Maximum power put to maximum use The engine of the Audi RS 6 Avant

With a maximum torque of 700 Nm the Audi RS 6 Avant accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds. The propulsive power ends at an electronically regulated 250 km/h, with the option of boosting the top speed to 280 km/h or 305 km/h.

Intelligent performance:

Intelligent performance with Audi cylinder on demand only four of the eight cylinders are active in partial-load operation depending on the driving conditions. The Audi valvelift system closes the intake and exhaust valves on two cylinders on each side and switches off their injection and ignition – whilst the engine continues to run as quietly as ever. As a result, neither air is drawn in nor fuel consumed – the fuel consumption and emission figures are noticeably improved.

The 4.0 litre V8 TFSI engine also features a start-stop system and recuperation. And also excels with its spontaneous responsiveness and extraordinary power delivery over the entire engine speed range.


The 8-speed tiptronic constitutes an adequate automatic transmission which boasts rapid gear changes and high efficiency. Thanks to the Dynamic Shift Program (DSP) the gear changes take place in the optimum engine speed range – reducing power flow losses while you enjoy agile motoring. The tiptronic comes with a sport program (S) or manual mode for an even more dynamic driving style.

Audi Cylinder on Demand:

Advanced cylinder-on-demand technology automatically shuts down four of eight cylinders when they’re not needed – for example when coasting at constant speed on the motorway or in city traffic – so you’ll benefit from the efficiency and low emissions of a car with a much smaller engine. But once you reach the open road, the full power of the V8 engine is ready and waiting.

Start - Stop system

Start-stop system helps to reduce fuel consumption and CO emissions by automatically switching o the engine when the vehicle is stationary, e.g. at tra c lights. The start process is initiated as soon as the foot brake is released. Can be deactivated via a switch at any time.