|January 21, 2008
Audi RS 6 Avant: Styling
Confident – the compelling look of the RS 6 Avant
With its styling, the new Audi RS 6 Avant follows a line that is characteristic of Audi – the elegance of dynamics. Its front-end form follows function: The high-performance engine and the two turbochargers need a considerable amount of air to breathe as well as for cooling, which is why the intake apertures have been enlarged. Arched struts form the surround and the front apron has been restyled. The single-frame grille featuring a high-gloss black guard with six-cornered diamond-look styling and a red and silver RS 6 logo serves to emphasize that this vehicle belongs to Audi’s high-performance family.
The headlights on the Audi RS 6 Avant are miniature high-tech works of art. To create space in the front apron for additional air flow, the halogen fog lights have been integrated alongside the xenon plus headlights, which are optionally available with adaptive light, the cornering light function.
The strip of LED daytime running lights adds a distinctive touch: Ten LEDs along the lower edge of each headlight unit lend the Audi RS 6 Avant an unmistakable appearance. A fairing at the top of the headlights sharpens the car’s look.
The side outline is characterized by the accentuated, wide side sills and flared wheel arches. Like the hood, the front fenders are made of aluminum in order to reduce weight.
They afford space to accommodate the commanding wheels and are also reminiscent of a milestone in automotive history: Flared wheel arches, squared off at the top, had already numbered among the styling elements of the Audi quattro (the “original quattro”) – which pioneered permanent all-wheel drive back in the year 1980.
Saying goodbye in style – the rear end of the new RS 6 Avant
The car’s rear end design also makes for an impressive sight – and this is the aspect of the new Audi RS 6 Avant that other drivers will typically see. It features a distinctively styled diffuser with large oval tailpipes integrated into it at the left and right. A subtle but effective roof spoiler, which accommodates the third brake light, provides the finishing aerodynamic touch, and an RS 6 logo denotes the special character of this high-performance Avant. The taillights, too, largely incorporate LED technology.
The Audi RS 6 Avant is an automobile of imposing stature. It measures 4,928 mm in length, 1,889 mm in width, 1,460 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,846 mm. A metallic/pearl effect paint finish underscores its sporty, elegant design. And it comes in its own exclusive colors of Sepang Blue or Monza Silver, as well as in Monterey Green, Phantom Black, Mugello Blue, Misano Red or Daytona Gray.
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.