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Is there a glimmer of hope for the Audi RS4 Avant to come to America?

At the moment, no. That’s just us being honest. As it currently stands, Audi has no plan, or at least an officially released plan, to bring the Audi RS4 Avant ‘Stateside. As of now, the Audi RS4 will remain out of the US market. Although, if there were ever a time for us to finally get it, that time could be now.

America has recently gotten an influx of new models from Ingolstadt that it never has before. The Audi A5 Sportback lineup, for instance, is a car that America has never had but now does. The best part? It’s selling like crazy. In fact, over the past few months, dealers in the Tri-State area of America (New Yoke, New Jersey and Pennsylvania) have struggled to keep them on dealer lots. So the idea of odd body variants, with added practicality as well as style, is one that Americans are starting to appreciate.

Audi also released the RS3 here in America, for the first time ever. Albeit, it was launched as a sedan, rather than Sportback, but that’s okay. Baby steps.

Also, last I checked at my local dealer, the Audi Allroad was their best selling model. So it seems that Americans are getting more in-tune with the idea of a wagon from a premium brand.

We also think that there’s good reason to sell the Audi RS4 Avant here in America. Firstly, the RS4 isn’t a very high-volume selling car anyway, so it’s not like Audi would be wasting a bunch of sales. Secondly, it would be the only wagon variant of its kind sold on this side of the Atlantic. So wagon-loving enthusiasts, which there are a lot of, would choose it over the comparable BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63 S. It offers a more practical, comfortable and more all-weather alternative to the traditional offerings.

Sure it may not sell in big numbers but that’s okay. The RS4 was never going to. With Audi being a bit daring in America as of late, with the new RS3 and A5 Sportback, it seems that now is probably the best chance we’ll ever get at seeing an Audi RS4 Avant, here. So is there a glimmer of hope? At the moment no. But maybe for in the future? It’s possible.

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Nico DeMattia

I've been in love with cars since I was a kid, specifically German cars. Now I get to drive them talk about them on the internet.