The beast has been unleashed in South Africa – Audi RS6

With a musical look and interior styling that is hard to resist, the Audi RS6 has hit our South African tar roads and we couldn’t be more thrilled. With sporty dynamics, and a roaring exterior that will get your engine revving, this Audi for sale is definitely not to be missed.

The Interior and sexy Exterior of the Audi RS6

Boasting sport interior details, the Audi RS6 features everything from illuminated sill trims to RS Sport Seats. The steering wheel boasts a three spoke design, is covered in luxurious leather, features aluminium shift paddles and even gives you control over various functions in your vehicle including the MMI Navigation.

This superior sporty model also features inlays in a matte aluminium finish, split rear seats and a four zone air conditioner. Other strand interior features of the RS6 include Alcantara/Leather seats featuring a diamond pattern, leather covered armrests in the door trims, and, for the seats, a four way lumbar support system that will make driving this powerful beauty as comfortable as humanly possible.


Equipped with the Audi Sound System, it also has an electric steering wheel adjustment. This Audi for sale also features Stainless Steel Footrests and Pedals. In terms of interior tech, the Audi RS6 for sale features the MMI Touch and MMI Navigation Plus system, the beautifully designed RS Instrument Cluster as well as Attention Assist.

Striking in just about every way imaginable, the new RS6 is a stunning piece of motoring machinery that will most definitely get your heart racing. Boasting clear lines that depict precision, the Audi RS6 Avant is a sporty car with so much to offer.

With gross vehicle weight of 2 580 kilogrammes, the Avant has an overall length of 4 979 millimetres, an overall width of 1 936 millimetres and an overall height of 1 461 millimetres. Exterior colours range to include everything from Solid Paint Finishes (Nano Grey) to Metallic Finishes (which includes Mythos Black and Glacier White). Pear Effect Finishes (Misano Red and Sepang Blue) and Crystal Paint Finishes (which include Panther Black and Prisma Silver) to name but a few.


Muscular in design and with a wider front track, it has large air inlets and, with its truly amazing bumper design, brings out the sport on sporty. With 20 inched forged aluminium wheels boasting a seven spoke design, you can also expect a tyre pressure monitoring system standard.

Moving to the rear, you will find beautifully large, oval-shaped tailpipes, a diffuser insert that is nothing less than striking and a unique RS6 logo. Standard equipment for the exterior includes the RS Roof Edge Spoiler and matt aluminium styled roof rails.

Featuring accentuated wheel arches, what will really give this Audi sports car its unique look is its optional extras. These extras include ceramic brakes that are visible through the five twin spoke designed wheels and the optional trim strips.

Equipped with LED headlights, the Audi RS6 Avant also has LED rear lights, a light / rain sensor and an adaptive break light.


Some of the other Standard Features in this Audi for sale in South Africa includes (but is not limited to):

  • Carbon Inlays
  • Ambient Lighting
  • Housing Extensions for the wheels
  • A black instrument panel trim in a ‘piano finish look’
  • An RS Selector Knob finished in perforated leather
  • LED indicators in the side mirrors. These mirrors are also beautifully finished off with matt aluminium styled housing.
  • Manually dimming mirror in the interior
  • An Engine start-stop button
  • A colour display driver information system
  • The Audi Music Interface
  • A Bluetooth Interface
  • Cruise Control

So, what’s new?

Though this newer model has a little less power than its older brother in the range, it does have more torque. Reaching 100 kilometres per hour in just 3.9 seconds, the Audi RS6 for sale boasts a four litre V8 Turbo engine (as opposed to its older brother’s five litre V10 Biturbo engine).

Able to reach a top speed of 305 kilometres per hour, do remember that the Audi RS6 does have a limiter of 250 kilometres per hour.

The model has also been equipped with a self-locking differential, enabling the torque to be sent to the axle that will be able to best promote dynamic handling, making it a fun car to drive, especially around the corners.

Though it is a truly sporty drive, the Audi RS6 Avant still has some station wagon duties to fulfil and this new model definitely does not fall short. With a boot capacity of 565 litres, folding the rear seats provides a total of 1 680 litre capacity.

Because this model is so jam-packed with awesome, you can expect quite a heavy price tag, the standard models going for around R 1 465 000.


The powerful heart specs of the RS6 Avant

Featuring adaptive air suspension standard, the RS6 Avant for sale boasts a four litre, V8 TFSI engine that produces a power of 412 kW.

Delivering a stunning power-to-weight ratio, the RS6 delivers a torque of 700 Nm and even boasts a combined fuel consumption of 9.6 litres per 100 kilometres.

An optional extra for your Audi in terms of suspension comes in the form of the RS Sport Suspension Plus (with Dynamic Ride Control).

Efficient to its core, this engine ‘switches off’ four of its eight cylinders in situations where they are not required. This happens smoothly, resulting in you not even noticing, the engine requiring less energy, all the while reducing your emissions.

Boasting an eight speed tiptronic transmission system, the Audi RS6 allows for not only quick gear changes, but precise gear changes as well.

The Dynamic Shift Programme (DSP) is a great feature that allows the transmission to adapt to your driving style, enabling gear changes to occur at the perfect moment. The RS6 also has the Sport Mode and Drive Mode programmes.

The RS6 is equipped with Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Electronic Differential Lock (EDL). ABS and Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD).


Let’s take a closer look at some of the numbers of this Audi RS6 for sale:

Audi RS6 Avant
Displacement (valves per cylinder)3 993 cc (4)
Maximum Output415 kW @ 5 700 rpm - 6 600 rpm
Maximum Torque700 Nm @ 1 750 rpm – 5 500rpm
Drive TypeQuattro, Permanent All-Wheel Drive
Top Speed250 kilometres per hour
Acceleration (0 km/h to 100 km/h)3.9 seconds
Fuel Consumption (litre per 100 kilometres)Urban Fuel Consumption: 13.4 litres
Extra Urban Fuel Consumption: 7.4 litres
Combined Fuel Consumptions: 9.6 litres
CO2 Emissions (Urban)310 gram per kilometre
Emission Standards EU6
Fuel Tank Capacity65 litres
Gross Weight of Vehicle2 580 kilogrammes

The Equipment Packages available for the RS6

The Audi gives you three equipment package choices when it comes to the RS6:

  • The Convenience Package

This package from Audi includes awesome extras like a 75 litre fuel tank, seat heating for both the front and rear seats, and a Bose surround sound system. Exterior mirrors that feature memory functions, automatic dimming functions and are electrically adjustable with heating are also included in this equipment package.

  • The Dynamic Package

With interior mirrors boasting automatic dimming, this equipment package includes the RS Sport Suspension (with DRC – Dynamic Ride Control), Quattro with a sport differential and an increased maximum speed of 280 kilometres per hour.

This package also includes dynamic steering and Audi Matrix LED headlights.

  • The Dynamic Package Plus

One for the sporty drivers out there, this equipment package includes everything from dynamic steering and ceramic brakes, to the RS Sport Suspension (with DRC) and Quattro with a sport differential. This equipment package also includes Audi Matrix LED headlights, and interior mirrors boasting automatic dimming.

Deals on a great Audi for sale on Auto Mart

In the market for an Audi? Browse through Auto Mart’s collection of Audi models and find the one ideally suited for you:

  • Audi RS6 Quattro 2009

Priced at R 489 900, this RS6 is a 2009 model and features a five litre turbo engine, has 118 500 kilometres on the clock and is black in colour.


  • Audi A6 1.8T

This Audi is priced at R 483 995 and has 15 420 kilometres on the clock. A 2015 year model, it has a 1.8 litre turbo engine and an automatic transmission.


  • Audi A3 Sportback 1.6TDi S

Priced at R 349 994, this 2015 Audi has an automatic transmission, 22 600 kilometres on the clock and features a 1.6 turbo diesel engine.


Amped to find your next Audi for sale at an awesome price? From an Audi RS6 to an A3, Auto Mart is your one-stop place for shopping Audi. Remember to download our Android App from the Google Play Store for easy browsing on-the-go.

Annabel Schoeman

SEO'er, blogger and lover all things weird, wacky and interesting.

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