The concept of a daily driver means different things to different people. It could be something as small and affordable as an Audi A3 or as large as expensive as an RS6 Avant. That’s the beauty of Ingolstadt’s super wagon as even though it has 600 horsepower, it can still be driven like a normal car when you’re taking the kids to school or doing the weekly shopping.
A new video review courtesy of YouTuber Stef ABtv highlights the all-rounder capabilities of the new Audi RS6 Avant. It can be supercar levels of fast when you floor it or a normal-ish family wagon when driven less frenetically. For as big and heavy the car is, handling is surprisingly sharp and you don’t really feel the two tons of the car that much. With good reason, the reviewer finds it a better choice than the RS7 Sportback, which is subjectively only better in the styling department.
Speaking of design, the RS6 Avant looks virtually like no other wagon on sale. It’s way more aggressive than the Mercedes-AMG E63 Estate thanks to the flared wheel arches and giant air intakes. The massive oval exhaust tips and 22-inch alloy wheels also contribute to the car’s menacing appearance. Being this large makes it harder to maneuver around town, but the rear-wheel steering does help with reducing the turning radius.
Of course, there’s the delicate issue of pricing. Being a UK-spec car, the Audi RS6 Avant kicks off at £92,790, but this is far from being a base version. As a matter of fact, it has tens of thousands of pounds worth of options added, including the carbon ceramic brakes and Bang & Olufsen sound system. The car featured here boasts the black optics package, RS exhaust and suspension, and the higher top speed limiter. All in, this particular RS6 had an eye-watering sticker price of £139,000. That’s a lot of money, but then again, it’s also a lot of car.
There’s probably an RS6 Performance on the way and it goes without saying that will cost even more, especially since it will likely be a hybrid. That’s the price of paying for a car that can do just about everything, save from going off-road. Perhaps an RS6 Allroad would be the perfect solution for a one-car garage. Are you listening, Audi?