Schmidt Revolution is presenting their upgrade program tailored to the menacing Audi RS6 Avant. There’s not much going on in terms of design, but we do notice the full body wrap which looks taken from one of Jon Olsson’s cars and will set you back €1,899 while for an additional €799 you can order an optional set of KW coilovers. In addition, the standard wheels can be removed in order to make room for the tuner’s own 21-inch set combined with ContiSportContact SP tires measuring 295/30×21 and available as a full wheel+tire set for €3,999 without the tire pressure monitoring system.
The most important part of the tuning job is the upgrade to the engine which has gained an extra 120 PS thanks to optimized electronics available for €3,499 bumping total output of the twin-turbo V8 4.0-liter engine to 680 PS while for an additional €4,299 you can order a custom stainless steel exhaust system with valve control that will raise the output to 695 PS.
After these upgrades are implemented, the Audi RS6 Avant will be able to hit a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h) so it will be quicker than the standard version equipped with the optional Dynamic Plus Package which can do 190 mph (305 km/h). Schmidt Revolution isn’t saying anything about the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint, but it probably takes less than the 3.9 seconds needed by the stock RS6.
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The kit starts off with some cosmetic touches such as the bimoto 20-inch alloy wheels covered with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. Other tweaks include Brembo breaks and a stainless steel exhaust system.
The biggest change is in the engine department where the V8 4.0-liter twin-turbo engine can be tweaked to output as much as 722 HP and a peak torque of 885 Nm, which represents a significant power bump of 162 HP and 185 Nm. As a result of the additional output, the Audi RS6 Avant will sprint to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 3.3 seconds before topping out at 211 mph (340 km/h).
Today we bring some interesting news from Audi as the boss of the quattro division has confirmed they are working on an even more powerful version of the recently unveiled RS6 Avant. It will get the Plus moniker and will come with more power, weight saving measures and other tweaks as well. We remind you that the regular RS6 Avant pumps out an impressive 560 HP (412 kW) but the Plus variant is set to come with 608 HP (447 kW). Also good news is the fact that it won’t be limited in quantities nor it will be a special edition variant. It will be just like it is now with the TT RS Plus and the flagship R8 V10 Plus.
In an interview given to CAR, quattro chief Stephan Reil said the company is working on additional RS Plus models that will be launched in the future. All will suffer suspension tweaks and will go through a diet. For example, the already available R8 V10 Plus has lost 110 lbs (50 kg) and is available with a custom suspension.
Stephan Reil said that chances of seeing an RS5 Plus are slim since the car’s V8 4.2-liter engine is already almost fully exploited and there isn’t a lot of room available for any improvements in terms of increasing its power output.
Note: The car pictured here is the regular 2013 Audi RS6 Avant.
Audi has released details and photos of the upcoming 2014 RS6 Avant. Power comes from a new twin-turbo V8 4.0-liter TFSI engine that generates 552 hp and a peak torque of 516 lb-ft. This power unit benefits from the cylinder on demand system and allows the engine to run with only four cylinders during low to intermediate loads to reduce fuel consumption. It is connected to an 8-speed tiptronic which sends the power through the quattro permanent AWD system with torque vectoring. This new engine can be found under the hood of the Audi S8 and the Bentley Continental. This new variant is considerably quicker than the model it replaces.
It needs only 3.9 seconds to perform the 0-100 km/h sprint, making it half a second faster than the outgoing version, while at the same time it’s 0.4 quicker than the BMW M5 sedan. When it comes down to top speed, the standard model is electronically limited to 250 km/h, but with the optional Dynamic package fitted the RS6 Avant is able to reach a top speed of 280 km/h. Those who choose Dynamic Plus can accelerate their car to 305 km/h.
The car is scheduled to go on sale in Europe in 2013, while details about a possible North American arrival are not available at the moment.