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ABT Revisits Audi’s RS6 Avant, Gives It Sonorous Exhaust, New Suspension And Wheels - CarScoops
730HP Audi RS6 by ABT does 0-62 mph in a staggering 3.2 seconds.
ABT Sportsline has launched new aftermarket parts for the 2020 Audi RS6 Avant, following the massive power upgrade presented earlier this year. Promising to exhilarate drivers and bystanders by delivering a deeper tone, the exhaust system features four tailpipes that can be had in carbon fiber, and two electrically adjustable flaps. The suspension of the German super executive estate can be enhanced with height adjustable springs or, for those who want that extra bit of customization, a fully adjustable suspension. With the latter installed, the front and rear ends can be lowered from 0.4-1.4 in (10-35 mm) and 0.4-1.6 in (10-40 mm), respectively. Furthermore, the tuner says that rebound and pressure can be adjusted separately and, for an extra buck, sport anti-roll bars can be ordered too. First Drive: Audis New RS6 Avant Fits In America Like A Glove Finally, the stance of the RS6 Avant has been improved by fitting 22-inch HR22 wheels wrapped in Michelin rubber. Many other rims, in different sizes, finishes and patterns, are also available for the car. Now, all these new parts come to complete the package that includes an impressive power upgrade for the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, which has been tuned to deliver 730 HP (740 PS / 544 kW) and 679 lb-ft (920 Nm) of torque courtesy of a new intercooler, turbochargers and software remap. The stock RS6 Avants eight-banger produces 592 HP (600 PS / 441 kW) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm), allowing it to accelerate to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 3.6 seconds and reach an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). The tuned variant does the benchmark sprint in 3.2 seconds, shaving 0.4 seconds off the stock RS6’s time. PHOTO GALLERY
Mercedes Teases The Interior Of Facelifted E-Class Coupe And Cabriolet - CarScoops
The facelifted coupe and cabrio will have a new steering wheel and updated driver assistance systems.
Mercedes is ramping up the teaser campaign for the facelifted E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet as theyve revealed the first interior picture and detailed the updated driver assistance systems. Starting in the cabin, the Coupe and Cabrio will have the latest version of the MBUX infotainment system. It features a voice assistant that responds to the wake up word “Hey Mercedes.” The feature allows users to adjust the climate control system, turn on the heated seats and learn the score of last nights game simply by speaking. The infotainment system features a 12.3-inch display that matches the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. The system also supports augmented reality navigation as well as the MBUX Interior Assistant. The latter recognizes interior movement such as when a hand approaches the touchscreen or the touchpad on the center console. Also Read: Facelifted Mercedes E-Class Coupe Will Look Very Familiar The E53 AMG will be more distinctive as its instrument cluster offers three display modes including a “Supersport” mode that features a central tachometer. The models will also have other performance related displays such as a G-meter and race timer. Mercedes didnt say much else about the interior, but the image reveals the cars will have a new steering wheel. Besides boasting an updated design, it has sensors mounted in the rim that can detect whether or not a drivers hands are on the wheel. On the safety front, the E-Class Coupe and Cabrio will be offered with an optional Driver Assistance package which includes Active Distance Assist Distronic with route-based speed adjustment. Its an adaptive cruise control system that will automatically slow down as the vehicle approaches curves, junctions, roundabouts, toll booths and exit roads. The package also includes Active Steering Assist which helps in stop-and-go traffic on the highway at speeds below 37 mph (60 km/h). Theres also an Active Blind Spot Assist system with exit warning. The latter provides an audible and visual warning if the ignition is recently turned off and a cyclist or vehicle is approaching from behind. The package also features Active Parking Assistant with Parktronic and a 360° camera. The camera now provides more realistic images, while the active parking system has been upgraded to park automatically, on marked surfaces, without adjacent vehicles. The facelifted E-Class Coupe and Cabrio will debut on May 27th and Mercedes has already confirmed we can expect new engines and more upscale styling. PHOTO GALLERY