2013 Audi RS6 Avant Review – A Very Potent Wagon



Audi has a knack for producing performance cars out of its “regular” cars in the form of the RS models much like what BMW does to their with their M cars; with performance in mind, the evil genius among Audi sparked an idea of a family wagon with blistering performance and thus the 2013 Audi RS6 Avant was conceived. Now on its third generation, the RS6 Avant has a smaller V8 than the last generation’s V10 but strikes a balance between power and weight making the smaller engine perform better than the big V10.

2013 Audi RS6 Avant Review - A Very Potent Wagon

The 2013 Audi RS6 Avant is Aggressive Yes Subtle

The 2013 Audi RS6 Avant is based off the Audi A6 Avant which is an executive wagon meant for hauling wealthy Germans on cross country trips along the Autobahn. That said, the A6 and RS6 differ in looks quite subtly. Overall shape is the same with the RS6 replacing the front bumper with a lower profile high performance aerodynamic bumper with skirt combo. On the sides, huge 20-inch wheels with low profile tires make the wagon’s presence known. At the back, large twin exhausts are wrapped in glossy black trim with the exhaust note to match. Under the hood is a new V8 engine with a whopping 552hp that will propel the wagon through traffic with ease and then some. Paring with the V8 is DSG or Audi’s dual clutch transmission with auto rev matching when downshifting.

Being based on the luxurious 2013 RS6 Avant, it doesn’t skimp on the interior. High quality materials cover everything, the front bucket seats hold you securely and comfortably while the rear passenger space has a lot of room to lounge in. A pop up multimedia screen reveals itself on the dash upon starting the vehicle and can be easily popped back in when you opt to not use the display. Standard features include LED headlamps, cruise control, navigation, heated seats and more.

Driving the 2013 Audi RS6 Avant is a mixed experience; you know you have 552hp on tap but the air suspension and smart technology packed within the car makes the RS6 almost too accessible to drive, this is not a bad thing but it disconnects you from the road taking some excitement away. Overall, it’s a supercar disguised as a family wagon but is more comfortable than you would like; it’s almost numb.


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2013 Audi RS6 Avant Review – A Very Potent Wagon
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