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The Audi RS6 Avant Performance is powered by same 4.0 L twin turbo charged V8 engine but power has gone up to 605 hp and 750 Nm of torque

Audi India has officially launched RS6 Avant Performance at Rs. 1.65 Crore (Ex-Showroom). The German manufacturer had already introduced RS6 Avant in 2015 and the company took three years to introduce performance model here. Audi is currently working on next generation of RS6 Avant, which is expected to be revealed by the end of this year.

The RS6 Avant Performance is powered by same 4.0 L twin turbo charged V8 engine but power has gone up to 605 hp and 750 Nm of torque, which is 45 hp and 50 Nm more than the standard RS6. The engineers have given new engine management system with higher rpm and boost pressure to increase power output.

The extra power helped the RS6 Avant Performance to drop 0-100 kph to 3.7 sec, while RS6 achieved it in 3.9 sec and 0-200 kph in 12.1 sec which is 1.4 sec quicker than regular model. The top speed of RS6 Avant Performance is limited to 250 kph but it can be increased to 280 kph with dynamic package and if requested, it can be further increased to 305 kph.

This engine is mated to 8 speed automatic gearbox and power is sent to all four wheels via Quattro all wheel drive system, which transfer 60 percent of power to rear and 40 percent to front. But, it will change depending on road surface and the company has also given Cylinder on Demand (COD) system to improve fuel efficiency.

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Audi RS6 Performance Avant comes with centre differential as standard and it can be optionally fitted with sport differential for rear axle, along with active torque distribution between rear wheels. The German manufacturer has used adaptive air-suspension and it has been lowered by 20 mm to further improve performance.

The exterior difference on RS6 Performance Avant is subtle compared to RS6, as it gets new front grille, updated bumper, 21 inch alloy wheels and new diffuser at rear. The company has also employed sport exhaust, new RS sports seats, Alcantara upholstery, carbon fibre inserts and revised instrument cluster.