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.