Okay, so it’s confession time. We’re actually not big fans of the Audi Allroad here at QuattroDaily. Not that any of the Allroads are bad cars, it’s just that their existence ruins our chances at getting the brilliant Audi Avants here in the ‘States. But, of course, as soon as Audi makes a great Allroad model that we would totally buy, Audi keeps it away from us. Thanks, Audi.
Apparently, the folks at Autobild claim that Audi will be creating an Allroad variant of the absolutely sensational Audi RS6. While that sounds incredible, don’t expect to buy one in the US. In fact, don’t even expect to buy one in Germany, or even Europe as a whole. That’s because Audi is planning on selling it only in China.
Admittedly, it does actually make sense for Audi to do such things. China is not only one of Audi’s largest markets, but it’s actually filled with folks who like really powerful jacked up cars. Cars that can go off-road (theoretically) but can also haul ass. They’re popular in China, so it makes sense for Audi to test the waters there. Still, we wish some of Audi’s fun cars would come here first.
So the Audi RS6 Avant will pack he same 560 hp twin-turbo 4.0 liter V8 engine and eight-speed ZF-sourced automatic gearbox. The Quattro all-wheel drive system will also be present. However, its suspension setup will be taller and more rugged, much like the standard Audi A6 Allroad. It will also get the same sort of plastic body panels and rugged underbody protection. So it will most likely have slower performance figures, considering the extra weight and higher ride height.
While we don’t typically like Audi Allroads, we could totally get behind an Audi RS6 Allroad. Unfortunately, we would have to move to China to do so.