Thanks to most Audi models having pretty similar and conservative styling, imagining what an Audi S6 Avant might look like isn’t actually that difficult. We’ve seen the standard A6 Avant (pictured above), so just add some ever-so-slightly more aggressive bits and ‘S’ badges and call it a day. Though, often times, a lot of cars look better than the sum of their parts. That seems to be the case with the S6 Avant, which was recently just caught testing without camouflage. (We don’t own the spy photos but see them here)
The last time we saw the Audi S6 Avant, it was wrapped pretty heavily in camouflage. Still, we were able to accurately guess what it was going to look like, mostly based on Audi’s design history. This new test car, sans camo, shows off its design in its entirety and it looks really quite good.
Admittedly, it’s almost exactly as we expected it to look but there’s something about it that’s very endearing. It looks fast even standing still, which is a tough feat for a wagon, as they’re typically bloated looking at the rear. But the S6 Avant’s roofline seems to taper off a bit as it moves rearward and the subtle roof spoiler combined with the swept-back D-pillar make it look like it’s designed to be fast.
Also, the Audi A6/S6 Sedan’s flared rear wheel arches remain, making even the Avant look very muscular at the back. Quad exhausts help as well. I also really like how low it sits and the fact that Audi has gone for some thicker five-spoke wheels, which just look clean, rather than a lot of today’s fussier wheels.
We won’t get the Audi S6 Avant in America and that’s a damn shame. We’ll get the sedan version of course, and that will be great, but there’s something about this S6 Avant that makes us want it badly.