|January 21, 2008
Audi RS 6 Avant: Features
The finest in high-tech – standard equipment
Audi equips the RS 6 Avant, which is available at dealers in Germany for €106,900 including value-added tax, with a range of standard features that underscores its dynamic, exclusive character. The world’s most powerful production wagon is already clearly recognizable from the outside by a wealth of exclusive features – these include the daytime running lights, consisting of ten LEDs per headlight, the flared wheel arches and the commanding 19" cast aluminum wheels with brawny brakes behind them. The tires are continuously monitored for proper inflation pressure. A metallic/pearl effect paint finish emphasizes this Audi model’s sporty and elegant lines.
On the inside, the RS 6 Avant pampers its passengers with electrically adjustable sports seats upholstered in Silk Nappa leather. The front seats and the outer seats in the rear are heated. The carbon fiber inlays, a piano finish cockpit fascia and a host of RS 6 logos add refined highlights to the interior.
Top of the line – comfort and safety
Comfort and safety, too, are top of the line. An automatic anti-glare rear view mirror, an RS multifunctional sport steering wheel with shift paddles, and the deluxe automatic air conditioning system plus, which fine-tunes climate control for two separate interior zones, add distinctive touches of luxury. An alarm system and six airbags – two front, two side and two curtain airbags – enhance security and safety. Isofix mountings in the rear afford fast and reliable child seat installation.
The highlights of the standard features include the Audi parking system plus parking aid, which utilizes eight ultrasound sensors to assist the driver with exact audible and visual signals. The sound system, BOSE Surround Sound, is a delight to the ears – it generates powerful, crystal-clear sound from a 270W amplifier supplying 13 speakers. Its sound algorithm analyzes driving and outside noises and appropriately adjusts the frequency response curve to compensate for them.
The epitome – custom features
Customers who wish to further customize their RS 6 Avant need look no further than the options list – it constitutes the absolute epitome of what technology has to offer. Equipped with sport suspension plus, the shock absorber system, which is already highly precise thanks to Dynamic Ride Control, can be adjusted as desired to one of three mapped characteristics. The 20" cast aluminum wheels come with 275/35 R 20 tires; they allow room for high-performance brakes with huge ceramic discs. The interior can be equipped with an RS multifunctional steering wheel with shift paddles, its rim covered in suede if desired. Audi additionally offers Silk Nappa or Valcona leather upholstery for the seats, with color-contrasting stitching. The options also include a higher top speed of 280 km/h.
Adaptive light – even better nighttime visibility
Audi adaptive light is a feature that makes driving more relaxing by dynamically illuminating bends in the road and intersections. Audi lane assist, on the other hand, facilitates staying in lane at speeds of 65 km/h and higher. A minicam on the windshield observes the road and a computer detects the lane markings. Should the driver edge toward one of the lane markings without using turn signals, Audi lane assist provides a warning by vibrating the steering wheel.
Audi’s adaptive cruise control (ACC) is another highly advanced driver assistance system. It controls the car’s speed between 30 and 200 km/h. Using radar sensors, the system maintains a preset, driver-selectable distance behind the vehicle in front – gently accelerating and braking as needed. In dangerous situations, the integrated braking guard function comes into play: A warning light and an audible signal instruct the driver to brake; should the driver fail to take action, the system triggers a brief mini-application of the brakes. If the driver then responds, the brake assist system instantly makes the full braking force available.
The new Audi RS 6 Avant is at the cutting edge of technological advances when it comes to multimedia. Optionally available are a fast, powerful DVD-based navigation system and an easy-to-use voice interaction system, in addition to a module for analog and digital radio reception. If desired, FM radio signals can also be digitally received and processed – the DAB standard (Digital Audio Broadcasting) is far superior to analog reception in terms of dynamic range, transparency and three-dimensionality.
The Audi Bluetooth car phone affords luxury-class telephone functionality. The mobile phone stays in the driver’s jacket pocket, while the car phone wirelessly accesses the mobile’s data. It then switches off the mobile phone’s transmitting unit and uses the vehicle antenna.
The equipment, specifications and prices stated herein refer to the model line offered for sale in Germany. Subject to change without notice, errors and omissions.