Video of the Day: Audi RS 6 Avant v BMW M5 Competition v AMG E63 v Porsche Panamera

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44639"] words: Bill, video: carwow When it comes to Mat Watson and getting his hands on the latest and greatest, you know it's going to be fun. In this video, he takes the wheel behind an Audi RS 6 Avant and puts it up against an AMG E63, a BMW M5 Competition, and a Porsche Panamera. If you're familiar with Mat, he puts them through a drag race, a rolling race, and a brake test. So how did our favorite Audi do? Well...let's just say... ...

Money Can’t Buy Happiness… But It Can Buy An RS 6 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44386"] source: Audi of America High-performance RS 6 Avant delivers exhilarating driving dynamics with everyday functionality Capable of 591 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque, a 4.0-liter TFSI® twin-turbo V8 propels the Avant from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds Impressive wide-bodied, Avant silhouette with RS treatment Once unobtainable in the U.S. market, the RS 6 Avant is now a reality for U.S. customers. The RS 6 Avant defies all expectations of...

quattro Magazine q1_2020: Rear Spoiler Column: Turbo Whine

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37951"] words: Aaron Plante, photos: Denis Podmarkov, Colin McCarty, Audi AG Rear Spoiler: Turbo Whine…I’m not talking forced induction Stop Whining. This is a request to us, the North American Audi enthusiast. Over the last decade we’ve complained about manual transmissions, a wagon-less west, lack of RS models, and the ubiquitous “North America doesn’t get the cool stuff.” Most recently, we’ve replaced that discontent w...

Video of the Day: 2020 Audi RS 6 Avant vs Tesla Model 3 Performance

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43440"] words: Bill, video: Lovecars Blah Blah Blah...Tesla wins another drag race is what we're used to hearing so why does Tiff Needell in an Audi RS 6 Avant think he can win against a Tesla Model 3 Performance? Well because he has a brand new 2020 RS 6 Avant, that's why. Watch the drag race below and see what happens. We can't wait for the RS 6 Avant to finally hit our shores. [embed]https://youtu.be/xA08EW8rBAs[/embed]

Jon Olsson’s New Audi RS 6 Avant Revealed

Pro skier and Gumball Rally-ist Jon Olsson has a long history with the Audi brand. His extreme car builds, including several RS 6 Avant in the past, tend to get the Swede plenty of attention both on the web including social media, and also in person wherever he and his activities take him. What you see here is his latest creation, based on the all-new RS 6 Avant. We'd been aware Jon was moving on a new RS 6 build for a little while now. He'd teased it on the web, as had his livery designer...

The Ultimate High-Performance Estate By ABT

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43078"] source: ABT Sportsline The fourth generation of the Audi RS 6 recently came onto the market. Now, with the help of a performance upgrade from ABT Sportsline, you can further enhance the already enormous power of the Avant. But first things first: Since the “Big Bang” in 2002, when the first Audi RS 6 saw the light of day, a great deal has happened, particularly in the field of driving dynamics. So, the latest edition with mild hy...

25 Years of Audi RS: Exclusive Anniversary Package

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="40218"] source: Audi Sport “Anniversary package 25 years of RS” now available for order for the TT RS Coupé, RS 4 Avant, RS 5 Coupé and Sportback, RS 6 Avant, and RS 7 Sportback Exterior color Nogaro blue and blue Alcantara elements in the interior as a tribute to the legendary RS 2 Avant Exterior with elements in a matt aluminum look and gloss black 25 years of performance, prestige, and exclusiveness. A quarter of a century ago, the...

Auto Spies: Is The All-New Audi RS 6 Even RELEVANT In An Era Of High-performance SUVs?

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="39004"] source: Auto Spies, photos: Denis Podmarkov, Colin McCarty For whatever reason, the teams at Volkswagen of America (VWoA) and Audi of America (AoA) are always behind the ball. Whether it's product and pushing for their respective import into the US market, or specific parts or technologies, the States always seems to get the short end of the stick... Read the rest of the story HERE

Event: Los Angeles Auto Show 2019

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38937"] words: Bill, photos: Denis Podmarkov for Imola Media, Anthony Garbis This year's LA Auto Show (and the run-up to) was a busy one for Audi: the reveals of the e-tron Sportback, RS 6 Avant, RS 7 Sportback, S8, and the RS Q8. We did however notice that Audi sneaked in one: the RS 5 Panther edition in Audi exclusive Panther Black paint. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38900"] A total of 100 RS 5 Panther editions (75 Sportb...

Photo Gallery: Audi RS 6 Avant Reveal At Malibu Cars & Coffee

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37981"] words: Bill, photo: Denis Podmarkov and Colin McCarty for Imola Media Last week, we got word that the Audi RS 6 Avant would be publicly shown for the 1st time in the US at the Malibu Cars & Coffee this past Sunday. People  spotted the Avants before the debut and took some photos but our team (Denis Podmarkov and Colin McCarty from Imola Media) on the ground in Southern California were able to get to Malibu early and snap these. If y...

Two Audi RS 6 Avants Spied in Malibu

Did you know a pair of Audi RS 6 Avants are headed to Malibu? Yeah, so did we and reported on it HERE and HERE yesterday. Audi Sport is taking the aggressive move of sharing them at Malibu Cars & Coffee this weekend ahead of their official domestic reveal later at the Los Angeles Auto Show alongside the RS Q8 and RS 7 Sportback. BUT, did you know they're already in Malibu? Facebook V.I.S.I.T. Group member Evan Gold happened to catch this pair of new RS 6 Avants in traffic yesterday...

Audi RS 6 Avant to make US debut at Malibu Cars & Coffee

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="36112"] source: Audi of America Audi of America gives fans and customers first opportunity to see long-awaited RS 6 Avant Power and performance meet practical design; RS 6 Avant delivers exhilarating driving dynamics with everyday functionality RS 6 Avant will arrive in the U.S. in 2020; will be available for customer orders next year The all-new Audi RS 6 Avant will make its U.S. debut on Sunday, November 10th in Malibu, California at the bi-...

Find of the Day: 2003 Audi RS 6 Avant…In The States

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="35981"] words: Bill, photos: Bring A Trailer I need to change the prescription of my glasses. I spotted this the other day on Bring A Trailer and thought it said S6 Avant not RS 6 Avant so I just skipped over it (not that there's anything wrong with that). Too bad but not too late. In my defense, who would have thought a C5 RS 6 Avant would be legal in the States with our 25-year import law? So that begs the question...how is this legal in th...

Create Your Own Backstory With The Audi RS 6 Avant And Win!

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="35301"] words: Bill, photos: Audi AG Over the years, quattro Magazine editor-in-chief, George Achorn, and I have taken many long road trips to Audi Club events, races, and car shows. We've logged thousands of miles together and occasionally run out of things to talk about. So how did we kill time? We would come up with back stories of the people driving around us. Some were humorous, some were fantasy but it did the job...we've never gotten ...

The Audi RS 6 Avant Is Live On Audi Canada’s Website

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="35290"] words: Bill, photos: Audi Canada  There's a feeling of change in the air and it's not the coming of fall...it's the arrival of the Audi RS 6 Avant on the shores of North America. Nothing has shaken the world of North American Audi-philes as the news that the almighty Avant is coming and now, the reality is closer. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="35288"] The RS 6 Avant is now on audi.ca and while you can't or...

Digital Trends: Audi Streamlines Its Product Offerings To Appeal To Younger Buyers

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="32612"] source: Digital Trends Audi is simplifying its lineup to cut costs and increase profits. The automaker has already pared down its line by 27% as it aims for an eventual 45% reduction. Audi believes more youthful shoppers aren’t going to want the same things older customers desire. Most people younger than 35 have less spending money than older buyers, and Audi believes the company must start concentrating on smaller, less expensi...

In Detail: The New Audi RS 6

[source: Audi AG]  High-performance Avant for all purposes – sportiness and practical benefits 4.0 TFSI twin-turbo V8 with mild hybrid: high power meets high efficiency 441 kW (600 PS), 800 Nm (590.0 lb-ft), 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in just 3.6 seconds Ingolstadt, August 21, 2019 – 25 years of RS, 25 years of high-performance station wagons from Audi: With the new Audi RS 6 Audi Sport is ushering in a new chapter in the history of the high-performance Avant. Even more power comb...

Video of the Day: RS 6 Avant Spotted on the Ring

words: Bill, video: Misha Charoudin, photos: Audi Club North America The other day, we featured spy photos of the next generation RS 6 Avant on the Nurburgring. Today, I was lucky enough to find a video from Misha Charoudin's YouTube channel. He was quite delighted and surprised to see the RS 6 Avant on the track as he wasn't expecting the track to be opened. There's a lot of scenes where he's eating, shopping, and walking around the track so I'll make it easy for you. The RS 6 Avant ...

More Next-Gen RS 6 Avant Photos from Nürburgring

With the weather turning to spring in Europe, the auto manufacturer development schedule turns to the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Spy photographers first caught the new RS 6 in the area around the fabled German road course yesterday. Today, they've caught the car again, this time out on track. There's nothing new to report in the last 24-hours, so this is simply our drawing your attention to more photos of  the same or a very similar car as was seen yesterday. Even still, we figured you'd not ...

Oh. Hello There Next-Generation Audi RS 6 Avant!

Spies in Europe have finally caught the next-generation Audi RS 6 Avant out testing. While the RS 7 has been seen already, the RS 6 has been well-hidden... at least up until now. Whenever the RS 6 Avant has been spied before, it has worn heavy cladding and not given much of a view of what we can expect. This particular car has mainly just funkadelic vinyl on it, and even the wheels look like they may very well be an upcoming production design. Beyond those wheels are the large brakes tha...