2020 Audi RS 6 Avant Revealed With 592 HP And It’s Coming To America!

High-performance wagons are an Audi staple and the company isn’t disappointing as they’ve unveiled the all-new RS 6 Avant.

Set to celebrate its public debut in Frankfurt, the 2020 RS 6 Avant has a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 that produces 592 hp (441 kW / 600 PS) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque. It is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission which sends power to a quattro all-wheel drive system. This setup enables the car to rocket from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 3.6 seconds, before hitting a limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).

Speaking of performance, the wagon comes equipped with a specially tuned adaptive air suspension and a sport differential which promises to “enhance cornering agility by actively splitting torque between each of the rear wheels.”

There’s also an optimized steering system which “develops significantly higher return forces as [the] steering angle increases, to provide precise steering feedback.”  Customers will also be able to order an RS sport suspension with Dynamic Ride Control.

The car’s drive select system has six different modes including auto, comfort, dynamic and efficiency.  That’s not too unusual, but the RS 6 Avant features two unique modes dubbed RS1 and RS2.  They’re individually configurable and can be pulled up by pushing the RS Mode button on the steering wheel.

Not Your Typical Grocery Getter

On the styling front, the model follows in the footsteps of the A6 and S6 Avant.  However, there are a handful of changes which indicate this isn’t your typical grocery getter.

Starting up front, the RS 6 adopts a prominent grille Singleframe grille with gloss black mesh inserts which are unique to the model.  We can also see a bulging hood, massive air intakes and a silver splitter.

The sporty styling continues further back as the RS 6 Avant has aggressive side skirts and a liftgate-mounted spoiler.  There’s also massive wheels which are backed up by a carbon ceramic braking system. Other notable features include a dual exhaust and a unique rear bumper with an integrated diffuser.

Audi didn’t say much about the interior, but the cabin largely carries over from the standard model.  As a result, owners will find a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10.1-inch infotainment system and an 8.6-inch lower display.

While the cabin is instantly recognizable, there are a handful of RS-specific touches including RS-branded sport seats and a flat-bottomed steering wheel.  We can also see carbon fiber trim, alloy pedals and a red quattro badge on the dashboard. Audi also confirmed the digital instrument cluster has RS-specific displays which “provide information on tire pressure, torque, power output, engine oil temperature, boost pressure, lap times, acceleration measurements and g forces.”

We’ll likely learn more about the RS 6 Avant at the Frankfurt Motor Show, but Audi confirmed the model will be offered in America.  This is a first for the wagon and Audi Sport GmbH managing director Oliver Hoffmann said he believes the move has “huge potential.”

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  • Stigasawuswrecks

    But that motor can and does put out more power. It makes no sense that the new car has less power than the older one.

    • Matt

      WLTP legislation as well as leaving a gap for a ‘Plus’ version down the line.

    • Daniela Wolf

      the new one got 40 more than the last one,
      a RS6 Performance should follow.
      Tho it has to be weaker than the Urus V8.

    • botornot387

      there will be a performance model!

  • Nordschleife

    Holy bat balls. I am not a wagon fan but this is both beauty and the beast wrapped in one delicious package.

  • Matthijs

    WTF were they thinking with that rearbumper? Also that frontbumper looks more BMW M-like. What a shame, the A6/S6 is such a good looking car

    • Matt

      They were thinking “that looks aggressive AF”

      • Matteo Tommasi

        Lame AF

  • TheBelltower

    This is hot as F

    • Exotics

      Nah

  • Matt

    Finally all those American ‘bring it to the US’ commentators can put their money where their mouth is… looks hot.

    • Exotics

      A 2020 vehicle that is still 100% dependent on fossil fuels is not hot at all

  • Kagan

    Well most differential locks today are active not to say they have always been
    Thats is the idea of it!

  • Kagan

    Rear diffiuser not integrated in design maybe not the front fully either.

    • Matt

      Audi gave the RS6 almost completely new bodywork, so how can you say it’s not ‘integrated’?

      • Jay_Sam

        I agree with Kagan on the rear end. Rear diffuser looks out of place. Seems like someone slapped a plastic bulk at the end. However the front end looks perfect.

      • Kagan

        You got some of the answer from Jay_Sam below.

  • salamOOn

    i would choose current rs4 over this overstyled mess anytime…. too bad that current rs4 will get the same treatment as well.

  • meh, my up-coming model 3 gonna smoke it, yet the birds gonna love me. 🙂

  • ErnieB

    Damn it’s hot! Dads everywhere rejoice!

  • designer_dick

    Mostly bespoke bodywork, and headlights lifted from the A7. Interesting.

    I hope it’s less wooden to drive than other fast Audis.

  • Zandit75

    Developing …

    How about you develop some editing skills, or get someone else to check your article before making it go live.
    Several paragraphs are doubled up.

    Now, having said that……..Damn, that is sexy!!!

  • Honda NSX-R

    Will Smith voice:
    Awww that’s hot, that’s hot.

    • Exotics

      Meh

  • Kash

    the first pic in the gallery is my new wallpaper for my laptop while I wait for the order books to open on these stateside.

  • Six_Tymes

    any good guesses what the cost might be?

    • botornot387

      If the RS7 was anything to judge by $140-150,000 US.

    • Some ol’ bloke

      around $105000

    • Exotics

      Nothing worth spending

  • FallenAngelBeats

    Well this basically will have like 3 sold in the first year since it’s wagon, nobody asked for it, and it will be crazy expensive.

    • SamBamm

      Sounds like your on the verge of figuring out this is a niche car. A Super car, for people with friends and families, Congrats, Fallen

  • Bliksem! Audi gone bonkers and I love it!

  • iddqd

    hope BMW is checking on this…M5 touring, bring it back, ffs.

  • B.Stokes

    Love it. I’d buy this over an M5 or E63 Estate any day. Too bad I already told wifey my next daily driver is going to be electric :-(. Hello Porsche Taycan.

    • Exotics

      You nor your wife haven’t driven a Tesla? Taycan won’t be out until spring next year.

      Tesla is already here

      • B.Stokes

        I rented a Tesla P100D for about a week and loved it. It’s what made me want an EV for the daily driver. I just HATE the interior. It’s too plain for me coming from my S63 AMG. They’re both relatively the same price but man the quality and design of the Benz interior makes the Tesla look like a toy. That why I’m looking forward to the Germans getting involved with EV’s especially Porsche.

        • illogicalPotato

          That was my take too. My wife and I can’t handle the quality of the finish of Tesla’s. Sure they’re fast but everything feels cheap in a 100k car. The finish quality & design you get in the Audi or our Panamera is much higher. I know Teslas going for that minimalist thing but that’s not what we want lol

    • SteersUright

      Taycan is looking to be absolutely awesome. Lucky guy!!

  • botornot387

    Lord… TAKE MY MONEY!!!!

  • iggination

    Honestly, this is the first of the new Gen Audis that I love. I’m sure it’s a good amount faster than 3.6 seconds though.

    • Exotics

      My Tesla will smoke it either way

      • Tumbi Mtika

        Is this a S3XY alt?

        Second of all, you have a Koenigsegg as your profile pic.

      • SteersUright

        Having a Tesla hot wheels in your pocket does not allow you to make statements like these when adults are speaking.

  • SteersUright

    Pretty stunning. I think this is one of the first wagons I’ve ever thought looked good.

    • Exotics

      May be stunning, but it’s also disgusting having tail pipes. Put your mouth over a running tailpipe and then tell me the car is still stunning…

      • SteersUright

        Eat one of your Tesla’s car seats and tell me how you feel after.

  • Ruel Lewis

    The predecessor was a better looking and it’s no faster either. Expected more, but at least it’s coming to the US.

  • Mr Nobody Important

    After so much waiting, this is the car that is going to “smoke” the E63 and M5????? The performance numbers are a joke. And those of you who are barking about the PERFORMANCE version, sorry to crush your dreams but its going to do jack sh!t.

    • Rimas Kurtinaitis

      Except it will have 50 more horsepower than the standard model, and it will definitely smoke its rivals. But whatever floats your boat.

    • performante

      Username checks out

  • Jason Panamera

    I’d rather have A6 lights instead of A7, it looks like ,,A7 shooting brake”. Also the performance numbers aren’t that impressive on the paper but as far as I know, in real life it will be faster around 0.2s in 0-60 run with this quattro wheel drive, typical RS audi.

  • Alpina

    Aaargghhh!!! MORE INTAKE, I NEEED MORE INTAKE 🙂

  • OdysseyTag

    Love the low-slung stance and aggressiveness of this thing, my goodness.

    • Exotics

      Too bad its a gas guzzler that will pollute toxic emissions into our atmosphere. 2020 vehicles should not be doing this and this will not be supported.

  • ctk4949

    Doug Demuro must be wetting his pants!!

  • Vassilis

    With those exterior aluminium inserts black it should look much better

  • Exotics

    It will look great in the rear view mirror in my Model 3 as I leave it in the past 🙂

  • Exotics

    Haha

  • illogicalPotato

    YES. Need the pricing!!

  • Mike Gonzalez

    that front bumper is an eye-gasm

  • An Existing Person

    I’ll take 10 of these please!

  • Nordschleife

    Honest to goodness. I’ve never liked and would actually considered owning a wagon more than this. It’s almost a car crush. I’ve always loved the bad cars 🤣😂🤣😂🤣

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