Despite offering the space and practicality of a regular estate, the latest-gen Audi RS6 Avant is, at the same time, one hell of a performance car that, if its owner so wishes, can also be taken to the track.
As you can see in the following POV video, the super wagon, with a very skilled driver at the helm, performed some fast overtakes and even fought for grip on a couple of occasions on the unforgiving Nurburgring.
Video: 2021 Audi RS6 Avant Is The Super Estate The USA Has Been Crying Out For
A rival to the likes of the Mercedes-AMG E63 Estate and Porsche Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo, the RS6 Avant is available in North America for the first time. It starts at $109,000 for the 2021 model year, excluding a $1,045 destination charge, and comes as standard with leather seats with honeycomb stitching and RS embossing, an infotainment system and digital gauges, ambient lighting, Matrix headlights, power tailgate and a sporty body kit with lots of carbon trim.
Despite weighing 4,740 lbs (2,150 kg), the RS6 Avant needs only 3.5 seconds to hit 60 mph (96 km/h) and will max out at 155 mph (250 km/h), or 190 mph (306 km/h) should owners decide to turn to Audi Sport to lift the speed limiter. This kind of performance is possible thanks to the 591 HP and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque produced by the twin turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 that features a 48-volt mild-hybrid system.
The RS6 Avant also has quattro all-wheel drive, with up to 85 percent of power being channeled to the rear wheels when needed, all-wheel steering, an adaptive air suspension and, if you’re willing to shell out more money, carbon ceramic brakes and bigger wheels.