Audi RS6 Performance Avant Quattro driven for 2024

How good is the new Audi RS6 Performance Quattro Avant

RS6 Performance – Sometimes when I get a car for testing that I have been looking forward to for a while it is both exciting and disappointing at the same time

2024 Audi RS6 Performance Avant quattro front driving 1 That is exactly what happened when I drove the Audi RS6 Performance last week.

Let me say up front I absolutely love this car. Its simply awesome.

It looks stunning and is packed with almost every luxury, comfort and safety feature Audi can throw in there.

Inside it fits me perfectly. Not something I can say about many cars.

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It’s powered by the familiar 4.0L Bi-Turbo TFSI petrol engine with some 463kW of power and 850Nm of torque. This transfers to all four wheels through the brilliant Quattro drivetrain and an eight speed sports automatic transmission.

Start the engine, hear that V8 burble and away you go. Like all Audi performance models, it has twin personalities. It will happily potter around town without fuss. But ask more of it and its like superman, without finding a phone booth to change in. It simply explodes into action.

2024 Audi RS6 Performance Avant quattro V8 engine

0-100kmh times of 3.4 seconds and a limited 280kmh top speed speak to its supercar performance.

Now to the disappointment. The last time I was lucky enough to drive it was at Philip Island racetrack. Blasting around that track at speeds up to 250kmh was exhilarating.

Unfortunately driving the RS6 around town and on the freeways is like having the best racehorse and confining it to a paddock to trot around.

Audi RS6 Avant Performance Quattro is priced from around $251,000 plus the usual costs

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Im Rob Fraser

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Readers can find more details about the RS6 Performance HERE 


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What is good?

  • Simply stunning performance, ride and handling
  • Interior luxury and ambience
  • Everyday driveability

What is not so good?

  • Central area storage is limited
  • No massage seats.
  • Cant turn off the adaptive function  on cruise control

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Instead of the Audi RS6 Performance buyers could look at:

High performance Sportwagon’s are becoming increasingly rare with the increasing popularity of Sports SUVs. Neither Mercedes Benz nor BMW have a equivalent model. The closest is the new BMW M3 Touring, that has a smaller footprint.

Otherwise, the closest you could get is a sportback version of a SUV.

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