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2021 Audi RS 6 Avant vs. 2021 Panamera Turbo S Sport Turismo

There is no doubt that for a long time, Audi reigned supreme in the sports wagon segment, notably with the iconic Audi RS 2 Avant in 1994. However, while the Ingolstadt-based manufacturer was involved in the official market debut of this type of vehicle, Porsche got one step ahead of it concept-wise. Indeed, on September 19, 1984, employees of the Zuffenhausen-based manufacturer offered Ferry Porsche the Porsche 928-4. This “shooting brake” had four real seats, but also delivered typical Porsche performance. And with the arrival of the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo wagon in 2017, the confrontation with Audi was inevitable. Porsche Québec, your Porsche dealer also serving Trois-Rivières, compares the 2021 Audi RS 6 Avant and 2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S Sport Turismo below, and tells you why the Porsche is a better choice than the Audi!

Design: conventional sportiness on the Audi side, timeless athletic elegance for the Porsche!

First round in this match Audi RS 6 Avant vs. Panamera Turbo S Sport Turismo: the exterior. On this point, two schools are opposed. The super-sporty Audi wagon, for example, sports razor-sharp headlights and a (very) large Singleframe front grille. On the sides, the wide fenders contrast sharply with the beveled door bottoms, while the rear plays the ultra-aggressive card with a large roof spoiler, geometrically shaped taillights and a prominent diffuser with two massive oval exhaust tips.

On the Porsche side, the lines are more streamlined and compact. Headlights sculpted by the wind, horizontal lines extending from the air vents behind the front fenders, and a more aerodynamically-shaped spoiler: the Panamera offers a more fluid and understated design than the Audi. It's quite simple: even at a standstill, the Porsche gives a striking sensation of speed! Thus, if you want a wagon with a refined look expressing its sportiness with elegance and subtlety, the 2021 Panamera Turbo S Sport Turismo, not the 2021 RS 6 Avant, is the one for you!

View of the front end of a 2021 Panamera Turbo S Sport Turismo parked in a city street

Two amazingly-capable engines, but superior performance for the Panamera.

On the engine side as well, the 2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S Sport Turismo is the sportiest one. Nevertheless, the Audi remains extremely powerful! Indeed, the Ingolstadt wagon is powered by a twin-turbocharged V8 with a displacement of 3,996 cc and offers 591 hp for 590 lb-ft of torque. Combined with an 8-speed Tiptronic transmission, it efficiently transfers power to the ground via a very efficient quattro all-wheel drive system. Thanks to these technical specs, the 2021 RS 6 Avant can go from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds and reach a top speed of up to 280 km/h.

While these are staggering figures, they are not enough to take down the 2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S Sport Turismo. Powered by a 4.0-litre V8 engine with two turbochargers, the Porsche Panamera Turbo S Sport Turismo can count on 620 hp and 604 lb-ft of torque. All this power is transmitted to the ground via an all-wheel-drive system that surpasses Audi's quattro. Logically, these features allow this Panamera to teleport from a standstill to 100 km/h in just 3.1 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package. And what about the top speed? It is also greater (315 km/h). Therefore, if you're looking for pure performance, there's only one choice between Lévis and Quebec City: the 2021 Panamera Turbo S Sport Turismo!

Side rear view of a 2021 Panamera Turbo S Sport Turismo parked in a city street

Interior: very futuristic for the Audi, timeless classicism for the Porsche

Finally, the interior. Just as for the exterior, the two German wagons oppose each other again and in the same way. While the Audi still plays with angles for its dashboard, the Porsche relies on more rounded tops for its own. The console between the front seats is ascending in the Panamera to put all the controls within easy reach. Paradoxically, despite a more classic presentation, the Porsche offers a simpler design, which will allow you to concentrate on what matters: your driving!

Driver-focused, the interior of the Porsche wagon still doesn't forget the rest of the passengers, with a level of luxury that's the segment benchmark around Ste-Foy. 18-way power adjustable seats at the front, air ionization system, Club leather upholstery, night vision assist, or Burmester sound system: depending on the configuration you choose, you will be able to transform your 2021 Panamera Turbo S Sport Turismo into a real travelling palace between Lévis and Quebec City!

Interior of the 2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S Sport Turismo

Conclusion: the Porsche wagon is sharper in style and more powerful in Quebec City!

Smooth, elegant aerodynamic styling, superior performance, and the best equipment available: the 2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S Sport Turismo outperforms the sporty 2021 Audi RS 6 Avant in every respect. And that's why Porsche Québec, your Porsche dealer of choice serving also Trois-Rivières, recommends it as the best high-performance wagon compared to the Audi. So don't wait any longer to come and see us at our dealership to discover all the advantages of the Porsche super-sport wagon, but also to learn more about the leasing and financing offers and programs that will help you return home with your own!


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Date Posted: December 17, 2020