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Audi RS6 (2013)

£ 90,560 - £ 107,060
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Published: 13 Jan 2015
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Designed for das autobahn, but works brilliantly just about everywhere. RS6 Avant might be the only car you'd ever need...

Good stuff

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

Bad stuff

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.

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What's the verdict?

It’s the most amusing car that Audi makes – including the R8 – for sheer wilful silliness.
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