2020 Audi RS6 by Mansory
A good-looking Mansory product after a long time!by Sidd Dhimaan, on
Mansory came up with some fancy, bizarre models during the supposed-to-happen Geneva Motor Show. First, there was the Urus Venatus, then the Rolls-Royce Cullinan Coastline. However, Mansory had planned to get a German to the show as well that would’ve garnered a lot more positive responses.
The tuner worked on Audi’s super wagon, the RS6 Avant, and gave it a typical Mansory twist minus the offbeat bling. The RS6 by Mansory receives a complete makeover on the outside, graceful touches on the inside, and a pumped-up drivetrain that has made this fast wagon even faster.
2020 Audi RS6 by Mansory
Horsepower @ RPM:720
Torque @ RPM:738
0-60 time:3.2 sec.
Top Speed:190 mph
How Does It Look On The Outside?
- Black and Orange Color Combo
- Carbon Fiber Elements Around The Body
- Redesigned Front And Rear Bumpers
- 22-inch Forged Wheels
- Low-Profile, High-Performance Tires
- Power Scoops On The Hood
- Chrome Delete All-Around
- RS6 Badges Eliminated
- New Spoilers On The Roof And Boot Lid
The RS6 Avant is arguably one of the smartest looking wagons on sale today.
Surprisingly, Mansory has not embarrassed itself or the wagon by giving it the ‘out of the box’ treatments that we are used to seeing.
The RS6 Avant looks even sportier and smart with the body kits and stripes and whatnot. Mansory chose to go with black shade for this project. Up front, a redesigned bumper makes for half of the face. The bumper is the stock one, albeit a few different elements.
The newly added elements all around the body are made of carbon fiber. The large black grille has a honey design within. The Hexagon shaped grille is sharper on the bottom half with many added elements to it. It isn’t as plain-Jane as the standard RS6 and some may find it to be overdone. But, come on, it’s a Mansory product! Subtlety is not their strong suit.
The air dams on either side also have the honeycomb design and a diagonal slat that’s not present on the standard wagon. So, that adds to the funky quotient. The radars, parking sensors, and front-facing cameras are left untouched. The bumper lip is painted in orange and it breaks the monotony. It is the same color as the orange race stripe that runs on the hood, roof, and tailgate.
This is one of the most common mod jobs, but it actually adds a lot of character to the RS6’s aesthetics. The muscular hood receives a hood scoop on either side. Makes this super wagon look mean and aggressive. The LED lights remain the same. Mansory has also deleted all the chrome elements from the body. The Audi logo on the grille is given the black treatment, and Mansory has also stripped off the RS6 logo from here. How does that badge elimination make you feel?
I have always loved the side profiles of wagons, and the RS6 Avant is no exception.
Fortunately, Mansory has not messed around here either.
There are no badges anywhere on the profile and the creases are subtle. While the standard RS6 comes with 21-inch wheels, Mansory has opted for 22-inch forged wheels with orange rims and brake calipers. They are wrapped around ultra-high performance low profile tires. They measure 295/30/R22 on all four corners. You can choose either Continentals or Pirellis. Mansory has replaced the side skirts with a kit of their own that also receives orange highlights at the bottom. Overall, a very smart profile, especially with these subtle tinges of ‘naranga’.
Move to the back and you’ll see all realize that Mansory has made up for all the other subtlety here.
Audi itself introduced a very different rear bumper on the 2020 model compared to the 2018 one. If that felt overdone, well, this is on a different level. The two circular exhaust tips are now replaced with dual, angular tips on either side. The center part has sharp indent-like creases on them and looks like teeth from afar. The bottom lip receives an orange treatment. Mansory has added a new rear spoiler on the roof and a sweet-looking lip on the boot lid as well. Other than the redone rear bumper, I find this RS6 Avant very attractive.
What Does It Look Like On The Inside?
- Mansory Branding Almost Everywhere
- Alcantara Used Generously
- Black and Orange Code Continues Into The Cabin
- 10.1-inch Infotainment System Retained
- Orange Seat Belts Looks Pretty Cool
On the inside, Mansory has made changes mainly to the upholstery.
The RS6 Avant is wrapped in Valcona leather in standard models, but here you’ll find a lot of Alcantara.
The orange and black touches can be seen in everything inside here. The seats and the headrests receive orange stripes as well. You can see the orange treatment being given to the dash, door pads, and steering wheel. Premium-looking floor mats with Mansory branding are also offered. Mansory has even wrapped parts of the steering wheel in Alcantara. The Audi logo on the horn pad is not visible anymore and instead, you get to see the Mansory logo stitched there. The seat belts are finished in orange and actually look quite nice. You can find Mansory branding on the center console and door sills as well.
Other than that, the standard stuff is carried over, such as the 12.3-inch instrument cluster and 10.1-inch infotainment system. The standard RS6 receives a lot of badges all around, but Mansory seems to have removed them too. Aluminum Paddle Shifters are left untouched. The RS6 Avant’s “RS Monitor” display is retained as it is. It displays the temperature status of the drive components, the maximum G acceleration figures, and information on tire pressure and temperature in the top display.
There is no word from Mansory if there are any changes made to the space in the cabin or the cargo area. The Audi RS6 Avant comes with 20 cubic feet of space with all seats in place and 59.3 cubic feet when seats are folded. The RS6 Avant by Mansory isn’t just fast and powerful; it’s also practical.
Is This RS6 Even More Powerful?
- Same 4.0-liter, Twin-Turbo V-8 Mill, But With Extra Power
- 720 Horsepower
- 738 Pound-Feet of Torque
- Eight-Speed Automatic Gearbox
- 0-60 mph In 3.2 Seconds
- Permanent Quattro All-Wheel-Drive System
- Perhaps A New Sports Exhaust System
The Audi RS6 Avant is powered by a 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V-8 engine that produces 592 horses and 590 pound-feet of torque. The mill is also equipped with a 48-volt mild hybrid system. Power is sent to the wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Mansory has re-tuned this engine and added some extra oomph. By extra, I mean 128 horses and 148 pound-feet of torque, to be precise.
Overall, the Mansory RS6 now churns out a mind-blowing 720 ponies and 738 pound-feet of twist.
It is still mated to the same gearbox. The wagon can now sprint to 62 mph from a standstill in just 3.2 seconds. This is 0.4 clicks faster than the stock RS6. The top speed isn’t revealed, but the RS6 in stock form can go all the way up to 190 mph.
The 2020 Audi RS6 Avant comes with a new Launch Control function. Since Mansory has used the latest examples, its latest creation also features it. The super-wagon is also mated to a permanent Quattro all-wheel-drive system and a mechanical center differential with a 40:60 split toward the rear wheels as a default setting. Two modes known as RS1 and RS2 are also installed that let you choose between either a balanced setup or a performance-oriented one.
Audi also stated that the differential sends up to 70 percent of torque to the front wheels and up to 85 percent to the rear set. Doesn’t look like Mansory has played around with these functions either. The exhaust sounds louder, but the tuner has not mentioned anything about it. Perhaps, it has installed its sports exhaust system.
How Much Does It Cost?
The starting price of the Audi RS6 Avant is $109,000 in the States. Mansory’s pricing is still not out, but with all the aesthetic upgrade, interior finish, and the power bumps, you can expect this customized RS6 Avant to be priced in the ballpark of $180,000. If the number of models built is limited to under 20, expect a higher price tag.
From Mansory’s point-of-view, this is a subtle mod-job. After seeing the Lamborghini Urus Venatus, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan Coastline, and even the Mercedes G63 Star Trooper, this is a treat to the eyes. The power bumps are significant and the cosmetic changes are pretty good too. The RS6 in itself is a beast and to make it a lot better in almost every department is testimony to a job well done.