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Audi’s resident giant killer comes to the U.S. with impressive V-8 power

The 2020 Audi RS6 Avant is the range-topping version of Audi’s midsize wagon, the A6 Avant. Arguably the most iconic RS model, the RS6 Avant returns with a brand-new exterior and is more powerful than ever. Unlike its predecessor, it’s no longer entirely based on the A6, as it borrows front fascia elements from the A7 and the R8. The 2020 RS6 Avant is also the first of its kind to feature a hybrid drivetrain thanks to a 48-volt system. Granted, it’s not a full-fledged hybrid, but it’s an essential step toward electrification. Unlike its predecessors, the 2020 Audi RS6 Avant will be offered in the United States.

 

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This Six-Car Audi War - All Performance Cars - Is Bananas!

This Six-Car Audi War - All Performance Cars - Is Bananas!

The cars range from a five-cylinder Audi RS3 to a V-10 R8!

Mat Watson and his team from ‘Carwow’ have taken the drag race game to the next level. The team managed to get not one, not two, but six different cars for a drag race! To make it even more interesting, all the cars belong to the Audi stable and stretch right from a five-pot RS3 to a V-10 R8. There is the most powerful Audi in the mix as well. Makes for one hell for a race, doesn’t it?

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This Audi RS6 Sleigh Takes A Christmas Tree For A Ride!

This Audi RS6 Sleigh Takes A Christmas Tree For A Ride!

The Hennessey family deployed their Audi RS6 Avant to show a Christmas tree how it feels to be cruising at 183 mph!

Hennessey Performance is celebrating Christmas by delivering Christmas trees as fast as possible. The company’s previous sleigh, a Jeep Trackhawk, managed to deliver it by touching speeds of up 181 mph. But, this time, they want to get it done even faster. So, they’ve upgraded their sleigh to an Audi RS6 Avant that’s been tuned to make 800 reindeer; err., I mean 800 horses. They tried the same with a tuned Porsche 911 Turbo S recently, but it failed. But, the Audi RS6 Avant managed to break the record and is now officially Hennessey’s fastest Christmas tree transporter!

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Watch A Porsche Panamera Take On A BMW M5 CS, An AMG E63, And An Audi RS6 In A Drag Race

Watch A Porsche Panamera Take On A BMW M5 CS, An AMG E63, And An Audi RS6 In A Drag Race

All the cars are powered by a V-8 engine and make north of 2,500 horses combined!

Mat Watson and his team from ’Carwow’ got four cars to the drag strip for an all-German drag race. The contenders included the Audi RS6, the BMW M5 CS, the Mercedes-AMG E63, and the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. All the cars feature V-8 engines and two turbochargers. The Porsche goes in the races with a slight advantage, thanks to the electric motor assisting the engine and helping it make the most horses here. But, it’s a double-edged sword as the motor and batteries make it the heaviest. Which car do you think will dominate the races?

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This Outrageously Tuned Audi RS6 Avant Is Stupid Fast

This Outrageously Tuned Audi RS6 Avant Is Stupid Fast

If the Audi RS6 Avant wasn’t already close enough to being a supercar in disguise for you, then this build will probably make you happy

The newest iteration of the Audi RS6 Avant is a brutal beast of a car with a 4.0-liter V-8 that pumps out 592 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque – enough to make it a rival for some of the world’s greatest supercars. So, you could coin the RS6 Avant as a supercar in disguise, but what if you want more? Well, you could get in touch with Pacific German and VF Engineering to have them build you a one-off like the one you see in this video from Auditography.

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2022 Audi RS6-S by ABT

2022 Audi RS6-S by ABT

Not as powerful as the previous Johann Abt Signature Edition, but still a lot of power for a station wagon

In June 2021 ABT was presenting the ‘Johann Abt Signature Edition’” - a model based on the Audi RS6 Avant built to commemorate the company’s 125th anniversary. It was limited to only 64 units, and, because of its 790 horsepower under the hood, it enjoyed huge success. Actually, it was sold out in no time.

At the customers’ request, ABT is offering a successor for it: the RS6-S. The new model was launched at the same time as the RSQ8-S and will be available starting January 2022.

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800 Horsepower Audi RS6 Avant Battles a 950 Horsepower, 1967 Camaro Pikes Peak

800 Horsepower Audi RS6 Avant Battles a 950 Horsepower, 1967 Camaro Pikes Peak

Can a mildly modified Audi RS6 Avant take on a fully-blown Pikes Peak American classic? Find out, below

Hoonigan are back with another crazy drag race on their YouTube channel. This time, it’s two completely different cars from two completely different eras. It’s old school versus new school and American versus European, as a mildly modified Audi RS6 Avant take on a purpose-built, 1967 Pikes Peak Chevrolet Camaro.

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The Audi RS6 Avant E-Tron Should Launch in 2023

The Audi RS6 Avant E-Tron Should Launch in 2023

A new report claims that Audi isn’t only working on a new RS6 E-Tron Avant, but that it will be launching within two years!

It was just back in April of 2021 that Audi launched the A6 E-Tron concept – a car that was originally thought to replace the fuel-drinking A6. As it turned out, the A6 E-Tron won’t replace the regular A6, but it will be the A6’s EV counterpart. About a month after it was released, I sat down to make a case for how the A6 E-Tron could become the electric wagon – or Avant in Audi talk – that 2025 needs. If the latest reports are true, I could have been right, except that Audi might be moving quicker than I anticipated.

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Audi RS6 Avant by Mansory and MTM Is Proof That Station Wagons Can Be Mean Too

Audi RS6 Avant by Mansory and MTM Is Proof That Station Wagons Can Be Mean Too

An aggressive look and 820 horsepower is exactly what the doctor prescribed!

Mansory and MTM need no presentation. If you follow the automotive industry you know by now that their tuning job can be simply described in one word: amazing. But what happens when the two work together on the same project? In that case, you end up with a very aggressive-looking, powerful Audi RS6 Avant. And of course, a one-off project!

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Audi Was Forced To Recall A Whole Bunch of Vehicles for the Craziest Reason

Audi Was Forced To Recall A Whole Bunch of Vehicles for the Craziest Reason

Even Audi isn’t immune to rearview camera issues as the company announces recall affecting a number of 2021 and 2022 models

As cars get more complex and high-tech, recalls are seemingly becoming more common nowadays. Audi is yet another prime example of this as the company announces a recall affecting a swath of 2021 and 2022 models due to issues surrounding their rearview cameras.

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Here's How Much Quicker The Audi RS6 Avant Is After A Tune And An Intake

Here’s How Much Quicker The Audi RS6 Avant Is After A Tune And An Intake

Watch this Audi RS6 Avant by Awesome Cars gain performance just with an ECU Tune and an Intake

An engine tune is the easiest way to get more performance out of your engine, especially if it features forced induction. This goes particularly well with other modifications, such as an aftermarket exhaust and intake also referred to as “bolt-ons”. If you are wondering how much performance can be gained from such mods, the guys at “Awesome cars” give an answer in one of their YouTube videos. This time, the U.K.-based tuning specialists have brought out an Audi RS6 Avant to do some product testing and the results are impressive.

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Watch the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Sweat It Out Against The German Duo Of BMW M4 And Audi RS6

Watch the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Sweat It Out Against The German Duo Of BMW M4 And Audi RS6

The odd-triplet pairing of the Alfa Romeo SUV, BMW coupe, and the Audi wagon makes this race quite unpredictable

The folks at Carwow brought in three very different vehicles to the drag strip for a series of straight-line races. The face-off was between an Audi RS6, a BMW M4 Competition, and an Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio. All of them are some of the fastest vehicles in their respective niches. So, how do they fare against each other?

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Superwagon vs Hot Sedan: Watch The Audi RS6 Take On The BMW M550i In Straight-line Races

Superwagon vs Hot Sedan: Watch The Audi RS6 Take On The BMW M550i In Straight-line Races

Things would’ve been different if it was the BMW M5 against the Audi RS6, but the M550i is no joke either

The Audi RS6 is a supercar trapped in a family-hauler’s body. The V-8 engine makes 600 horses in this iteration and can sprint to 60 mph from rest in under four seconds! The wagon has proved time and again that you can have just one vehicle that can do family and work duties during the week and fulfill the adrenaline cravings over the weekends. It again arrived at a drag strip, courtesy of CarWow, to take on a sedan that’s overshadowed by the BMW M5 – the M550i. The M550i is a tamed version of the M5 and doesn’t get enough recognition. But, here’s a chance for the car to prove itself against a recognized drag strip champion, the Audi RS6. Which German do you think will win?

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Watch The Audi RS6 and The Nissan GT-R Go At Each Other's Throats On a Drag Strip

Watch The Audi RS6 and The Nissan GT-R Go At Each Other’s Throats On a Drag Strip

This battle between the GT-R and RS6, both tuned, is arguably one of the closest races we’ve ever seen

The team at Officially Gassed – OG brought in two vehicles that are known for their performance prowess. One is the Nissan GT-R and the other is the Audi RS6. To make things even more interesting, both these vehicles are tuned. The sports car and the family wagon were put through 0-60 mph runs, quarter-mile runs, a rolling race, and finally, a drag race. Overall, we are looking at almost 1,400 horses waiting to be unleashed on the drag strip. Which vehicle do you have your money on?

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American EV vs. German Grunt: Can The Tesla Model X Take Down the Audi RS6?

American EV vs. German Grunt: Can The Tesla Model X Take Down the Audi RS6?

CarWow brings you yet another dual, and the results might surprise you

Here is yet another drag race by CarWow: an Audi RS6 vs a Tesla Model X. Can the American-made EV hold it’s own against the Audi RS6? Let’s take a look and see what happens.

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This 1,000-Horsepower Audi RS6 Avant Makes Short Work of the Alps

This 1,000-Horsepower Audi RS6 Avant Makes Short Work of the Alps

0-62 mph in 2.7 seconds and top speed of 218 mph are just some of the accolades of this 1,000-horsepower Audi RS6 Avant

When we came across Auditography’s YouTube page, we were mesmerized by the video-editing skills. Not taking anything away from the tastefully modified cars covered on the channel, but it’s the editing that makes them look even more drool-worthy. The channel seems to be a fan of the Audi RS6 Avant because this is the second time a highly-customized example has been shot in the span of a month. Unlike the 700-horsepower blue wagon, this time, it’s a 1,000-horsepower red example that’s conquering the Alps.

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2021 Audi RS6 Johann Signature Edition by ABT

2021 Audi RS6 Johann Signature Edition by ABT

This special-edition ABT RS6 makes 800 horses, sprints to 60 mph in under three seconds, and is limited to just 64 examples

ABT Sportsline has laid its hands on one of the hottest wagons yet again, the Audi RS6 Avant. This time around, it has come up with one of its finest creations called the ‘Johann Abt Signature Edition’. The German tuner is commemorating its 125th anniversary with this build. ABT will be making just 64 examples of the Johann Abt Signature Edition, which is an homage to the company’s founder who lived for 64 years.

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What Happens When You Throw A Nissan GT-R Into The Mix With Two Germans?

What Happens When You Throw A Nissan GT-R Into The Mix With Two Germans?

Can the Nissan GT-R Nismo beat the Audi RS6 and the Porsche Panamera Turbo S?

The folks at Carwow brought the Nissan GT-R Nismo to the drag strip to take on the Porsche Panamera Turbo S e-hybrid and the Audi RS6 Avant. The Germans are powered by a V-8 engine, while the Nissan comes with a V-6. But, the latter holds a massive weight advantage over its rivals and it is called the Godzilla for a reason. Do you think it can take on and take down the Volkswagen’s subsidiaries?

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Watch Audi, BMW, and Mercedes Wagons Take On Each Other In A Drag Race

Watch Audi, BMW, and Mercedes Wagons Take On Each Other In A Drag Race

This is a naturally-aspirated versus twin-turbo versus supercharged engine German drag war!

Automakers may have pulled the plug on wagons in America – well, to some extent – but that doesn’t mean they’re boring vehicles by any means. In fact, if you’re ready to splurge a sizeable amount, you can get some fantastic offerings like the Audi RS6 Avant.

To prove to you that wagons can be serious fun, the folks at Carwow brought three Germans on the frag strip - an Audi RS6 C6, a BMW E61 M5, and a Mercedes-AMG E55. Which wagon do you think will win?

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Can The New VW Golf R Beat The Audi RS6 Avant On A Drag Strip

Can The New VW Golf R Beat The Audi RS6 Avant On A Drag Strip

The new Golf R is no joke, but the RS6 is one of the best-performing Audis you can buy today

The RS6 Avant needs no introduction. It is arguably the hottest daily driver that offers a perfect blend of performance and practicality. ‘Archie Hamilton Racing’ bought the wagon on a drag strip to pit it against Volkswagen’s reinvigorated hot hatch, the Golf R. It comes with improved power outputs, a new all-wheel-drive system, torque vectoring, front and rear locking differentials, and launch control, amongst other things. With all these accolades, can the four-pot turbocharged hatch beat the twin-turbo V-8 super wagon in straight-line races?

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Is The Audi S8 Good Enough To Take Down The RS6 Wagon?

Is The Audi S8 Good Enough To Take Down The RS6 Wagon?

Both the vehicles boast similar power outputs and performance specs, but the different body styles make the race unpredictable

There’s no question that Audi has created a monster in the form of the RS6 super wagon. Wagons are generally considered boring people and luggage haulers, but when they make 600 horses and look sexy, they suddenly become the most practical performance vehicles money can buy you. The RS6 boasts of insane performance specs, but can its own family member, the S8, beat it on a drag strip? The folks at Carwow thought it would be a good idea to find that out and it’s not a bad idea.

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This Tastefully-Customized Audi RS6 Avant Shows You Why Wagons Shouldn't Be Taken For Granted

This Tastefully-Customized Audi RS6 Avant Shows You Why Wagons Shouldn’t Be Taken For Granted

Digital steering wheel, ABT body kit, and 700 horses are just some of this wagon’s accolades

The Audi RS6 Avant is a mighty fast wagon and we can’t get over it. It strikes the perfect balance of an SUV and a sedan. As practical and spacious as an SUV and comes with sedan-like driving dynamics. The RS6 Avant also happens to be a hot favorite with the tuners. While these renditions are generally pretty good, you have to customize it based on the stuff offered by that one particular tuner only.

However, here’s one example of a heavily customized RS6 Avant that comes with parts and accessories from various equipment manufacturers and we love it to bits. Nice, huh?

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Watch The Audi RS 6 Avant Take On The Lamborghini Urus In a Drag Race

Watch The Audi RS 6 Avant Take On The Lamborghini Urus In a Drag Race

These intra-family clashes are always fun to watch

The folks at Carwow are here again with yet another exciting drag race; this time between two cars from the same family. The Audi RS 6 and the Lamborghini Urus belong to two different categories altogether and aren’t in the same price bracket either. But, they feature the same engine, the same racing DNA, and almost identical specs on paper. How often do you see such close battles on a racing strip?

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Check Out How The 2021 Audi RS6 Avant Compares to the 1994 Audi RS2

Check Out How The 2021 Audi RS6 Avant Compares to the 1994 Audi RS2

It’s quirks and features galore as Doug DeMuro reviews the two in one video

Don’t know who Doug DeMuro is by now? Well, Google is your friend. Those who are indeed familiar with DeMuro’s style of reviewing a car know that the man is absolutely unbeatable when it comes to unearthing quirks or hidden features. For you, this video should be like a fat slice of cake with a double topping of Audi RS goodness.

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The Audi RS6 Avant Goes Head-to-Head With The Tesla Model 3 In An Interesting Series Of Races

The Audi RS6 Avant Goes Head-to-Head With The Tesla Model 3 In An Interesting Series Of Races

Unlike other fuel-powered versus battery-powered race videos, this one isn’t as lopsided as you’d expect it to be

There are enough and more internal combustion-engined versus electric vehicle races on YouTube and most of them end up having the EV beat its rival quite comfortably. But, this time, things could be a little different seeing the cars and their specs on paper.

The folks at Carwow decided to pit the Tesla Model 3 against the Audi RS6 Avant. The Model 3 has beaten some of the most loved cars in the past in straight-line races, but could things be any different this time?

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Watch Two German Brothers Fight In This Epic Drag Race Video

Watch Two German Brothers Fight In This Epic Drag Race Video

An Audi wins this race!

The Audi RS Q8 stands as Audi’s most hardcore SUV. It’s equipped with the same guts as the Lamborghini Urus, including a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine that pushes out 591 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. Sure, the Urus’ twin-turbo V-8 produces a higher output, but the RS Q8 is still as potent as any SUV that’s out on the market. Speaking of shared components, the RS Q8 also shares the same twin-turbo V-8 with another Audi model: the mighty RS6 Avant. The two Audis not only share the same engine, but both also come with Audi’s quattro all-wheel-drive system. Both are basically performance cars masquerading as four-door people haulers. Naturally, the desire to find out which of these two is faster in a drag race kicks in. For that, we have YouTube channel Archie Hamilton Racing to thank.

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This Audi RS6 GTO Is the Car We All Deserve But Can't Have

This Audi RS6 GTO Is the Car We All Deserve But Can’t Have

That’s what happens when trainees are allowed to run wild in a design studio

There’s something innate at Volkswagen Group about allowing trainees to develop their own ideas in terms of what a car should look like.

Just look at what Volkswagen has been doing in the past years at Wörthersee, where a wacky Golf is unveiled with clockwork precision every year, and it’s entirely imagined and designed by the brand’s apprentices. And Audi just copied the recipe.

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2021 Audi RS6 Avant RS Tribute Edition

2021 Audi RS6 Avant RS Tribute Edition

The Tribute Edition features only aesthetic changes and is limited to merely 25 examples

There’s no denying that the Audi RS6 Avant is one hell of a beast. With almost 600 horses under the hood, this wagon can hit the 60 mph mark in no time. Such is its popularity that it has even become a popular vehicle amongst tuners.

It didn’t have a presence in the U.S. until now, but the automaker decided to bring it to our shores as well. Earlier this year, the German automaker announced the six-digit pricing for the U.S.-spec RS6 Avant. To make RS6 Avant’s arrival here even special, Audi has announced a limited-edition RS6 Avant “Tribute Edition” that pays homage to the yesteryear RS2 Avant.

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This Video of the Audi RS6 Is Better Than Anything Audi's Marketing Division Has Ever Done

This Video of the Audi RS6 Is Better Than Anything Audi’s Marketing Division Has Ever Done

It’s going to leave you breathless and jonesing for your own Audi RS6 Avant

This promotional video of the new Audi RS6 Avant comes by way of Australian publication The Lowdown, which specializes in automotive lifestyle. The agency got its hands on an all-new 2020 Audi RS6 Avant, and, in tune with its creative roots, proceeded to create a 105-second promotional video starring the high-powered German wagon.

The result is a video that’s going to leave you breathless. At the very least, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better one that Audi has done in recent memory.

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2020 Audi RS6 Avant by Wheels and More - The 1,000-Horsepower Beast You Really Want

2020 Audi RS6 Avant by Wheels and More - The 1,000-Horsepower Beast You Really Want

The world is not yet ready for such powerful wagons

There is no doubt that the Audi RS6 Avant is a beast incarnate. Until a decade back, who would’ve imagined that a wagon with almost 600 horses under the hood would be a popular vehicle! The wagon drives and handles so well that tuners didn’t hesitate to give it more power. In recent times, we saw companies like ABT and Mansory twist it in their own ways. Both these tuners pumped up the power to around 700 horses. However, Wheels and More, a German tuner, decided to go berserk and give this machine a four-digit horsepower figure. Can we pit it against the likes of Bugattis and Koenigseggs already?

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2020 Audi RS6-R Avant by ABT

2020 Audi RS6-R Avant by ABT

When you need a family hauler and a mighty powerful beast in one package

The Audi RS6 Avant is arguably one of the hottest wagons on sale today. This powerful family hauler seems to be every tuner’s wet dream these days. One such aftermarket company is the Kempten-based ABT. ABT is known to give a twist to almost all the Volkswagen Group cars.

Recently, it revealed its version of the RS6 Avant itself, but it looks like that wasn’t enough. ABT decided to work on this wagon again by equipping it with the Power R performance upgrade and calling it the ABT RS6-R. Amongst all the other cosmetic upgrades and carbon fiber treatments, the wagon also benefits from 50 extra horses over the ABT RS6. Do we like it all the more now? Hell yeah!

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2020 Audi RS6 by Mansory

2020 Audi RS6 by Mansory

A good-looking Mansory product after a long time!

Mansory came up with some fancy, bizarre models during the supposed-to-happen Geneva Motor Show. First, there was the Urus Venatus, then the Rolls-Royce Cullinan Coastline. However, Mansory had planned to get a German to the show as well that would’ve garnered a lot more positive responses.

The tuner worked on Audi’s super wagon, the RS6 Avant, and gave it a typical Mansory twist minus the offbeat bling. The RS6 by Mansory receives a complete makeover on the outside, graceful touches on the inside, and a pumped-up drivetrain that has made this fast wagon even faster.

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2020 Audi RS6 Avant

2020 Audi RS6 Avant

Audi’s resident giant killer comes to the U.S. with impressive V-8 power

The 2020 Audi RS6 Avant is the range-topping version of Audi’s midsize wagon, the A6 Avant. Arguably the most iconic RS model, the RS6 Avant returns with a brand-new exterior and is more powerful than ever. Unlike its predecessor, it’s no longer entirely based on the A6, as it borrows front fascia elements from the A7 and the R8. The 2020 RS6 Avant is also the first of its kind to feature a hybrid drivetrain thanks to a 48-volt system. Granted, it’s not a full-fledged hybrid, but it’s an essential step toward electrification. Unlike its predecessors, the 2020 Audi RS6 Avant will be offered in the United States.

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Hear a Bunch of Twin-Turbo V-8s Flex Their Muscles

Hear a Bunch of Twin-Turbo V-8s Flex Their Muscles

This drag race could very well be a celebration of the German V-8

In a world where downsizing used to be shoved down our throats as a better alternative to higher displacement, the V-8 engine has managed to somehow survive but it is only doing so in the stratospheric blankets of the car realm.

Carwow’s most recent drag race manages to bring together a quartet of V-8-powered monsters: you’ve got the Audi RS6, the BMW M5, the Mercedes-AMG E63, and of course, the Porsche Panamera. Interestingly enough, these are not your go-to supercars but mere luxury cars that can deliver both on performance and practicality, when required. So, how do they fare in a drag race, then?

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ABT Sportsline Offers a Peek Into Its New Program for the Audi RS6 Avant

ABT Sportsline Offers a Peek Into Its New Program for the Audi RS6 Avant

This is what happens when you turn a powerful wagon over to a German tuner that’s known for its performance upgrades

There once was a time when station wagons were thought of as bland and boxy people movers. They were the furthest things from what you’d consider raunchy performance monsters. Times have changed, though, and while there are still wagons that fall under old stereotypes, models like the Audi RS6 Avant make up a segment of the wagon population that have debunked old labels.

The Audi RS6 Avant is a monster, and when you figure in a tuner like ABT Sportsline, the sporty wagon turns into something far more sinister. This isn’t your grandparent’s station wagon, folks. The Audi RS6 Avant by ABT Sportsline is fast, ferocious, and ready to take your heads off the moment you underestimate its fury.

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2020 Audi RS6 Avant by ABT

2020 Audi RS6 Avant by ABT

The Audi RS 6 Avant Drinks From the ABT Performance Well, Gains 99 Horsepower

Audi’s RS-badged models, especially of the Avant ilk (read wagon), have mesmerized petrolheads ever since the RS2 came in 1992, which was in equal measures an Audi and a Porsche. The engine was Porsche, just like the tweaked gearbox, brakes, and wheels.

Fast-forward to 2020 and the RS-badged lineup has extended to include the RS 4, RS 7, and even the RS Q8 SUV.

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The Audi RS6 Avant - A Video History

The Audi RS6 Avant - A Video History

It wasn’t easy for Audi to keep the RS6 Avant alive, but it somehow pulled it off

It August 2019 when, while looking for hot stuff to write, the undersigned stumbled upon Audi USA’s newsroom website, where the first article on the top of the page said, in Caps Lock: ALL-NEW AUDI RS6 AVANT IS COMING TO AMERICA!

Why the yelling, you’re wondering? Well, Audi’s RS history spans over a quarter of a century, and it is only now that the U.S. gets the RS6 Avant for the first time. Now, the 2020 Audi RS6 Avant is an absolute monster regardless of how you look at it - design or spec-wise. Its 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine makes 591 horsepower (441 kW) and 590 pound-feet of torque (800 Nm). On asphalt, these numbers generate 0-62 mph (100 km/h) sprints ticked in 3.6 seconds and electronic nanny-restricted top speeds of 155 mph (250 km/h).

Also responsible for such crisp performances is the eight-speed Tiptronic transmission with launch control mode and Audi’s notorious Quattro permanent all-wheel drive complemented by wheel-selective torque control and a sport differential. You get the point - beastly specs for a beastly machine. But beastliness has been embedded in the RS6 Avant’s DNA since the model’s inception back in 2002, as you are about to find out.

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The 2020 Audi RS6 Avant is one of the hottest wagons ever and finally coming to the U.S.

The 2020 Audi RS6 Avant is one of the hottest wagons ever and finally coming to the U.S.

No need to pinch yourself, you’re not dreaming; the new Audi RS6 wagon is coming Stateside

Audi has lifted the veil on what has to be one of the best (and most aggressive) looking wagons ever made: the 2020 Audi RS6 Avant. On top of that, it’s also going to cross the Pond into the U.S. market, despite the fact that wagons have not been enjoying as much popularity in the States as some say they deserve.

Now, this has to be a very pleasant surprise for the handful of American performance wagon fans who, I’m certain, are, as you are reading this, ecstatically running around, arms flailing in the air. The 2020 RS6 Avant is not just a handsome wagon; it looks like it crashed into a Lamborghini body shop and what came out the other side is a very happy mix of the two. I mean sure, it looks like it wants to eat your children, but you’d happily do it knowing you are appeasing the gods of fire and flared wheel arches.

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Audi Sport Teases Six New RS Models - Here's What They Are

Audi Sport Teases Six New RS Models - Here’s What They Are

Audi Sport Plans an RS invasion with six astounding models developing from 414 to 670 horsepower

While Audi surprised the motoring world with the introduction of the diesel-powered S models some time ago, its Audi Sport GmbH subsidiary shares the first info about the next generation of the RS models. We only have one official photo to go after, but it is enough to disclose what Audi Sport plans to do. The Germans will gift us with up to six fantastic RS models in the future including the likes of RS Q3, RS Q3 Sportback, RS7 Sportback, RS6 Avant, Audi RS Q8, and RS4 Avant facelift.

Maintaining the exclusivity and extreme approach to car design, Audi Sport GmbH will honor 25 years of RS history with six new, super-competent models. Never before have we witnessed such a comprehensive list of RSs in one place. While all of them will be available in Europe at basically the same time, Americans won’t be as lucky. Do not expect to see the RS Q3 Sportback here. Expect, however, to see the Audi RS6 Avant. Excitement ON about that one. It will be one of those bizarrely fast wagons. Something you just have to like.

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Watch this Insane Audi RS6 Hit 204 MPH From a Dig: Video

Watch this Insane Audi RS6 Hit 204 MPH From a Dig: Video

Tuned and ready to deliver!

The Audi RS6 Avant is a 605-horsepower machine of epic proportions. Unfortunately, the RS6 Avant isn’t available in the U.S. That leaves us in a bit of an emotional pickle when we see videos like this. For the record, the Audi RS6 in this video isn’t your standard RS6. It’s been tuned to produce a staggering 1,012 horsepower, and as you might expect, it showed out in ways that only a 1,012 horsepower Audi RS6 can.

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2018 Audi RS6-E Hybrid Concept by ABT

2018 Audi RS6-E Hybrid Concept by ABT

Aiming to break the laws of physics

After a short teasing campaign, the German tuner Abt revealed their newest work of art. Actually, “work of mad.” Based on top of the already frighteningly fast Audi RS6, Abt showcased the RS6-E Hybrid Concept, a car featuring a 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged, V-8 and a freaking 288 horsepower electric motor strapped to the transmission.

Please welcome the first hyper-wagon with 1,004 horsepower. Of course, it had to be an Audi.

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Want a Performance Wagon Other than a AMG E 63 S or the Panamera Sport Turismo? Tell Audi You Want an RS Avant

Want a Performance Wagon Other than a AMG E 63 S or the Panamera Sport Turismo? Tell Audi You Want an RS Avant

Keep writing those letter; Audi could be reading them

The Audi RS Avant super wagons aren’t available in the U.S., but that doesn’t mean the status quo isn’t going to change. Audi is open to bringing its rip-roaring machines to the land of milk and honey; it just needs to make a good business case for it. In that vein, fans of the RS 4 and RS 6 Avants can do their part to convince Audi by “writing letters” to the German automaker. Tongue-in-cheek hints aside, these letters could go a long way in establishing a viable marketplace for both super wagons.

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Audi May Bring RS Avant Models To The U.S. But It's A Reach

Audi May Bring RS Avant Models To The U.S. But It’s A Reach

Pretty please?

Who doesn’t love a fast wagon? We’re certainly pretty big fans, and we can’t help but dribble a bit when considering the prospect of getting into something like Audi’s line of RS Avants. Now, it looks like the Four-Ring brand is actually considering bringing these quick-’n-practical machines stateside. Maybe. Hopefully? All told, the brand isn’t ruling it out - we’ll take it.

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John Olsson's New Ride is A Two-Faced RS6 With Sinister Intentions

John Olsson’s New Ride is A Two-Faced RS6 With Sinister Intentions

This is one wagon you don’t want to cross hairs with

Jon Olsson is known for his love of cars and owning some of the most desirable custom-built exotics in the world. The Swedish alpine ski racer is particularly fond of the Audi RS6 Avant. He once owned a heavily tuned RS6 Avant that met an untimely end when it was stolen and burned to a crisp. Not one to be unnerved by the circumstances that befell his ride, Olsson bought a new RS6 Avant before turning it over to ABT Sportsline for a little tuning job. The result is the Audi RS6 Phoenix.

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2017 Audi RS6+ by ABT Sportsline

2017 Audi RS6+ by ABT Sportsline

German tuner beefs up its Geneva offering with SE program for Audi’s performance family ride

This time last year, ABT Sportsline was preparing its involvement at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, and one of the cars that it was presenting was the Audi RS6 Avant. It’s funny then that exactly a year later, the German tuner is back in Geneva and one of the cars it’s bringing with it to the auto show is… the Audi RS6 Avant. But before you start screaming “recycle,” it’s important to know that this isn’t last year’s program. In fact, it’s different in a lot of ways, starting with its name: the Audi RS6+ Avant.

Okay, the “+” is the only thing different with the name, but let it be said that, for better or worse, there are a lot of differences between last year’s program and this new one. This program, for example, has a more rounded aerodynamic package than last years. On the other hand, last year’s engine upgrade program - believe it or not - resulted in more power for the RS6 compared to this year’s engine upgrade program. Weird, right?

Most importantly, though, the Audi RS6+ isn’t just made up of a tuning kit like it was with last year’s offering. This version of Audi’s stately wagon is actually a special edition model that’s part of the German tuner’s lineup for the 2017 staging of the Geneva Motor Show. Only 50 units of the RS6+ will be built with the first production of the 50 being the one that will attend the show.

So if somebody you know wonders what the “+” is for in the car’s name, remind them that this creation by ABT Sportsline isn’t a traditional tuning kit. Instead, it’s a tuning kit developed specifically for this car with the intent to sell said tuned cars in very limited numbers. Makes sense now, right?

Continue reading to learn more about the Audi RS6+ by ABT Sportsline.

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Top Gear Magazine Drag Races Two High-Powered Wagons: Video

Top Gear Magazine Drag Races Two High-Powered Wagons: Video

Autobahn thrust in a grocery-getter package

I love it when a vehicle does something unexpected. Just a few examples might include a school bus that does a wheelstand all the way down the 1320, or a mud-eating Smart Fortwo that crushes off-road, or a wagon with enough power to smoke a sports car. Unfortunately, those first two take a little extra wrench time, but if it’s a cargo-hauling five-door speed machine you’re after, ze Germans have the answer – several, in fact. Top Gear Magazine recently got its hands on two of them for a straight-line runway showdown, and the result is this two-and-a-half minute video.

In the red corner, we have the Audi RS6 Avant, which comes loaded with a 4.0-liter V-8 boosted by two turbos for 552 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, all of which gets routed to the pavement via the Four Ring’s quattro AWD system. In the black corner is the Mercedes-AMG E63 S Estate, which also gets a twin-turbo V-8, but ups displacement to 5.5-liters and increases output to 577 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. Only the rear axle provides the traction.

Clearly, the Audi has the advantage off the line, as the Merc will no doubt scramble to put down all that muscle from a standstill. Once in motion, however, the Audi will start to lose ground to the more powerful AMG missile.

Which Teutonic terror will come out on top? Hit play to find out.

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2016 Audi RS6 Avant by ABT Sportsline

2016 Audi RS6 Avant by ABT Sportsline

German tuner cooked up something special for the high-performance wagon

Estate sedans, or station wagons as they’re otherwise referred to, have often been perceived as family cars. But over the past few years, an influx of high-performance wagons have invaded the market. One of these models is the Audi RS6, which packs, among other things, a 4.0-liter TFSI V8 engine that spits out 560 horsepower and 517 pound-feet of torque. Impressive, right? Well, that depends on who you ask because if that question was posed to ABT Sportsline, the answer would be “not quite.”

The German tuner maybe impressed with the RS6 Avant, but as a company that has been around for 120 years, it’s predisposed to always think of ways to make the car better. Sure enough, ABT Sportsline did just that when it presented its latest tuning program for the RS6 Avant at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

The kit is typical of what you’d expect to come from ABT Sportsline. It has an aerodynamic package, dressed up interior, new set of wheels, and most importantly, an engine upgrade that puts the wagon’s power output into the realm of today’s supercars. It seems weird to think that a wagon is capable of mind-numbing performance numbers, but given that Audi already gave it a V-8 engine, it would’ve been an even bigger surprise if ABT Sportsline left the engine alone.

Ultimately, this RS6 Avant is so far removed from the perceptions attributed to station wagons that you might as well treat it as a supercar hiding in a wagon’s clothing. The only downside is that the German tuner is only building 12 of these babies to commemorate its 120th anniversary. Seems a little low for a car with some historical ties, right?

Continue after the jump to read the full review.

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2017 Audi RS6 Allroad

2017 Audi RS6 Allroad

Rumors about the automotive market seem to be flying around a lot lately. In fact, it seems like we car guys always have something to talk about. Today it’s a rumor that appears to be coming directly out of Germany. As speculation would have it, Audi is planning to add an Allroad variant of the RS6 to its lineup.

Details are pretty thin at this point, and Audi has yet to mention anything about it. We do know that Volkswagen AG recently announced that it would be cutting back, so we didn’t expect to see a new project so soon. A model like the RS6 Allroad would sit in a niche market, so it seems like a weird project to come about now – with the all the drama VAG has on its hands right now, anyway. Then again, with a potential release date of Fall 2016, the RS6 Allroad could have been in the works before VAG’s world came crashing down. In that case, you couldn’t blame the company for capitalizing on money already invested in development.

Only time will tell if the rumor has any truth to it, but that doesn’t stop us from speculating on what an RS6 Allroad would look like. That said, we’ve put together a rendering high-performance, high-riding Audi. Should the rumor turn out to be true, we believe it will look similar to the images you’re looking at now. Keep reading to find out all about it.

Continue reading to learn more about the upcoming Audi RS6 Allroad.

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2016 Audi RS6 Avant Performance

2016 Audi RS6 Avant Performance

At the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show, Audi unveiled the 2016 S8 Plus, a beefed-up sedan with 605 horsepower at its disposal and a 0-to-62 sprint that leaves behind not only the Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG, but also prominent sports cars such as the Aston Martin Vanquish or the BMW M4. As we move closer to 2016, Audi took the same drivetrain and dropped it in the RS6 Avant and RS7 Sportback. Unlike the S8, however, the RS6 and RS7 didn’t receive a "Plus" badge. Instead, they were launched using "Performance" monikers.

Naming aside, the RS6 Avant Performance marks the return of Audi’s high-performance wagon after an 11-year hiatus. Offered in a limited run between April and September 2004, the RS6 Plus had an engine that was developed and manufactured by Cosworth and took to the streets with an impressive 476 horsepower and 428 pound-feet of torque on tap.

More importantly, the RS6 Performance arrives ten years after Audi discontinued the RS2 Avant, the brand’s first RS-badged vehicle. The RS2 was co-developed with Porsche, and its turbocharged, five-cylinder engine generated 315 horsepower. A little more than a decade has passed since then and Audi’s high-performance wagon has nearly doubled its output. Find out more below.

Updated 11/16/2015: Audi dropped a first promo video for its latest RS6 Avant Performance. Enjoy!

Continue reading to learn more about the Audi RS 6 Avant Performance.

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Jon Olsson's Audi RS6 DTM Plays In The Snow: Video

Jon Olsson’s Audi RS6 DTM Plays In The Snow: Video

Jon Olsson may have decided to sell his fabulous Rebellion R2K race car, but that doesn’t mean the Swedish skier has given up making ridiculous car videos or joining upcoming editions of the Gumball 3000 rally. On the contrary, he just made a comeback to showcase his wild, bespoke Audi RS6 on a snowy road in cold Scandinavia.

Unlike most other videos that include a car and a lot of snow. Olsson’s doesn’t feature any drifting whatsoever. Instead, Jon uses his beefed-up wagon as a snow plow, eventually turning it into an Audi-badged popsicle. The footage, which comes with the message "Chase the Dream. No Matter What," also acts as a promo for the 2015 Gumball 3000 rally, set to begin in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 23rd and reach Las Vegas seven days later.

As usual, Olsson will join the event to showcase his newest ride, in this case being the 2015 Audi RS6 DTM. Racing fans will be quick to point out that there’s no such thing as a DTM-spec RS6, but I will remind them that Jon’s cars are as bespoke as they get. Though it might not compete in the series, the RS6 above has been inspired by DTM race cars, receiving a new body kit with flared wheel arches and numerous carbon-fiber parts, including a front splitter, front canards and side skirts. Power comes from the same 4.0-liter V-8 motivating the stock RS6, but output has been increased from 560 to over 900 horsepower.

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2015 Audi RS6 DTM By Jon Olsson

2015 Audi RS6 DTM By Jon Olsson

One look at this outlandish wagon is all you need to realize its owner is not normal. The exterior bristles with carbon fiber, asserting itself with jet-fighter-like aerodynamics, while the extended wheel arches hug enormous wheels over a lowered-stance that suggests a very firm suspension. Hidden by the stickered bodywork is a turbocharged powerplant pumping out close to 1,000 horsepower. But despite all these sacrifices to the deities of speed and performance, the owner claims this RS6 is a daily driver, perfect for a run to the ski slopes.

That’s because the owner is blogger, product designer, pro skier and certified car nut Jon Olsson. Olsson has done some pretty outlandish stuff when it comes to automobiles, with notable acts of insanity including the modification of a Lamborghini Gallardo LP540 for snow shuttle duty and the sliding of the Ultima GTR-based Rebellion R2K up a powder-packed mountain.

With a history like his, it should come as no surprise that Olsson is a fan of high-performance, AWD Audis. “I have always loved the crazy wide body style of the DTM cars and its been a dream to build a similar car for the road, but I also need a car that has enough space to carry all my ski gear to the slopes, so the decision was made to see what we could do with an Audi RS6,” Olsson states in his blog.

The result is a unique example of what the best tuners in the world are capable of when given permission ( and the budget) to break free from convention.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2015 Audi RS6 DTM By Jon Olsson.

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2015 Audi RS6 Avant by Audi Exclusive

2015 Audi RS6 Avant by Audi Exclusive

There are a lot of cool cars we can’t have in the United States, including a host of incredibly fast yet still practical wagons. The Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake is the first that pops into mind, but the RS6 Avant is the vehicle that adds even more insult to injury. While Europe gets no less than four Audi-badged wagons, U.S. customers have just the one in the form of the A6 Allroad. And while most of us can live without the A4 Avant and the A3 Sportback, not having the RS6 Avant on this side of the pond is pure blasphemy. While I could rant about this for hours, I’m going to take a break to tell you about the latest Exclusive package Audi rolled out for the RS6 Avant.

The bundle comes just in time for the wagon’s recently launched facelift and adds further aggressiveness to the already beefed-up grocery getter. Nothing massive, but just enough to turn the RS6 Avant from enticing to downright sinister.

Click past the jump to read more about the Audi RS6 Avant by Audi Exclusive.

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