Learn about the 2020 Audi RS6 Avant
Learn about the 2020 Audi RS6 Avant
Since launching the RS brand in 1994, Audi has presented 25 different models, which is fitting given the marque is celebrating 25-year’s of go-faster transportation. Currently, there are five RS models in the company’s portfolio with another six arriving in the coming months. Each model has two key things in common, monster amounts of horsepower and the driving dynamics of a racecar. Of the models, the RS 6 Avant has to be the one by which all others are being judged. It was, and remains a street-legal racer, but with the practicality of a station wagon. Whoever said wagons were frumpy has not enjoyed the unmitigated pleasure of running the RS 6 around a racetrack! The 2020 Audi RS6 Avant finally available for Canadian roadways and if you are looking to learn about the 2020 Audi RS6 Avant, then we encourage you to continue reading this blog by Pfaff Audi!
Past and present performance
The first RS 6 Avant arrived in 2002 with a 4.2-litre, twin-turbo V8. It pushed 444 horsepower and delivered a run to 100 kilometers an hour of 4.7 seconds. In 2008, the V8 went away in favour of a 571 hp 5.0L V10 and a run from rest to 100-km/h in 4.1 seconds. In 2013, the RS 6 went back to a 4.0L bi-turbo V8 with 552 hp and a 0-100-km/h time of 3.8 seconds. You’ll note each model has been faster than its predecessor.
This time around, in 2020, the RS 6 Avant uses a 4.0L twin-turbo V8 that works with a 48-volt belt/alternator/starter (BAS) mild-hybrid system. It pushes 600 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque through an eight-speed automatic transmission with launch control and all four wheels. In this application, the quattro system sends 60 percent of the drive to the rear wheels and 40% to the front, which gives it a rear-drive feel. However, the system can send up to 85% of the power rearward, or up to 70% to the front wheels if the conditions demand. So, how fast is the 2020 Audi RS 6 Avant? It runs to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds, making it the fastest to date!
Suspension and drive
There are several suspension choices. The four-corner air suspension with adaptive dampers is likely to be the popular option. The ride height is 10-mm lower than the A6 and it drops another 10-mm when at speed to improve stability, with a top speed of 305 km/h it needs all the help it can get! The other suspension uses regular coil springs at each corner, but with a special set of dampers that are linked diagonally front-to-rear, when the front damper is compressed it sends oil pressure to its diagonal counterpart at the back to ready it for a bump. In the end, the setup reduces unwanted pitch and body roll.
The muscular new RS 6 Avant makes another powerful statement when it comes to styling. Largely inspired by DTM cars, it features a widebody configuration with 40-millimetre fender extensions that accommodate the available 22-inch alloy wheels. Only three body sections are shared with the conventional A6 Avant: the roof, the front doors, and the rear liftgate. Upfront, you’ll notice a redesigned power-dome hood and a super-thin opening just above the Singleframe grille, which is lower, wider, and flanked by oversized air intakes with vertical bars. On the sides, the rocker panels as well as the rear doors and fenders are unique to the RS 6 Avant. A roof-mounted rear spoiler helps generate downforce when driving on a track, where you can exploit the electronically limited top speed of 250, 280, or 305 km/h, depending on the model you purchase.
If you are still looking to learn about the 2020 Audi RS6 Avant, then we encourage you to get in touch with our representatives at Pfaff Audi today. We can answer all of your questions regarding this very powerful high-end Audi vehicle that you can now drive on Canadian roads. Additionally, on our website, click here to learn about the Pfaff Difference.
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