The Audi RS6 Avant is a brilliant all-around performance car. It’s fast, it’s fun to drive, it looks great, has a lovely cabin and is a practical family wagon. There’s really very little the RS6 doesn’t do brilliantly. However, there are some enthusiasts that are less than thrilled with its straight-line speed. Although the RS6 Avant is fast, it’s not quite as fast as its closest rivals, the BMW M5 and Mercedes-AMG E63. Despite having supercar levels of speed, the RS6 is a few tenths slower than both of its aforementioned competitors, which does dampen the thrill a bit. However, RS6 Avant owners should still be proud of how fast their car is, as it was still one of the fastest cars Motor Trend tested in 2020.
Admittedly, it still wasn’t as fast as the Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon (BMW M5 wasn’t tested in 2020) but the Audi RS6 Avant was fast enough to rank in the top fifteen. Thanks to its 4.0 liter twin-turbocharged V8 and 591 horsepower, the Audi RS6 Avant was able to get from 0-60 mph, in the hands of MT test drivers, in just 3.1 seconds. That’s a tenth behind the AMG but two tenths faster than the more expensive BMW M8 Competition Coupe.
It was also faster than both the BMW X6 M Competition and Porsche Cayenne Coupe Turbo by one tenth of a second to 60 mph. Those two cars are SUVs, so maybe it’s not that impressive that the RS6 was only a tenth faster but it was faster nevertheless.
The reason this is important is that fans seem to get a bit bummed when they see the Audi RS6 Avant lose drag races in videos against cars like the M5 and E63. However, seeing just how fast the RS6 Avant really is and how it stacks up against some of the fastest cars on the market really puts things into perspective. The RS6 is still a shockingly fast car and one that will eat sports cars for breakfast with ease.
[Source: Motor Trend]