Insanely fast Avant models are sort of an Audi staple. It all began with the 1994 RS 2 Avant, a car co-developed along with Porsche. Following a short one-year production run, buyers had to wait nearly half a decade in order to get their hands on the B5 RS 4 Avant, and like the RS 2, this car was only available outside of the U.S.
Next in line was the 2002 RS 6 Avant, followed by the legendary 2005 RS 4 Avant, which was powered by an award-winning, high-revving, naturally aspirated V8 engine. Then came the 2008 RS 6 Avant, with its 580 HP twin-turbocharged V10 lump, the latest-gen RS 4 Avant in 2012 and the C7 RS 6 Avant in 2013.
So how do you go about depicting 25 years of not being able to get any of these cars (officially) in the States? Well, Audi went with a nearly 7-minute long ad titled “An Avant Story”, told through the eyes of a little boy who grew up loving fast Audi wagons.
Despite its length, the spot is very enjoyable and it fittingly ends with the main protagonist finally getting to experience Audi Sport’s latest creation, the all-new 2020 RS 6 Avant.
Unveiled earlier this week, the new RS 6 is powered by a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine, producing 592 HP (600 PS) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque. That’s good enough so as to accelerate you from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in as little as 3.6 seconds.
When is it coming to the USA?
Audi’s newest super-performance estate is expected to arrive in America during the second or third quarter of next year as a 2020 model, with a price likely near its Mercedes-AMG E63 Wagon rival that starts from a little over $108,000 in the States.