Audi Considering A6 And RS6 Avants For America, Decision Coming Soon

If you’re in the market for a luxurious mid-size German wagon, your options are pretty much limited to the Mercedes E-Class.

That could change in the future as Audi of America’s director of product, technology and motorsports communications has revealed a couple of wagons could eventually come stateside. Speaking with Motorauthority , Mark Dahncke said the company is “actively considering” offering the A6 Avant and RS6 Avant in the United States.

This is good news for wagon fans and Dahncke acknowledged the company has seen a lot of enthusiasm for the models. However, the automaker hasn’t decided whether or not to bring the wagons to America.

A decision is expected in the near future, but it remains unclear if there’s enough demand to justify bringing the wagons to the United States. Audi used to offer an assortment of different wagons in America, but its current lineup consists of the A4 Allroad.  That model starts at $45,700 which makes it nearly $3,000 more expensive than the Q5 crossover.

If the wagons get the green light, expect the A6 Avant to have a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 that produces 335 hp (250 kW / 340 PS) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque. It should be connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission which sends power to a quattro all-wheel drive system.

Given the A6 sedan has a base price of $58,900, it’s likely the A6 Avant could start in the low $60,000 range. That could make the wagon a tough sell as the Q7 begins at $53,550.

The RS6 Avant is slated to be unveiled later this year and the model is rumored to have a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 that produces around 596 hp (445 kW / 605 PS) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque. The model could eventually be followed by a performance variant with even more power.

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  • WM sap

    shutup and take my money

  • marioGTI

    Looking sharp, seriously that thing looks better than most SUVs I see on the road.

    • It looks good, they kept the lines of the previous gen… Too bad for the overcomplicated grille and stupid touch screen inside.

  • Perry F. Bruns

    Doooo eeeeeet.

  • Able

    Considering that Jag finds a reason to sell the XF Sportbrake – which costs a pretty penny in the US – you’d think that Audi would be able to do the same for the A6 Avant. Especially considering that Audi, like Volvo, has a rep for wagons – unlike Jaguar. Do it Audi USA.

    • Salih Ahzem

      Or Audi can just take a page from Volvo’s book and make the A6 Avant available via special order only, like they do with the V90… Better than no option.

  • fuller

    please please bring theses wagon in usa RS6 wagon will be a killer

  • nastinupe

    No… We don’t want them. Give us a sedan version of the RS6 instead.

    • The should do both, sedan and wagon. They say they have the RS7 and RS5 that’s why RS6 and RS4 are Avant variants. False excuse, BMW have M variants of all their bodies, as Mercedes with AMG, and they sell of them. Give me an Avant Audi, and a Sedan for you.

  • TheBelltower

    Maybe just the RS6 avant. Audi will sell every single one they can build. The plain jane A6 avant isn’t necessary because these potential buyers will opt for SUV’s.

  • raikkonen

    I would “actively consider” purchasing one the day it becomes available…

  • Alduin

    Please bring Allroad variants.

  • I don’t see why Mercedes could sell all their cars in AMG variants in the US and not Audi. People are crazy about them. As for Avant variants… If it’s Allroad or RS, people buy them. Just look at the E63 AMG wagon, the Volvo’s XC/ Cross Country cars.

  • Daniela Wolf

    and the A3 Sportback, A4 Avant, A1 Sportback ( sorry but Mini is too ugly for my eyes )

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