Audi brings a brand new contender within the high-performance wagon phase which has been rising in the previous couple of years. The Ingolstadt-based automaker simply revealed the Audi RS 6 Avant GT which is able to most definitely tackle the upcoming BMW M5 Touring (G99). The Audi RS 6 Avant GT has been launched as a extremely unique mannequin, with Audi producing solely 660 models worldwide, of which solely 85 will come to america, underscoring its rarity and desirability amongst lovers.
85 Items for the U.S.
Every of the 85 models allotted for america will probably be introduced in Arkona White, accompanied by the Audi Sport heritage decal package deal. Beneath the hood, the restricted RS 6 GT makes use of the prevailing engine from RS 6 Efficiency delivering 630 horsepower whereas the utmost torque was elevated by 50 to 850 Newton meters. Subsequently, the 0 to 100 km/h time is now quoted to be 3.3 seconds. It’s going to the RS 6 Avant GT 11.5 seconds to achieve 200 km/h.
The quattro all-wheel drive system, in tandem with an eight-speed automated transmission, adeptly allocates the car’s energy. The inclusion of a self-locking middle differential enhances this distribution, permitting for a versatile adjustment from the usual 40:60 ratio primarily based on the driving circumstances. This method can direct as a lot as 70 p.c of the engine’s energy to the entrance wheels or as much as 85 p.c to the rear, guaranteeing optimum traction and dealing with throughout numerous situations.
Loads of Carbon Fiber
Design clever, the Audi RS 6 Avant GT extensively makes use of carbon fiber for numerous parts such because the hood, fenders, and bumpers. Moreover, it’s going to sport a particular roof edge spoiler and a novel, rail-less roof spoiler. Complementing its distinctive aesthetic, the GT mannequin will probably be geared up with unique 22-inch wheels in Avus White. Enhancements additionally embody ceramic brakes for superior stopping energy and a manually adjustable coil-over suspension system. Based on Audi, this setup permits for the RS 6 to be lowered by an additional 10 mm past the minimal peak achievable with the Efficiency mannequin’s adaptive experience peak system.
The BMW M5 Touring is Coming Again
On the opposite aspect, the BMW M5 Touring is making a much-anticipated comeback, anticipated to be unveiled in Summer time 2024. This mannequin marks a big return for BMW, because it reintroduces a high-performance wagon into its lineup, a phase that has seen rising curiosity. The upcoming M5 Touring is anticipated to function a plug-in hybrid drive system, incorporating know-how derived from the BMW XM. The dual-turbo 4.4-liter V8 hybrid setup is predicted to ship over 700 horsepower however with out stepping on the XM Label’s toes. As a refresher, the tremendous SUV packs a mighty 738-hp punch. Torque ought to be colossal contemplating the XM Label gives a ridiculous 1,000 Nm (737 lb-ft).
After all, the BMW M5 Touring gained’t be artificially restricted and its manufacturing plan may be expanded if the demand is there. And sure, the M5 Touring is all however confirmed for a launch in america. We’re listening to it’ll be the one wagon model of the 5 Collection that BMW will promote in North America. [Photos: Audi]