With the release of the new Audi RS 6, Audi Sport is ushering in a new chapter in the history of the high-performance Avant.

Easily distinguished from the standard A6 by its blacked-out grille and lower front fascia openings, the Avant’s athletic-looking front draws inspiration from the Audi R8 supercar.

The 4.0 TFSI in the new Audi RS 6 Avant delivers a whopping 600 horsepower and 800 Nm of torque with increased efficiency, transforming the RS 6 Avant into the perfect companion for any purpose.

In just 3.6 seconds the high-performance station wagon sprints from zero to 100 km/h, with a top speed of 250km/hr. With the optional dynamic package, this increases to 280 km/h or even up to 305 km/h with the dynamic package plus.

“Throughout our 25-year RS history, the Audi RS 6 Avant is one of our absolute icons with a large global fan base,” says Oliver Hoffmann, Managing Director of Audi Sport GmbH.

The new Audi RS 6 Avant is set to arrive in dealerships in Germany and other European countries by the end of 2019, with a starting price of €117,500.

“We will also be offering the RS 6 Avant in North America for the very first time,” Oliver explains. “As such, we will be tapping into a new market with huge potential and generating further growth.”

Inside the new Avant are two large touch screens featuring Audi’s latest MMI interface, with the traditional gauges replaced by Audi’s Virtual Cockpit in a 12.3-inch digital display.

The body of the Audi RS 6 Avant has been widened around 40 millimetres on each side, with its broad flared wheel arches and 22-inch alloy wheels emphasising the distinctive character of the high-performance Avant.

The dynamic rear-end consists of a roof edge spoiler and an RS-specific bumper with rear diffuser and design elements in gloss black.

In classic RS style, the RS exhaust system flows into oval chrome-coloured tailpipes on both sides – with an RS sport exhaust system with black tailpipes available as an option.

With extensive comfort and connectivity in mind, the car also boasts more than 30 assist systems – including adaptive cruise assist, intersection assist, lane change warning, curb warning and 360-degree cameras.

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