If You Guys Write Posts On Audi Forums Indicating Your Interest, They'll Totally Bring This Wagon To America!

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler

Just kidding, no they won’t!

This is the RS6 Avant. Importing it would help Audi cement it’s dominance of the American car market. Considering the legions of Americans who previously bought cars like the Audi S4 Avant, BMW 540i Touring and Volvo V70R, it’s a sure bet that Audi will incur the significant homologation costs to import this low-volume, niche market wagon.

After all, a six-figure, turbocharged gas guzzling wagon might be more relevant than America’s future best-seller, the Mazda6 SKYACTIV-D. This one’s no oil burner. It’s got a twin-turbo V8 making upwards of 560 horsepower, but it’s only available with a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox. Even though it remains unaffordable for nearly everyone, its presence on U.S. soil will supposedly have a positive impact on our daily lives, if you are to believe the slavish devotions of the automotive enthusiast press.

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  • Icemilkcoffee Icemilkcoffee on Dec 05, 2012

    We are talking Audi here. Most of their models sell fewer than 1000 per month. An RS4 Avant would fit in their line-up just fine.

  • Carlisimo Carlisimo on Dec 05, 2012

    Eh, can't afford it anyway. Actually, in theory I probably could, but it'd be a bad idea. What I'll want in a couple of years is a $35k wagon with a stick that drives reasonably well. No, not diesel. I don't pay much attention to what goes on in the RS6's price range.

  • GiddyHitch GiddyHitch on Dec 05, 2012

    How does Cadillac recoup its CTS-V wagon costs with eight sales but none of the Germans can make the numbers work? I'm assuming that Audi already federalizes the RS6 sedan.

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    • John Rosevear John Rosevear on May 22, 2014

      @Derek Kreindler The CTS-V *wagon* required five units to break even. The CTS-V bits and the CTS wagon were already developed; the five units paid for the cost to adapt the one to the other, which IIRC involved a few hours of track time and a different rear swaybar.

  • Corntrollio Corntrollio on Dec 05, 2012

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: the internet dudes want this car here so they can buy it used in many many years. That's why Audi mostly shouldn't listen to them -- they aren't buyers. Still, I don't completely understand why we haven't seen an RS6 saloon here since MY 2003. They're basically handing the market to M5 and E63. I for one appreciated the snark.

    • Needsdecaf Needsdecaf on Dec 05, 2012

      Yeah, there's no buyers. Try finding an allocation for a $100,000 E63 wagon and let me know how that works out. Or find someone who has one and try paying them $10k to give it up, it might work.