When superpower and luxury are combined into a vehicle, the 2023 Audi RS6 Avant stands out in the segment. As a performance wagon, it offers a dynamic driving experience while providing ample space for passengers and cargo. So, buckle up and get ready to discover why this luxury wagon is a force to be reckoned with.
Power: The 4.0-liter twin-turbo eight-cylinder engine is top on my list because it generates an exhilarating 591 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. Paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, the RS6 Avant seamlessly transfers power to the Quattro all-wheel-drive system, ensuring exceptional traction and control in all conditions.
Overall, the 2023 Audi RS6 Avant is a beast on wheels with distinguished power and acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 3.1 seconds. With nearly 600 horsepower, this performance machine delivers a thrilling driving experience that rivals most supercars. Whether on a straight stretch or navigating through winding curves, the RS6 Avant’s performance capabilities left me with a big smile.
Braking: Testing the top speed on city streets is not an option when driving a vehicle built for the Autobahn. However, from stop to go, it’s crucial to have reliable braking capabilities to stay within the speed limit. The RS6 Avant addresses this need with an optional Carbon Ceramic brake package, which provides exceptional stopping power even at high speeds. Whether I was pushing the limits on the highway or accelerating busy city streets, the RS6 Avant stopped quickly and safely.
Tech/Features: After stepping inside the RS6 Avant, I was greeted by Audi’s Virtual Cockpit, a fully digital display that provided essential information at a glance. The RS Runway theme added a touch of exclusivity, while the RS Performance Monitoring pages in the infotainment system informed me about various components’ performance.
The RS6 Avant also featured an RS button on the steering wheel that instantly boosts power and responsiveness. It switches between two customizable drive modes. While the comfort driving mode is an option, those who buy it will most likely choose the sportiest, high-performance settings.
Other features include a 12.3-inch full digital Audi Virtual Cockpit display, providing a wealth of information clearly and intuitively. The central 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment display allows easy access to various features and functions, while the 8.6-inch lower screen handles climate control duties.
In addition to its luxurious appointments, the RS6 Avant is packed with cutting-edge technology. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto seamlessly integrate, allowing for effortless connectivity. The Bang & Olufsen audio system provides an immersive sound experience, with speakers that elegantly pop up from the dash.
Price: As with any high-performance luxury vehicle, the 2023 Audi RS6 Avant has a high price tag. The base starting price is $121,900, but options can quickly drive up the cost. The RS6 Avant I tested had various optional packages, including the Carbon Ceramic brake package, Carbon Fiber optic package, and Bang & Olufsen audio system. With all these options, the sticker price reached $158,000, which is on par with the starting price of an Audi R8.
Fuel Economy: Despite its incredible power, the RS6 Avant also offers impressive fuel efficiency. While it may not be the most fuel-efficient vehicle on the market, it achieves a respectable 15 mpg in the city, 22 mpg on the highway, and 17 mpg combined. Considering the exceptional performance it delivers, these figures are quite impressive.
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