The monstrous 591-horsepower Audi RS6 Avant wagon has made good on its promise of showing up in North America.
Wagon fans can rejoice: the RS6 Avant is coming to the United States. We have made no bones about our love for wagons here at Art of Gears. However, automakers have been slowly eliminating longroofs from their lineups – RIP to the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack and Sportwagen and the Buick TourX – leaving American fans with limited new wagon options.
To add insult to injury, carmakers still produce station wagons in Europe even when those same cars aren’t offered in the US. Often when we hear about a new wagon, we assume it simply won’t be offered on this side of the Atlantic.
We assumed the worst when we heard about the 2021 Audi RS6 Avant, a stylish German wagon with Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive system. It’s a real beast of a vehicle, boasting 591 horsepower from a twin-turbocharged four-liter V8. It’s a competitor for the Mercedes-AMG E63.
However, contrary to our fears, Americans will get the opportunity to own this muscle wagon. The last problem, of course, is the price tag. The RS6 Avant starts at $110,045. This is not a wagon enthusiast’s starter car. Luckily, the 2021 Audi A4 Allroad offers a capable alternative to the RS6 Avant at half the price.
The new RS6 Avant wagons are arriving in Rhode Island and will be on dealership lots within the next month. Audi has claimed that it has received a significant number of orders for these cars, which is a positive sign for the future of the wagon in America.