Production of the new Audi RS 6 Avant in Neckarsulm

Produktionsstart fuer den neuen Audi RS 6 Avant in Neckarsulm/Neckarsulm, 04. Februar 2013

The new RS6 Avant from quattro GmbH has left the factory grounds today. The RS6 Avant showcases the abilities of quattro GmbH’s employees, having been built in the innovative ‘Audi ultra’ lightweight style at the Audi Lightweight Center in Neckarsulm. It consists of about 20 percent of aluminum and many components made ​​of high-alloy steels. Thus, the new Audi RS 6 Avant is almost 100 kg lighter than its predecessor. The improved power to weight ratio resulting in even greater dynamics in increased performance and reduced fuel consumption.

Produktionsstart fuer den neuen Audi RS 6 Avant in Neckarsulm/Neckarsulm, 04. Februar 2013

The 4.0 TFSI engine also originated at this modern development site. Thanks to lightweight construction and advanced engine technology. The high power Avant meets an average of 9.8 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers, decreasing it’s consumption by about 30 percent.

Produktionsstart fuer den neuen Audi RS 6 Avant in Neckarsulm/Neckarsulm, 04. Februar 2013

Vorsprung durch Technik “Advancement through technology” and in manufacturing: In order to increase the efficiency and flexibility in the assembly for the RS models, the 450 meter long conveyor system was completely dismantled and replaced with a modern electric overhead conveyor. The modification improves the ergonomics for work on the RS 6 Avant, optimizes the production flow and creates flexibility for assembly of future technologies.

8 Responses to “Production of the new Audi RS 6 Avant in Neckarsulm”


  1. 1 James

    Bring to US!

  2. 2 Jules Cadbury

    Good luck with that… not happening.

  3. 3 scott

    Third pic not an RS6.

  4. 4 mike

    why not bring to us? ithere would be substancial demand from audi enthusiasts!

  5. 5 Joe

    Won’t happen because Americans don’t buy station wagons. Cost of DOT/EPA will not be recovered by the number of units sold. Hell, we can’t even buy an A6 Avant in the US today because they didn’t sell enough to justify the investment.

  6. 6 Tim

    At least it is coming to Oz! Yippie!

  7. 7 John M

    The problem is that would likely be a $120k+ car here in the US. The number of US buyers interested in a $120k+ station wagon is VERY small. Mercedes currently owns 100% of the market in that segment and can’t even sell 100 units per year.

    Think about that; they can’t even sell two per-state, per-year in this country.

  8. 8 austin

    Maybe that is because no one needs a rwd station wagon. This thing would sell.

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