Audi RS6 Avant debuts at Rs 1.35 crore, becomes the first high performance station wagon to hit the Indian shores

Audi on Thursday launched the RS6 Avant in India at Rs 1.35 crore, ex-showroom Delhi. Indian Test captain Virat Kohli, who serves as a brand ambassador for the German carmaker, launched the car in an event in Delhi along with Audi India head Joe King. The RS6 Avant is the high-performance variant of the estate/station-wagon version of the A6 sedan. By bringing the RS6 Avant to India, Audi became the first premium automaker to launch a performance car in the station-wagon segment in the country. According to Audi, the RS6 Avant promises a perfect mix of performance, practicality and robustness. The RS6 Avant is powered by a 4.0-litre turbocharged V8 engine, also found in the RS7, producing 552bhp and 71.4kgm of torque. The V8 is mated to an eight speed automatic gearbox that channels the power to all the four wheels via Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive. This helps propel the car from 0 to 100 km in just 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 305 km/hr.

“We believe it’s about time to introduce the Avant to luxury connoisseurs in the country…we are confident that the elegant dynamics of the car will appeal to auto enthusiasts seeking style, speed and luxury,” Joe King said. The RS6 Avant is the forth performance car to be launched in India this year after the Audi R8 LMX, the new Audi TT Coupe and the new Audi RS 7 Sportback. “The Audi RS 6 Avant will not only help us consolidate our leadership position in the performance car segment, but will also inspire us to continue with our commitment to bring in the right product offering at the right time for our Indian customers,” King added. Estate style has never been popular in India until now as many automaker have tried their luck in past with little success. However, Audi believes the market has matured in India and buyers are ready to accept station wagons. The RS6 Avant will be brought in to India through the CBU route in limited numbers and with a superb sticker price of Rs 1.35 crore, the RS6 Avant looks like a mouthwatering proposition for performance enthusiasts.

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