2020 Audi RS6 Avant Looks Like It’s Even Better Than Its Ultra Capable Predecessor

The 2020 Audi RS6 Avant is official and it likely won’t be long before it establishes itself as the ultimate super estate for those looking for supreme performance and comfort.

Henry Catchpole from Carfection recently had the opportunity to explore the car in detail after its online debut this week.

Perhaps the first thing to talk about regarding the new super estate are its looks. The RS6 Avant has always looked good and we happen to think the previous-generation model was once of the finest-looking estates ever released. In pictures, and on video, the new car also looks pretty good and is perhaps even more aggressive than its predecessor. We remain on the fence with the new car’s rear, however.

Also Read: 2020 Audi RS 6 Avant Revealed With 592 HP, Will Be Offered In America

The second thing to talk about the new RS6 Avant is the engine. Like the previous model, it is powered by a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 and, with 591 hp, it certainly has the potential to be very fast even though the outgoing model has a few more horses. The presence of 48 mild-hybrid technology bumps torque to 590 lb-ft (800 Nm), helping to propel the estate forward to 62 mph (100 km/h) in a blistering 3.6 seconds and on to an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).

Then comes the brakes. As standard, the RS6 Avant is sold with steel discs, but if customers are willing to pay a premium, they can get huge 440 mm carbon-ceramic front discs with 10-piston calipers, which should help keep those horses in check.


  • SteersUright

    Beautiful car slightly ruined by wagon shape. Would hope it comes in sedan version too. Also, an all-road version of this would be kinda neat.

    • Nastinupe1911

      Yeah, why Audi doesn’t just make a proper RS4 and RS6 sedan is beyond me.

    • Matt

      The fact it’s a wagon is why the RS6 is so cool. Americans may think otherwise, but then why do so many of you want the RS6 stateside?

      • Six_Tymes

        you believe online lies or exaggerations. there will be plenty in the US that will buy this.

      • slither16

        It makes it look more like a hatchback.

        • Matt

          Not really… wagons have a longer roofline for starters.

    • Daniela Wolf

      The RS6 has a long tradition as a wagon and nobody buys sedans overseas.

    • Rimas Kurtinaitis

      Audi Sport has been producing estate-only fast cars for 25 years, and bad preferences by a single market cannot be enough to change this tradition. It’s happened once and it wasn’t a success.

  • Six_Tymes

    Awesome. its perfect looking… but its vag, reliability isn’t all that great. However, the 4.0 T is supposedly said to be more reliable than the old 4.2.

  • Didou

    Nobody even point out that the headlights are from the a7.

    Anyways that’s an emotional design and I want it. A first from an Audi car since some time

    • Six_Tymes

      he mentioned that in the review

    • Rimas Kurtinaitis

      The whole front bumper assembly is from the A7 (or the RS7, we’ll see) because they wanted to make the car wider, hence the headlamps.

      That is something they fail to point out.

  • iddqd

    blimey, no pink pants, since you arent at monterey, Catchpole…
    blimey again.

  • KidRed

    My god that’s absolutely gorgeous.

  • Hamster

    For the first time, C7 RS6 looks outdated… C8 RS6 is just a beast… well done Audi!

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