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Audi RS6 Avant 4.2

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Audi RS6 Avant 4.2

4-door 5-seater station wagon (estate, combi), petrol (gasoline) 10-cylinder V engine, 4175 cm3 / 254.8 cu in / 254.8 cu in, 432.0 kW / 579.3 hp / 579.3 hp @ 6250 rpm / 6250 rpm / 6250 rpm, 881.4 N·m / 650.1 lb·ft / 650.1 lb·ft @ 6250 rpm / 6250 rpm / 6250 rpm, automatic 6-speed transmission, four wheel drive, 244 km/h / 152 mph / 152 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AudiIssued from2008
ModelRS6 Avant 4.2Issued until
SerieRS6Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAudi AGCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typestation wagon (estate, combi)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

LengthTotal (curb) weight
Width1820 mm / 71.7 in / 71.7 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
WheelbaseGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders10
Engine TypeV engine (V10)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyEngine displacement4175 cm3 / 254.8 cu in / 254.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power432.0 kW / 579.3 hp / 579.3 hp at 6250 rpm / 6250 rpm / 6250 rpm
AspirationMax. torque881.4 N·m / 650.1 lb·ft / 650.1 lb·ft at 6250 rpm / 6250 rpm / 6250 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)172.8 kW / 231.7 hp / 231.7 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output103.5 kW/l / 2.274 bhp/cu in / 2.274 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque211.1 N·m/l / 1.85 lb·ft/cu in / 1.85 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears6
Wheel drivefour wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed244 km/h / 152 mph / 152 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)4.60 s / 4.60 s / 4.60 sPower-to-weight ratio
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Audi RS6 Avant 4.2

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