi UK today announced that the RS6 Avant will go on sale in May at a price of £77,625. The first-year allocation of 380 vehicles has already been assigned to customers who formally registered their interest in the car with Audi Centres.

The RS6 is powered by a heavily modified, 5.0-litre version of the compact, naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 FSI petrol engine that powers the 435PS S6 quattro. Two turbochargers and extensive component refinements boost output to 580PS at 6,250 rpm, and increase torque from 540 Nm to 650 Nm, available from just 1,500 rpm through to 6,250 rpm.

Press release after jump.

Press release

The most powerful production Audi of all time – the new RS 6 quattro Avant – will offer UK customers a remarkable 580PS of V10-fuelled performance when released next month. UK OTR price confirmed at £77,625 – first deliveries in May 2008.

Deliveries of the eagerly awaited successor to 2002’s revered original RS 6 quattro will begin in May. The first-year allocation of 380 vehicles has already been assigned to customers who formally registered their interest in the car with Audi Centres.

At the heart of the latest RS flagship is a heavily modified, 5.0-litre version of the compact, naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 FSI petrol engine that powers the 435PS S6 quattro. Two turbochargers and extensive component refinements boost output to 580PS at 6,250 rpm, and increase torque from 540 Nm to 650 Nm, available from just 1,500 rpm through to 6,250 rpm.

As a result, the RS 6 quattro – with optimised six-speed tiptronic automatic transmission – can reach 62mph from rest in 4.6 seconds and 124mph in just 14.9 seconds, and is electronically speed limited at 155mph.

Yet, despite the considerable exertions of its new turbochargers, the powerful V10 offers surprising fuel consumption, with up to 20.1 mpg possible on the combined cycle, only slightly behind the naturally aspirated V10 of the S6 quattro. This is thanks to FSI direct petrol injection, which minimises the amount of fuel used in each combustion cycle through injection directly into the combustion chamber rather than via the intake manifold.


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