One of the biggest selling points for the Audi RS6 Avant is its practicality. Sure, its damn-near 600 horsepower is nice and all but try asking a parent of three which is more exciting; 600 horsepower or the ability to easily store all of the crap that comes with three kids and see what their answer is. The massive trunk and large back seat of the RS6 Avant is what separates it from all of the other super sedans on the market. However, no one has really put it to the test. We’ve seen hundreds of performance tests but no practicality tests. That is, until Insider’s Kristen Lee did just that.
Rather than filling the RS6’s trunk with empty boxes, taking a few pictures and calling it a day, Lee decided to take it about ten steps further and actually slept inside the Audi RS6 Avant. In the winter. In 14-degree weather.
Lee and her boyfriend loaded up the back of the RS6 Avant with a small mattress, some blankets and a few pillows and slept inside the trunk. With the seats down, there’s a shocking amount of space in the back, enough for two adults to sleep (relatively) comfortably.
We applaud Lee for going through the trouble to do this because it couldn’t have been comfortable. It got so cold during her Audi-based camping adventure that the humidity from having two adults inside the car actually froze on the inside of the glass and headliner. Yet, they were still warm enough to sleep comfortably in their blankets.
It’s a really fun read, so go check out Lee’s article on Insider but the gist of the story is that wagons are every bit as practical as SUVs. Two adults were able to sleep, with all of their gear, inside the back of not only a wagon but a 591 horsepower wagon that can get from 0-60 mph in under four seconds. Few other cars of any kind can make that claim.