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2013 ABT AS6-R Avant

Elegant, luxurious and extremely sporty, that’s how the estate car looks like. The new ABT AS6-R Avant, based upon the Audi S6, is an all-rounder of the first water. It is a travel companion, racer and, if need be, a racer. The AS6-R has as many strong points as there are fields of application. Thanks to ABT POWER S, that is, an optimised motor management, and the ABT turbocharger, it is indeed most powerful and persevering. 600 hp/441 kW, 40 hp more than even the Audi RS6 has, will make it huge fun to drive on the “Nordschleife”, too.

The huge power uprating of 180 hp (132 kW) on the serial version can be felt all over. Torque is increased from 550 Nm to enormous 750 Nm. So the ABT AS6-R Avant is also a high-performance “pack donkey”. It reaches 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds, almost 1 second faster than the “normal” S6 model. Its top speed is 310 km/h, with the 250 km/h limit removed for the ABT AS6-R.

While the ABT Sportsline engineers certainly tuned the V8-Biturbo, they also left it utterly roadworthy. It will thus behave in a very civilised fashion. Still, you can see that the Bavarians are a very experienced motorsports company as well: The front skirt add-on, side skirt add-on and the rear spoiler form a very powerful and dynamic unit. The components are made of exposed carbon, which underlines the look and feel of the ABT AS6-R. The sport-type exhaust system lends the high-end estate a powerful sound.

ABT recommends its own high-performance wheels to go with this special car, the DR, for example, which in 9 x 21 inches fits the AS6-R perfectly. And the new sport wheel ER-X is an ideal, weight-optimised wheel for a “racing estate”. This masterpiece is available as a cast version, called ER-C, or forged edition, ER-F. It goes without saying that ABT also sells its wheels in combination with high-performance tires. After all, the car has 600 hp and wants to reach top speed…

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In Detail

type Professionally Tuned Car
built at Neckarsulm, Germany
engine TFSI 90º V8
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Twin Turbochargers
block material Aluminum
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Direct Fuel Injection
displacement 3993 cc / 243.67 in³
bore 84.5 mm / 3.3 in
stroke 89.0 mm / 3.5 in
compression 10.5:1
power 447.4 kw / 600 bhp @ 5700 rpm
specific output 150.26 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 316.62 bhp per tonne
torque 550 nm / 405.7 ft lbs
body / frame Volkswagen Group C platform Unitary Steel Monocoque w/Aluminum Panels
driven wheels Quattro AWD
wheel type 20-inch, forged wheels
front brakes Inner-Ventilated Discs w/6-Piston Calipers
rear brakes Inner-Ventilated Discs w/6-Piston Calipers
front wheels F 53.3 x 22.9 cm / 21 x 9 in
rear wheels R 53.3 x 22.9 cm / 21 x 9 in
f suspension Adaptive Air Suspension
r suspension Adaptive Air Suspension
curb weight 1895 kg / 4178 lbs
wheelbase 2915 mm / 114.8 in
front track 1662 mm / 65.4 in
rear track 1663 mm / 65.5 in
length 4979 mm / 196.0 in
width 1936 mm / 76.2 in
height 1461 mm / 57.5 in
transmission 8-Speed Automatic
top speed ~310 kph / 192.51 mph
0 – 100 kph ~3.9 seconds
combined fuel econ eu 9.8 L/100 km or 24.00 mpg-us