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9/10
Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Audi RS6

£80,100£87,015
9/10
Overall verdict
It’s the most amusing car that Audi makes – including the R8 – for sheer wilful silliness.
 

For: 

Speed, handling, practicality... almost everything, really

Against: 

Erm, fuel economy?

Overview

What is it?

So this is the RS6 Avant, and the recipe remains pretty much the same as before. A big-engined version of the A6 Avant, all-wheel drive, auto ‘box. But the execution is different. Cleverer. A 4.0-litre V8 instead of a 5.0-litre V10. Better balance. More thoughtful deployment of resources. Now, the previous bi-turbo V10 was an excellent express train for mauling Das Autobahn, but tended towards the bloodless when attempting a corner (it required extreme conditions to really show you what it was capable of), and fuelling it was like tipping buckets of unleaded down a car-shaped storm drain. So this version attempts to deal with some of those issues.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
4.0T FSI Quattro RS 6 Performance 5dr Tip Auto
3.7s 223g/km 29.4 605 £87,015
The cheapest
4.0T FSI Quattro RS 6 5dr Tip Auto
3.9s 223g/km 29.4 560 £80,100
The greenest
4.0T FSI Quattro RS 6 5dr Tip Auto
3.9s 223g/km 29.4 560 £80,100
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