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The New Audi RS6 Is Going To Be A Scary V8 Beast

If there ever was one car to do it all, the RS6 Avant would be it. It offers plenty of space and practicality, with nearly 600 horses living inside its biturbo four-liter V8 it has the performance to match a supercar - and it looks like a beast!

The latest RS6 is a more mature car than the previous generations, with lots of new tech applied to increase the performance and capability, yet still managing to stay within current emissions laws.

3 The Important Stuff

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Audi has a tendency to be on the conservative side when it comes to performance claims, so the RS6 could actually prove to be even more impressive than the official numbers.

Zero to 62 mph is taken care of in just 3.6 seconds, by 12 seconds you're doing 124 mph, and in typical German fashion, there's an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. Without the limiter, it almost hits 200mph.

2 Cabin Life

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Inside the cabin, the new RS6 offers a huge improvement over the previous generation. There's luxury and hints of sportiness everywhere, with double glazing, haptic glass, carbon fiber, and Alcantara.

The screens seem to have endless menus and configurations, and there's a head-up display for those who want to feel like a fighter pilot. As a testament to its sporty credentials, the station wagon has an onboard lap and drag strip timer.

1 Practicality

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With the rear seats up, there's 20 cubic feet of cargo space in the rear, which increases to 59 cubic feet with the seats folded. The loading width has improved by 14mm since the last RS6, so it should be easy to get those golf clubs in the back.

Compared to other cars in this segment, the RS6 is roomier than the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, but can't quite match the Mercedes-AMG E63. Then again, a tow bar is now available as an option on the RS6.

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