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2014 Audi RS 6 Avant

The crew over at designboom recently had the opportunity to travel to Munich to check out the debut

The crew over at designboom recently had the opportunity to travel to Munich to check out the debut of Audi‘s upcoming RS 6 Avant. Certainly exceeding the performance standards of your mom’s wood-paneled station wagon, the high-performance four-door boasts a twin-turbo 4.0 liter V8 TFSI engine capable of a whopping 560 hp and more than 516 lb-ft of torque – thus allowing the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in a mere 3.9 seconds. The new wagon also couples an automatic transmission with an eight-speed tiptronic for shorter shifts and both smoother and more precise gear changes, while AWD and a center differential aid in efficient performance no matter the conditions. Also of note is Audi’s continued focus on weight reduction – a point of emphasis on the recently unveiled TT Ultra Quattro Concept – as the 2014 edition of the RS 6 Avant weighs more than 220 lbs less than its predecessor due to its hybrid aluminum body construction. Complete with updates like a redesigned interior, Xenon Plus headlights, LED taillights and high-gloss black accents throughout, the 2014 Audi RS 6 Avant is expected to be offered primarily in Europe while North American audiences will likely miss out on the luxurious wagon.

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