While old mate Curt Dupriez works his way towards delivering a full written review of this 2018 Audi RS6 Avant Performance, Trent Nikolic couldn’t stop himself pinching it for an afternoon.
In this quick tour, Trent goes on about the bits and pieces added to the example we’re testing. What’s it got? Well, beyond the $246,411 asking price (before on-road costs), there’s a $6250 paint job from the Audi Exclusive palette – this ‘Vegas Yellow’ shade is taken from the TT S – along with $9000 in Exclusive ‘Valcona’ leather trim with honeycomb quilting, $3400 in Exclusive seat belts and the $1700 Exclusive controls package.
On the performance side, there’s the $25,840 Dynamic Package Plus that adds dynamic steering, RS sports suspension, carbon ceramic brakes and a top-speed bump to 305km/h.
Oh, there’s also a $17,000 Akropovic titanium exhaust setup and a $12,000 Bang & Olufsen audio system. We trust you’ll not want to drown out the former with too much of the latter, but good look if you do try…
Audi’s older-generation infotainment system greets you inside, but if that’s what you’re thinking about instead of the 445kW, 700Nm turbo 4.0-litre V8 under the bonnet (and the 3.7-second sprint to 100km/h) you’ve got bigger problems.
It’s getting on in years, this thing – especially now that the new-generation A6 was revealed this week – but it’s still an immensely compelling offering for cashed-up buyers drawn to that ever shrinking segment: the performance wagon.
Enjoy Trent’s video (sorry about the g-string quip…) and watch for Curt’s review soon. You can catch plenty of RS6 content at the below links, too.