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Audi RS6 Avant Vs Porsche Panamera Turbo S

Audi RS6 Avant And Porsche Panamera Turbo S
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The existence of SUVs and crossovers floods today’s automobile market to an extent wherein people forget entirely about the different classes of vehicles that exist: the estates and the wagons. Wagons are practical four-door vehicles with the extra-large boot that gives the car tremendous practicality, and since they are lower to the ground than traditional SUVs, they have phenomenal handling and sporty abilities. Two of the best Wagons on the market on sale today are the Audi RS6 Avant and the Porsche Panamera Turbo S.


The Audi RS6 Avant is the fastest Wagon on sale currently in the Global market, while the Porsche Panamera Turbo S is not far back. On paper, both these vehicles closely matched, but the differences in their performance levels and ride quality are evident right from the first corner these cars take on. Since Audi and Porsche both fall under the Volkswagen group, a few parts and tech are shared among these cars, but despite this, both of them manage to establish their own identities.

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Audi RS6 Avant Vs Porsche Panamera Turbo S: Performance

Porsche Panamera Turbo S On The Road
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Both these vehicles use the 4 liters Twin-turbo V8 engine, but there is a slight difference and power as the Porsche produces 29 HP and 14 lb-ft torque more than the Audi on paper. The Audi RS6 Avant produces 591 HP and 590 lb-ft of torque. Beneath the skin, these two cars are almost carbon copies of each other, and the difference in performance figures is minimal. The Porsche makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in supercar territory around 2.7 seconds, and it completes the quarter-mile in 11 seconds flat at a speed of 123.6 mph. The other takes nearly 3.5 seconds to make the 60 mph sprint. Both these vehicles use 8-speed automatic transmission, but the difference here is that Porsche uses a dual-clutch automatic transmission; at the same time, Audi sticks to the use of a traditional torque converter unit.


The power sent to all four wheels in both these vehicles, but Audi has the upper edge here as it uses the state-of-the-art Quattro all-wheel-drive system that can be found on most Audi rally cars. The performance numbers slightly affect the Porsche weighs nearly 39 lbs less than the Audi, and Audi also has 3% more weight on its front wheels. The Porsche uses an incredible 50-50 weight distribution, giving the vehicle a very balanced front and rear end.

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Audi RS6 Avant Vs Porsche Panamera Turbo S: All The Fancy Tech

Porsche Panamera Turbo S Interior
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Both vehicles have a pleasant interior and are evenly matched when it comes to the use of materials, fit and finish, and quality levels. The interior of Porsche is dominated by a 12.3-inch touch screen system that sits in the center of the dashboard. The system has standard features like Android Auto, wireless Apple CarPlay, navigation, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. The system is relatively complicated and takes some time to get used to. The driver also has access to a digital gauge cluster that can sync with the Apple CarPlay system, allowing navigation and other essential aspects to be shown in front of the driver directly.


On the other hand, Audi makes use of a 10.-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The vehicle comes with standard features like Apple car play and Android auto, but they cannot be accessed wireless. There is the Bang and Olufsen stereo and built-in navigation and Wi-Fi hotspot. Below the central touchscreens, it’s an 8.6-inch touch screen that controls Air Conditioning and other vehicle functions like the drive mode selection. Both the screens have the most significant and easily readable icons and fonts, but it can be distracting to use two screens simultaneously, especially the lower one.


Audi RS6 Avant Vs Porsche Panamera Turbo S: Safety Features

Audi RS6 Front View
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Since these cars come from the same parent company, they also have similarly stacked safety features. The RS6 Avant has a standard forward-collision warning along with autonomous emergency braking. The vehicle also features night vision along with animal and pedestrian detection. As an option, there is also blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. The Porsche Panamera Turbo S features standard forward-collision warning and standard autonomous emergency braking, but offers a couple of optional safety features like adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist.

The Porsche Panamera offered several times, and the turbo is the entry-level trim in the liner that costs around $180,000. The lineup goes all the way up to $200,000 for the turbo’s E-Hybrid executive. The Audi RS6 Avant demolishes the portion in this territory as it offers a single fully loaded trim that costs around $120,000. Even with the optional safety features, a few custom interior packages, and some custom exterior treatments, the prices would top out under $150,000, making the RS6 Avant an extremely value-for-money proposition.

Sources: Car and Driver, Audi, Porsche.

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