Why should I want it?
This is the ultimate estate car. It’s exceedingly rapid, super-refined and has a huge boot. Classy and imposing looks, an understated soundtrack from the twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 and a prestige interior make the Audi the thinking person’s fast estate.
Why can’t I have it?
The obvious issue with the RS6 is the whopping CO2 figure of 283g/km and an official fuel economy figure
of 22.6mpg. However, on a (very) long motorway run
we saw an average fuel figure of 27.3mpg, so all is not lost. The RS6 is also just north of £100,000 once
you’ve added a few choice options.
Arguments to use on the fleet manager
Super-safe all-wheel drive, a very sensible 565-litre boot and the fact that it’s a (very mild) hybrid all play in the RS6’s favour. And it really is a very sensible family car that can be used without issue for the daily commute.
More fleety alternative
One step down from the V8 petrol RS6 is the 350hp 3.0-litre diesel S6 Avant. Still quick with a 0-60mph time of 5.1 seconds and still as roomy and refined as its big brother but with an efficient diesel engine capable of 35.8mpg and a CO2 figure of 206g/km, plus a £62,650 price tag.
|Performance:||3.5 seconds/155 mph|