We previously reported that Audi was going to be showing off the new Audi RS6 Avant in the US for the first time at a Cars & Coffee event in Malibu, California. While that’s already come and gone, something even more interesting happened after that; Audi launched its first press drives immediately after its inaugural Cars & Coffee. While weren’t at the press drive, it’s still important and something we’re very excited about. Why? Because it’s the first time in history that US media was able to drive a North American-spec Audi RS6 Avant on US soil.
The fact that the Audi RS6 Avant is coming to America for the first time is exciting the entire fanbase. Hell, it’s exciting most car enthusiasts, regardless of preferred brand. Not only is it the first RS6 Avant to be sold on this side of the Atlantic but it also seems like it could be the best RS6 yet, on paper at least.
Powering the new Audi RS6 Avant is a 4.0 liter twin-turbocharged V8 that makes a whopping 591 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. While that’s down a few ponies compared to the competing BMW M5, on paper, it makes more torque. So it should be every bit as quick. Admittedly, the Audi RS6 is down on both power and torque to the Mercedes-AMG E63 S, either in sedan or wagon for.
On the plus side, the RS6 comes exclusively as a wagon, which adds quite a bit of practicality compared to the M5. Plus, it looks awesome. In fact, this new RS6 is the best looking yet and it’s better looking than both the M5 and the E63 S.
Another interesting bit of tech for the Audi RS6 Avant is its cross-linked hydraulic suspension setup, similar to the setups seen in modern Mclarens. While we haven’t driven the new RS6, so we can’t comment on how its suspension behaves, we have driven some modern McLarens before and they ride incredibly for being so low and sporty. So we’re very excited about the system in the new RS6.
We’re also very excited to read about the first press impressions of the RS6. Though, we have to wait, as the embargo on driving impressions doesn’t lift until November 26.