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.

Will Audi Bring the RS 4 and RS 5 Avant to the United States?

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Part of the reason the RS wagons aren’t sold in the U.S. is that they aren’t as in-demand as they are in Europe.

To be fair, Audi does have wagons in the U.S. The economy-focused A3 e-tron and the crossover-like A4 Allroad are both in the market. It’s just that neither of these models offers the same amount of tire-burning potential as those slapped with the RennSports badges. But that could change if Audi finds a reason or two to send the pair of RS wagons to the U.S. “We always look at potential new opportunities in the market. It’s a niche to explore,” said Filip Brabec, vice president of product management for Audi of America. “We keep holding discussions. Keep writing us letters.”

Part of the reason the RS wagons aren’t sold in the U.S. is that they aren’t as in-demand as they are in Europe. That’s the assertion of Michael Renz, the new head of Audi Sport worldwide. “The RS 6 and RS 4 Avants are well accepted in Europe,” he said. “In the U.S., it might be a different situation.”

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The Avants are also considered niche models compared to the other wagon offerings that Audi has in its portfolio.

The Avants are also considered niche models compared to the other wagon offerings that Audi has in its portfolio. Sending them to the U.S. could be tricky if there aren’t enough people looking for them. If that trend changes and the automaker sees increased awareness and interest in the model, then it could change its tune and be more open to sending the Avants in the U.S.

That’s where those letters come in. It may have been a lighthearted hint at what U.S. customers can do to get Audi’s attention, but it wouldn’t hurt to send them anyway. Who knows, if a lot of people do it, Audi could listen.

For now, though, the automaker’s focus is the launch of the RS 5 Sportback, which arguably is the closest thing we can get to an Avant super wagon in the U.S. It may not be as powerful as the 565-horsepower RS 6 Avant, but with 444 horsepower of its own, it should be capable in its own right.

References

Want a Performance Wagon Other than a AMG E 63 S or the Panamera Sport Turismo? Tell Audi You Want an RS Avant High Resolution Exterior Wallpaper quality
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Read our full review on the 2015 Audi RS 6 Avant .

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Read our full review on the 2018 Audi RS 4 Avant.

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Read our full review on the 2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback.

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Source: Motor Trend

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