• Jan 30, 2008
click above for a high-res gallery of the Audi RS6 Avant

There are a lot of different figures to get caught up in when discussing Audi's UK-spec RS6 Avant, and most of them concern the wagon's performance. Let's start with power. The RS6 produces 572 hp and 479 lb.-ft. of torque from a twin-turbo'd V10. That means 60 comes up in 4.6 seconds, the quarter mile is dispatched in 14.9 seconds (at 124 mph) and Audi has to limit the top speed to 155 mph for fear of... well, you name it.

The price on the other hand is just as shocking. £77,625 is the cost of entry for the RS6, but only 380 Avants will be produce this year and they've all been snatched up by enthusiasts with a few kids and a dog to schlep around. Granted, the RS6 Avant comes equipped with Quattro, ESP, 20-inch rollers and Alcantara lining the inside, but that price doesn't include the optional carbon ceramic brakes. Just for some perspective, you can pick up the M5 Touring in the UK for about £10,000 less – even the R8 is about a grand cheaper.

[Source: Top Gear]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      RS6 in Germany 105k Euro (580hp)
      M5 Touring in Germany 95k Euro (500hp)
      E63 AMG in Germany 101k Euro (514hp)

      all prices are inclusive tax

      more power plus AWD better basic package... not overpriced...

      Why the heck does autoblock always come up with the ocverpriced UK car prizes? Take German Euro car prices is you talk about German cars!

      simple rule...

      A German/Europen car cost in the USA ~ Euro price in $ -10%

      Example a 30,000Euro car in Germany would cost
      30,000Euro > $ 30,000 minus 10% = $27,000 in the USA

      Examples on real cars..
      2008 BMW 335i
      price Germany 45,000Euro
      price USA $ 40,800

      2008 VW Golf GTI
      price Germany 25,650Euro
      price USA $ 22,730

      so if they sell the RS6 Avant in the USA it will most likely cost ~ $94,500 but did not Audi said the RS6 is a no go for the USA?
      • 6 Years Ago
      No way is this Audi estate worth that asking price, no matter how powerful it is.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I have nothing against Audi or Estate cars. Funny enough,I like them more than saloons, it's just way too much for an estste car that looks like any other A6, except for the large wheels, and tail pipes. If I am going to pay that kind of money for a car,I want it look like I have spent that kind of money, on a car.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Is it because it's an Audi, or because it's an estate? What would be a fair price for, say, an E63 AMG wagon?

        It's true that it's got tough competition from the M5 Touring (another car I'd give a kidney for), though. Audi's been doing well enough recently that they might pull it off.
      • 6 Years Ago
      77K and no foglights. The car already needs a facelift and its just been released.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm not a big fan of this style, I would much rather have a sedan. In this case though I would make an exception, this car is beautiful!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I really think Audi is way overpriced on all there cars. They don't make cars as nice as BMW (IMHO) they are rumored to be very unreliable and don't have the free maintenance plan anymore, their brand name doesn't quite have the same cache as a BMW or Merc yet their cars are generally more expensive than the competition. Compare the M3 and the RS4 and you will see how overpriced the Audi is. Compare the S4 and the 335i and you will see how overpriced the Audi is. Compare the A3 3.2L to the 135i and you will see how overpriced the Audi is. I don't understand. I generally prefer the Audi style, but their options packages are outrageous and their cars are underpowered for the price.
        • 6 Years Ago
        No one buying an Audi or BMW in the US is buying the car for practicality. The competitive Audi may be a little less powerful than the BMW, but lots of people think the interior and exterior of the Audi are nicer, and not that many people actually use a significant fraction of a modern car's performance anyway.

        I shopped an A3 against my current car... the A3 listed for more, with less room, less power, felt less solid and is probably less reliable overall... but then I'm a practical kinda guy. I think Audis are very pretty and I haven't pried open the checkbook for one yet. The same goes for BMWs, except some of them aren't as pretty to me as they used to be...
      • 6 Years Ago
      So what is that in money?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I am beginning to love Audis almost as much as I do BMWs and BMW based things... but 77K euro for this is absolutely stratospheric.

      That's 150,000.00!!! (Hehe... just kiddin.)

      But seriously, even if it were 80k US DOLLARS (like our last RS6), I could think of better ways to spend the cash. Which incidentally, is why we don't get these very often.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Audi doesn't normally release 1/4 mile times. Considering Audi claimed the last RS6 Avant (450bhp twin-turbo 4.2L V8) would go 0-62 in 4.7, and the best in ran the 1/4 was 12.63 @ 108.64 (Motor Trend), you can image another 130bhp (and more weight...) would reduce it to a conservative 12.3 @ 112. Just speculation...
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