Audi RS6 Avant preview photo gallery

Audi has announced details of its hot wagon to be unveiled at the IAA frankfurt Motor Show 2007. The biggish wagon with 1660 litres of luggage space is a looker (scroll down to the RS6 Avant photo gallery below), and underneath its hood will be lurking a monster V10 engine producing 580 bhp. That’s supercar territory there! The actual launch is expected to be in April 2008.
Basic specifications of the Audi RS6 Avant
Engine and power
V10 twin-turbo engine produces 580 bhp
Torque of 479 ft-lbs
Maximum power between 6,250 rpm and 6,700 rpm
Six-speed tiptronic auto transmission
Expected 0-60 mph under 4.6 seconds
The new V10 engine has FSI direct injection and twin turbochargers. The Audi RS6 Avant will offer permanent quattro four-wheel drive, and a sports suspension with a lot of electronic tinkering systems attached. Engine compartment lid and the front wings are made of aluminium in order to reduce weight.
The next version of the Audi RS6 will only be available for purchase in Avant guise.
To haul all that 580 bhp the RS6 Avant puts on tarmac, Audi has provided the 20 inch wheels with standard standard 19-inch steel discs. There is also available an option of ceramic brakes.
Notable design elements of the RS6 Avant are
Oval exhaust tailpipes – check photo below.
A roof spoiler
Wide, flared wheel arches for the 20-inch wheels
Colours offered are the standard metallic/pearl effect paint and new colours Sepang Blue, Monza Silver and Monterrey Green.
 
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