Audi RS 6 Avant Owner’s Guide

If you’ve ever wished an automaker would turn a station wagon into a sports car, then the Audi RS 6 Avant is for you. It’s a powerhouse machine that’s finally available in the U.S. Already many industry experts and lucky owners are hailing the RS 6 Avant as a gift from the auto gods that provides supercar performance in a family-friendly package.

Want to know what it’s like to drive an Audi RS 6 Avant in Austin? Keep reading to find out.

The Audi RS 6 Avant Model Essentials

Forget about bulky SUVs and sluggish minivans. When you need a vehicle that can comfortably fit 4-5 people plus cargo, goes offroad and can beat other street-legal cars at the track the Audi RS 6 Avant is a winner. As long as you like the style, you’ll probably have no complaints about how this station wagon rides.

Audi RS 6 Avant Performance 

No matter what type of vehicle your prefer to drive, there’s no denying the Audi RS 6 Avant model delivers in the performance department. The RS badge lets you know this wagon has plenty of power and speed for its size, but the impressive V8 engine is just the start. The all-wheel steering helps the RS 6 Avant turn on a dime, the quattro sport rear differential makes cornering controlled and it’s been tuned to perfection.

The new Audi RS 6 Avant model’s performance specs include: 

  • 4.0-liter TFSI twin-turbocharged V8 engine
  • 591 horsepower 
  • 0-to-60 in 3.5 seconds 
  • Up to 590 lb-ft torque 
  • Top track speed of 174 miles per hour
  • 23 MPG (highway)
  • Quattro® all-wheel drive with sport rear differential
  • 8-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission
  • RS tuned adaptive air suspension
  • Audi drive select with 5 modes
  • 48-volt mild hybrid system
  • Ceramic brakes
  • Adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist
  • Virtual cockpit plus
  • Active lane assist with emergency assist
  • Lane departure warning
  • Parking system plus
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with secondary brake
  • 32-valve DOHC with Audi valvelift system and variable valve timing
  • Electromechanical progressive steering
  • All-wheel steering
  • Anti-lock brake system with brake assist

Audi RS 6 Avant Pricing

At $109,000 MSRP the Audi RS 6 Avant is an expensive vehicle. But if this legendary wagon lives up to its reputation, then many owners will probably say the RS 6 Avant is worth the price. 

Tech Features in the New Audi RS 6 Avant Model

For the 6-figure price tag, you better believe the Audi RS 6 Avant is outfitted with the latest tech. It’s a super advanced supercar without even factoring in the driver-assistance technology. Inside the cabin, you’ll enjoy a fantastic blend of tech features that enhance entertainment, comfort and security. And you can control it with a wave of your hand or voicing a command. 

The Audi RS 6 Avant comes with tech features like: 

  • Heads-up display
  • 12.3” screen with ustomizable digital displays
  • 10.1” infotainment touchscreen
  • Virtual cockpit plus
  • 4G LTE Wi-fi hotspot
  • Ventilated and heated front seats
  • 14-way heated power seats in the front
  • 4-way lumbar support in the driver seat
  • Apple CarPlay® and Google™ Android Auto interface
  • Haptic and voice control
  • MMI touch response system
  • MMI navigation plus with voice control 
  • Audi Connect Prime
  • Audi phone box for wireless charging
  • Audi pre sense basic
  • Audi pre sense front
  • Top camera with 360-degree view
  • Audi side assist
  • Blind spot detection
  • Rear cross traffic assist
  • Vehicle exit warning system
  • 4 USB ports
  • BLUETOOTH wireless technology
  • Bang & Olufsen 3D premium 16-speaker surround sound system
  • Automatic rain-sensing wipers
  • Automatic headlights
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Four-zone climate control
  • Multi-color ambient LED lighting
  • Rearview camera
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Intersection assist
  • Front and rear parking sensors

Audi RS 6 Avant Repair in Austin

Since the Audi RS 6 Avant is new stateside, it’s hard to say what repairs may end up becoming an issue down the road. The best we can do is look at the Audi RS 6 Sedan that has preceded the RS 6 Avant to guesstimate what might be needed. 

The Audi RS 6 Avant repairs that might become an issue include:  

  • Intercooler pressure leaks
  • Warped brake discs
  • Coolant hose failure
  • Buckled wheels due to rough terrain
  • Torque converter failure
  • DRC failure

One problem that always warrants repair is a recall. At this time, the new RS 6 Avant hasn’t been involved in any recalls. 

Common Audi RS 6 Avant Maintenance in Austin

Even if the Audi RS 6 Avant improves upon the few shortcomings of previous models, maintenance is still a must. Audi suggests that you start maintenance measures at 5,000 miles beginning with:

  • General safety inspection
  • Inspection of hoses, belts, joints and CV boots
  • Brake inspection
  • Fluid leak inspection
  • Fluid level check
  • Changing the cabin and engine air filters
  • Oil change
  • Oil filter change
  • Tire rotation

Audi RS 6 Avant service in Austin is more affordable yet just as reliable as the dealership at German Auto Center. Since 1979 we’ve been the go-to local shop for classic and new Audi models. If you need Audi RS 6 Avant repair, upgrades or maintenance give us a call!

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