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2021 Audi RS6 review

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Pros

  • Powerful turbocharged V8 engine
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Lots of available tech features

Cons

  • Infotainment system can be distracting to operate
  • Limited front-row storage
  • Lack of advanced driver aids as standard

Mileage (EPA estimate)

15 city, 22 highway, 17 combined

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2021 Audi RS6 trims

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Base:

  • 591-hp, 590-lb-ft of torque 4.0L
  • Power Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Smart Key
  • Power Mirrors
  • Rear Defroster
  • Side Airbags
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Traction Control
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5 reasons to buy the 2021 Audi RS6

1. Quiet and comfortable ride 

If you want a vehicle that can shield you from the noise of the outside world, the 2021 Audi RS6 offers a supremely quiet ride. Even on the highway, you’ll enjoy a hushed cabin as the RS6 effortlessly glides over bumps in the road. You and your co-pilot can indulge in premium comfort in the heated and ventilated 10-way power-adjustable front sports seats. Plus, all your passengers can kick back and relax in the supportive leather seats, using the standard four-zone automatic climate control system to regulate the temperature to their liking. 

2. Fun performance wagon 

Looking to add some thrills to your daily drive? Push the RS button on the steering wheel of the 2021 Audi RS6. With its twin-turbocharged 4.0L V8 engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, this 591-hp wagon can sprint from zero to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds (according to the manufacturer, when new). Standard all-wheel drive spreads the vehicle’s ample power evenly to the pavement, and the sport-tuned differential offers good traction. Wherever you’re headed, your whole crew will love taking joyrides in the RS6. 

3. Plenty of room for passengers and cargo 

The 2021 Audi RS6 may drive like a sports car, but it has the utility of an SUV. It seats five comfortably, with back-row passengers enjoying 37.4 inches of legroom and 39.5 inches of headroom in the spacious bench seat. When all seats are in place, you’ll get 30 cu-ft of cargo space, which increases to 58.3 cu-ft with the 40/20/40 bench folded down. Plus, the hands-free tailgate makes it a breeze to load the wagon with all your gear for your next adventure. 

4. Tons of tech 

If you’re looking for the latest tech, you’ll appreciate all the 2021 Audi RS6 has to offer. You’ll get Android Auto™ and wireless Apple CarPlay® connectivity, allowing you to listen to your favorite playlists through the Bang & Olufsen® sound system. The wireless charging pad with phone signal booster—along with multiple USB ports—enables you and your crew to keep your devices powered up for every journey. Alongside dual touchscreen displays that can both show navigation directions, you’ll have the tools you need to take you wherever you want to go. 

5. One well-equipped trim 

Need help narrowing down your car-buying choices? The 2021 Audi RS6 keeps it simple with a single, well-equipped trim. All-wheel steering improves high-speed stability and shortens your turning radius, and the surround-view camera simplifies parking maneuvers—particularly helpful in metropolitan areas. Enjoy a cool breeze when you open the panoramic sunroof, along with memory driver’s seat settings that save your preferences for the next time you get behind the wheel.

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Audi RS6 features and specs

Base 4WD/AWD 4D Wagon

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • 4WD/AWD
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bang & Olufsen Audio
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Bang & Olufsen Audio
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear Seat Heaters

Drive Wheels

All Wheel (4WD/AWD)

Engine size

4.0L

Horsepower

591

Torque (ft-lbs)

590

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

19.8

Wheelbase

115.3"

Overall length

197"

Width

76.8"

Height

58.6"

Leg room

F 41.3"/R 37.4"

Head room

F 38.3"/R 39.5"

Front tires

P275/35YR21

Rear tires

P275/35YR21

Seating capacity

5

Transmission

Automatic

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