2014 Audi RS6 Avant not coming to U.S., new photos available

2014 Audi RS6 Avant
2014 Audi RS6 Avant

Goes on sale in Europe next year

Audi will not offer the recently introduced 2014 RS6 Avant in the United States.

In an e-mail sent to Carscoop, Audi North America product communications manager John Schilling mentioned there are "no plans on bringing the RS6 Avant here to the U.S." Although station wagons are not very popular in the United States, this isn't an ordinary wagon and judging by the strong feedback this could turn out to be a mistake for Audi.

We remind you the super wagon comes with a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine generating 560 HP (412 kW) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque. Power is sent to the quattro all-wheel drive system via an 8-speed tiptronic transmission that enables the RS6 Avant to reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). Fitted with the optional Dynamic package, top speed is raised at 174 mph (280 km/h), while with the Dynamic plus package it can reach 190 mph (305 km/h).

Source: Audi via carscoop

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porsche6616 porsche6616
this is the hottest car i have ever seen despite of other cool cars like corolla, prius, volvo, saab etc
Dec 7th, 2012 12:02pm
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tazcubed tazcubed
Regardless of controversies of horsepower, sales impacts and design issues, the fact that it's not coming this side of the Atlantic simply sucks.
Dec 7th, 2012 4:32am
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tootall tootall
I don't have much of an issue with this car, or with the RS4. Preferably, with both the RS4 and this, I would have just the 4 door version, and a manual trams. But this I would not mind driving.
Dec 7th, 2012 3:37am
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ifudge ifudge
I think there are too many RS's now. I liked when there was just a single RS model in the range. I get that they want to increase their offering, but I think a better approach would be one wagon (RS4), one coupe (RS5) and one saloon (RS6). Get rid of the TTRS and don't do an RS1 or 3.
Dec 7th, 2012 12:54am
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w0bble w0bble
Ill have u know my rs3 is a Great Car so nö dont get rid of it have you ever actually ever driven or seen one in real life
Dec 8th, 2012 12:17pm
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Actualy it makes more than 560 hp. Audi underrates their engines just like BMW. When Motor trend tested the new S8 on the dyno they got 479 hp on the wheels + 20% driveline loss they said the engine actualy makes 575 hp. So expect the RS6 to make around 600 hp.
Dec 6th, 2012 10:43pm
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bring it to the states id rock it for damn sure
Dec 6th, 2012 8:23pm
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boxster127 boxster127
It seem very likely to me that the RS7 will make it to the U.S. It makes sense not to offer both here as there is considerable overlap.
Dec 6th, 2012 8:03pm
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Dude von Dudenstein Dude von Dudenstein
No!!! I wanted to get the wagon over here! Damn!!
Dec 6th, 2012 7:51pm
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rambo_005 rambo_005
They will probably sell the sedan in NA, when it comes out...
Dec 6th, 2012 6:54pm
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SorryMyBadEnglish SorryMyBadEnglish
I wanna see the real thing. Those are cg pictures.
Dec 6th, 2012 6:53pm
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cypis cypis
Grey car has fog lights - red car doesn't. Grey car doesn't have 'quattro' on grill - red car does. Are they option? Or the're just renderings?
Dec 6th, 2012 6:22pm
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tumbo tumbo
these are not fog lights if you look closely. It's sensors/cameras. And the "quattro" extra grille / painted fenders in the bumper, is an extra option yes.
Dec 6th, 2012 6:44pm
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loki loki
Makes sense: they don't want this to steal the RS4 Avant's sales. Then again, I'm pretty sure they'll reconsider this if the RS4 sells well. Which I think it will.
Dec 6th, 2012 6:15pm
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Kakumbaz Kakumbaz
King of wagons!!
Dec 6th, 2012 6:14pm
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Scuderia-Paul Scuderia-Paul
Dear Santa, for Christmas can I please have this fantastic looking Audi RS6 Avant in titanium grey?
Dec 6th, 2012 6:13pm
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