Audi RS6 Avant Returns To US Car Market
Audi Sport is readying to launch several new products. A true station wagon, the Audi RS6 Avant, will likely be among them designed for the US car market.
Head of Audi Sport R&D Oliver Hoffmann confirmed they were going to offer a new RS Q8, the next-generation RS6 Avant and RS7 Sportback.
The Audi RS Q8 is around the corner. It is equipped with Audi’s twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 producing over 600hp. The model will come to rival the new Mercedes-AMG GLE63 coupe and the BMW X6 M.
As for the RS6 Avant, its return to North America is quite possible. At present consumer interest in real station wagons grows in this market, albeit in the past they fell out of favor.
We remind that an original 450-hp RS6 Avant (C5 generation) used to be sold in the United States, as well as a RS7 Sportback. The latter is a close relative to the Audi C7 RS6 Avant. The C6 and C7 RS6 Avant models powered by biturbo motors – a 5.0-liter 580-hp V10 and a 4.0-liter V8 (560, 605hp) respectively, were not on sale in this country.
The Audi Sport is supposedly working on a successor of the RS Q3 with more than 400hp to challenge to the Mercedes-AMG GLA45.
Today the following Audi Sport models are available in the USA: 2019 RS3 (from $56,200), 2019 RS5 Sportback ($74,200), 2018 RS7 ($113,900), 2019 RS5 Coupe ($74,200), 2019 TT RS Coupe ($66,900), 2020 R8
($169,900) and 2020 R8 Spyder ($182,100)
Source: Car and Driver