Weeks after the launch of the sensational RS7, Audi India has launched the Audi RS6 Avant at RsĀ 1.35 crore (ex – showroom, Delhi/Mumbai). You might be a bit perplexed by their decision since it is essentially identical to the RS7 in every way except the outer shell.

The key difference is that the RS6 is the original hyper-estate, the super powered weapon of choice for Viking holidaymakers across Europe. Packing dynamite levels of power under a relatively domestic form, the RS6 is all kinds of cool. While the RS7 goes with the fastback form, the RS6 sticks to a more conventional and functional hatch back form which lends it 565 litres of boot space. In a 560 bhp car. The one we get also has higher ground-clearance to give you that faux-SUV like practicality.

Underneath that bonnet is the same twin-turbo V8 that powers the RS7 and produces 560 bhp of power and 70 kgm of torque. 0-100 time is also an identical 3.9 seconds. If this car doesn’t kick-off a super-wagon trend, nothing will.

The RS6 is a car that’s more true to its form, and its self-assuredness is what makes it the cooler option. It’s also the only superpowered estate in the country. Trust school runs to never be the same.

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