WHY I LOVE MY VEHICLE: 2021 Audi RS 6 Avant


North York’s Annabelle Ning loves high-performance German luxurious sports activities automobiles. The self-described automotive lady has owned a number of automobiles, together with Audis, Porsches, and BMWs.

Ning, a vape distributor and enterprise proprietor is a fan of Audi and Porsche, naming the RS5 and 911 Turbo as a few of her earlier rides. As a pupil, she loved getting across the metropolis within the coupes, citing that the backseats offered sufficient room to hold her stuff. Nevertheless, Ning’s wants modified with time, and she or he sought a car that was extra sensible as her day by day driver.

Turning to four-door choices, she picked up an Audi RS 3, which she drove repeatedly between Toronto and New York pre-pandemic. She switched to a Porsche Panamera Gran Turismo in late 2020 however discovered it too massive.

When Audi introduced the all-new designed RS 6 Avant for 2021 as a wagon, Ning jumped on board. Selecting up her car from Audi Uptown, she custom-made it to have the look and specs of what she appreciated from the model, and even added a roof field for additional stowage. Though she’s not doing as a lot out of city driving as of late due to the pandemic, Ning continues to drive throughout the GTA to go to associates or to patron town’s many eating places. Right here, Ning tells us why she loves her 2021 Audi RS 6 Avant.

“I am a woman with quite a lot of stuff that I wish to put in my automotive, so I would like area,” stated Ning. “That is the entire level of getting a wagon, proper? [Laughs] [I was looking] for probably the most highly effective prime of the road purchase, like a BMW, Mercedes, or Audi. [At that time the] Mercedes had a wagon, but it surely wasn’t an AMG, it was a much less highly effective mannequin. The Audi RS 6 was good for me.

“The Audi has a strong engine, which I like. It is a very sensible automotive with dealing with like a sedan as a substitute of an SUV. I am fairly use to smaller automobiles that flip sharply or quick. As a result of this Audi has the Dynamic Bundle, [which features quattro sport all-wheel steering] it feels very tight and straightforward to show. You do not really feel just like the automotive may be very massive. That is one factor that I like concerning the automotive efficiency smart.

“I’ve the Driver Help Bundle, which is superb for individuals who drive every day or who wish to take street journeys,” stated Ning. “It’s very purposeful, sensible, but additionally helps make your drive extra satisfying. It’s a characteristic that I knew from my earlier RS 3. After I bought this automotive, I needed to get that package deal once more. Apart from lane change and blind spot help which most automobiles have, it has energetic cruise help. For those who’re driving on the DVP and it’s sluggish, you’ll be able to put this on, and it follows the automotive in entrance of you. You don’t get actually drained.

“It’s bought the very best look between the BMW, Mercedes and Audi. I really feel prefer it’s even higher wanting than the Porsche Panamera Gran Turismo. For those who look from behind or in entrance, it’s wider than the traditional [Audi] A6. Apart from the vast physique, it’s a bit bit decrease and has a extra aggressive wanting rear bumper. I actually appreciated the automotive’s 22-inch [V-Spoke Trapezoid style alloy] wheels. They’re gorgeous and part of the Black Optics Bundle, that included all the things just like the black exterior mirror case, and the black bumper grille.

“For the inside, I bought the Crimson RS 6 Design Bundle. For seems, it is my favourite package deal. The inside is black with crimson stitching, which additionally matches the automotive’s Tango Crimson Metallic end. Crimson is my favourite colour. I’ve in all probability had 5 – 6 crimson automobiles.

“I am a automotive lady,” stated Ning who’s working towards reintroducing the Porsche GT3 RS to her assortment. “I’ve had quite a lot of automobiles. It is like my ardour. You understand how some women like baggage, and a few others like footwear? I like automobiles.”

This text was edited for area and readability. Wish to be featured in Why I Love My Car? electronic mail us at wheels@thestar.ca.

Renée S. Suen is a Toronto-based life-style author/photographer and a contract contributor for the Star. Comply with her on Twitter: @rssuen

A CLOSER LOOK: 2021 Audi RS 6 Avant

DRIVER ASSISTANCE

An enormous fan of the Audi Energetic Cruise Help, Ning stated the Driver Help Bundle was a will need to have when she bought the RS 6 Avant.

“For those who do street journeys or drive lengthy distances – I used to work in New York and drove forwards and backwards from Toronto [in my RS 3] – this package deal actually helps,” stated Ning. “You placed on the energetic cruise help and if the automotive in entrance of you slows down, it simply reduces the velocity routinely. You do not have to push the brake pedal.”

INTERIOR

With crimson being Ning’s favorite color, her selection of Audi’s Crimson RS 6 Design Bundle meant her car was outfitted with flooring mats which have the RS brand and distinction stitching, an Alcantara-trimmed steering wheel with crimson stitching, black seatbelts which have a crimson border, plus leather-based sprint, armrests, and console. To finish the look, she additionally selected a black inside with Categorical Crimson stitching, and seats coated in diamond-quilted Valcona leather-based.

ROOF BOX

Whereas Ning picked up her Thule Vector Alpine final winter – and bought it customized wrapped to match the physique color of her automotive – she has but to make use of it significantly. “I bought it as a result of I used to be going to take the automotive to Mont Tremblant for snowboarding final 12 months, however many of the ski-snowboarding locations had been closed. I used to be going to make use of it quite a bit, however as a result of I am not tall, it is form of out of attain for me to place stuff in and take issues out of there.”





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