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Battle Of The Avants: Audi A6 Vs Audi RS6

Battle Of The Avants: Audi A6 Vs Audi RS6

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The Audi A6 Avant and the Audi RS6 Avant - how do we choose between them? Take a look at this battle of the two. Find your favourite at Swansway Group.

Battle Of The Avants: Audi A6 Vs Audi RS6

Avant is Audi’s term for estate car and you can’t get a much better estate car than the A6 Avant.

Fantastic design, enviable reliability and all the space you could need wrapped up in a premium package.  As estate cars go, there’s a lot to recommend the A6 Avant.  The only fly in its ointment is the RS6 Avant. It’s like the A6, only better!

It’s a genius idea!  Take an already excellent estate car, give it a big engine, tighten up the suspension and steering and make it look like a sports car.  Not only do you have 552hp on tap, you can also spend your weekends camping.  It delivers the ability to drive sensibly with the family in the car and test it right up to the speed limit you’re on your own in a safe, stylish bundle. What more could you want from a car?

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Audi RS6 Avant Vs A6 Avant - Styling

The standard Audi A6 Avant is one of the best looking estates on the market. Few come close to the tight design and sculpted shape.  The A6 manages to be eminently sensible while also offering an appealing profile and attractive persona.  The design could appeal to men and women equally - it isn’t too masculine but doesn’t give too much away with its appealing feminine curve.

The RS6 Avant, on the other hand, is a car that takes all those advantages and turns them up to 11 out of 10.  The design is very similar, with the same tightly rounded panels but with an edge. A slightly modified body, larger 20 inch alloy wheels, unique body panels and marginally wider stance.

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Audi RS6 Avant Vs A6 Avant – Mechanicals

The standard A6 is no slouch thanks to its range of accomplished diesel engines, and optional Quattro four-wheel drive.  Somehow, Audi manages to combine good performance with excellent fuel consumption and low emissions.  The Ultra line of diesels has some of the best fuel economy of any luxury estate car of its size.

As with all Audis with ‘RS’ in the name, the RS6 Avant is something different.  It features a twin turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine that produces 552hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.  It boasts permanent four wheel drive, a clever differential and a very slick transmission with switchable driving modes.  Add torque vectoring, optional adaptive steering and tunable suspension and this becomes quite a compelling package!

Audi RS6 Avant Vs A6 Avant – Value

In our opinion, the Audi A6 Avant provides excellent value considering the luxury on offer.  It is cheaper* than a comparable BMW 5-series and the cost of ownership is lower too.  If you’re shopping for a company car, buy the Ultra model for lower emissions and you’ll pay less tax than the Quattro equivalent with the same trim.  Even the base model comes with leather and heated seats, cruise control, colour screen and climate control.

The RS6 Avant is a premium performance car and you do pay for the privilege.  Yet, there are few other family cars that have the potential to beat a sports car off the blocks or sound as good as a V8 engine.  Cylinder deactivation technology, a lighter frame and other enhancements reduces fuel consumption by around 30% over the previous RS6 Avant model when you drive carefully too.

If you need a little help choosing between the Audi RS6 Avant and Audi A6 Avant, pop into your local Swansway Group Audi dealership to compare them up close.  Get in touch now to book a test drive.

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* Prices correct at time of print: June 2017

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