The 2020 Audi RS6 Avant is official and it likely won’t be long before it establishes itself as the ultimate super estate for those looking for supreme performance and comfort.
Henry Catchpole from Carfection recently had the opportunity to explore the car in detail after its online debut this week.
Perhaps the first thing to talk about regarding the new super estate are its looks. The RS6 Avant has always looked good and we happen to think the previous-generation model was once of the finest-looking estates ever released. In pictures, and on video, the new car also looks pretty good and is perhaps even more aggressive than its predecessor. We remain on the fence with the new car’s rear, however.
The second thing to talk about the new RS6 Avant is the engine. Like the previous model, it is powered by a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 and, with 591 hp, it certainly has the potential to be very fast even though the outgoing model has a few more horses. The presence of 48 mild-hybrid technology bumps torque to 590 lb-ft (800 Nm), helping to propel the estate forward to 62 mph (100 km/h) in a blistering 3.6 seconds and on to an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).
Then comes the brakes. As standard, the RS6 Avant is sold with steel discs, but if customers are willing to pay a premium, they can get huge 440 mm carbon-ceramic front discs with 10-piston calipers, which should help keep those horses in check.