Chris Harris’ newest test drive is putting the Audi RS6 Avant and the Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake one against another in what turns out to be an impressive review.
Do you want to buy a brand new powerful E-segment wagon, with enough space in the boot for a donkey and supercar performance? Well Chris Harris tells you that you only have to real options: the Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake, the luxurious five-door coupe, and the Audi RS6 Avant, the powerful “animal”. If you fancy both vehicles and you’re on the verge of purchasing such a car, then you definitely want to check out Harris’ review posted below.
The Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake is powered by a 5.5 liter bi-turbo V8 engine. The total output stands at 525 HP and 700 Nm of torque, which is enough for a 0 to 100 km/h sprint made in just 4.4 seconds. The Edition 1 of the vehicle is also available, and this is bringing 557 HP and 800 Nm of torque. When mated to the AMG transmission, the car can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 250 km/h.
The Audi RS6 Avant is getting a 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8 engine under its hood. This has replaced the old 5.2 liter naturally aspirated unit. The total output generated stands at 560 HP (412 kW) and 700 Nm of torque (516 lb-ft). The 0 to 100 km/h sprint takes just 3.9 seconds and top speed stands at 250 km/h. With the Dynamic Plus Package, the top speed can be increased to 305 km/h (190 mph).