- Expect typical Audi precision build quality
- Mix in some amazing interior materials
- Virtual cockpit and drive modes deliver everything you need
What you can expect is the best build quality – or at least the nicest touch points – in the business. The RS6 Avant’s interior is closely related to the A6 Saloon's, meaning that Audi owners will feel immediately at home. The dash is dominated by a dual touchscreen set-up and a simple design that looks and feels very modern.
Existing RS6 owners will be familiar with the Audi Drive Select button that changes suspension/drivetrain/steering characteristics, but they might bemoan the loss of the old MMI system to drive its infotainment set-up.
There is a Performance setting on the Virtual cockpit which is all-new. It displays a racing car-style rev counter, lap times and g-force readings, and lets you keep an eye on temperatures for the oil, coolant, tyres and even the differential. Just how relevant that is on the M1 remains to be seen, but track day users will love it.
Inside, it’s business as usual, which is an A6 Avant in top-spec form with that’s clad in Nappa leather and Alcantara, with Audi’s Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster and a flat-bottomed steering wheel. Driving position and ergonomics are all excellent, although the touchscreen with haptic feedback for the control set are seen as a bit of a step back for some drivers. Good job that Audi's voice recognition system is so good.
What we liked about the RS6 was its ability to kick back and cover motorway miles with effortless ease. We're expecting the same with this one, especially with its air suspension and adaptive (interconnected) damping. The seats both front and rear look supportive and extremely inviting.