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RS6 and S8 power-up Audi presence in South Africa
With production stability in Europe finally returning, Audi South Africa can start delivering its most wanted new models to the local market. Fans of the brand will be thrilled to know its amazing RS6 Avant and S8 limousine are now priced and secured for local distribution.
Although Audi is offering an array of high-performance vehicles within its South African product matrix, distinguished by the R or RS badges, there are two which have lineage and purpose that set them apart.
The most noticeable of these is Audi’s RS6 Avant. Since the mid-1990s, Audi has been perfecting the concept of high-performance station wagons and the latest RS6 Avant is a testament to this.
Its bold exterior design and huge load space make it both a striking vehicle in appearance, but one which is many times more practical than most vehicles of similar performance. There aren’t many cars capable of 280kph, that also have 1680-litres of luggage space.
Powering the RS6 Avant is Audi’s 4-litre bi-turbo V8 engine. It boasts 441kW of power and 800Nm of torque.
With the benefit of Quattro all-wheel-drive providing excellent traction, those engine outputs enable the RS6 Avant to run a 0-100kph benchmark sprint in only 3.6 seconds.
Audi RS6 price in South Africa
Priced at R2 070 00, the RS6 Avant offers near-supercar levels of performance in a unique body style – and the promise of true family motoring practicality.
Interestingly, it is priced very near the new BMW M3 sedan, which was launched last week. This is despite the RS6 being a much larger vehicle with a bigger engine and better sound signature.
Audi S8 price in South Africa
If you desire a high-performance Audi but enjoy the pampering of limousine motoring, there is the S8.
It offers a terrific cabin architecture with all the luxury trimmings you would expect of a German limousine, and storming performance, courtesy of that Audi 4-litre V8.
The S8 engine is slightly detuned from what is available in RS6 Avant, with the limousine making 420kW, powering it from 0-100kph in 3.8 seconds.
Audi has priced the S8 at R2 484 000.
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