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Audi RS6 news - Avant got the cash? - 2008

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Ouch.
Audi has just announced prices for the new RS6 Avant and, as you might expect
for the most powerful production Audi ever, it’s not cheap. 

77,625
English pounds of not cheap, in fact. That’s almost 10 grand more expensive
than the RS6 Avant’s closest rival, the BMW M5 Touring, and only a couple of
hundred quid cheaper than the R8. 

Thankfully
- for your bank balance at least - you won’t be able to lay your hands on an
RS6 Avant for a wihle. The UK’s first year allocation of 380 Avants has already
been snapped up. 

So
what do those 380 well-heeled individuals get for their hard-earned? Well, a
biturbo V10 with 572bhp and 479lb ft of torque, for a start - enough to see the
RS6 Avant to 62mph in 4.6 seconds, 124mph in 14.9 seconds and a top speed
limited to 155mph. 

What
else? Quattro four-wheel drive, naturally, an ESP system that can be completely
switched off if you’re feeling plucky, 20-inch alloys and Alcantara trim. And
 more. 

You
don’t, however, get ceramic brakes - they remain a cost option. 

 If you’ve got an expensive RS6-shaped
hole in your life that needs filling before next year, the saloon version will
arrive this summer. It’ll even be cheaper than the Avant. Not much cheaper, we
 fear.

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