The new generation of the Audi RS6 Avant won’t be launched in the United States and it seems that only Europeans will get to enjoy the powerful vehicle at first.
The German based automaker Audi has no plans of introducing the new generation of the RS6 Avant, which is wearing the 2013 model year in its name, to the United States, as the company has recently announced. No reason has been provided for this action which won’t be appealing to Americans who will have to settle for the competition in this segment.
The 2013 Audi RS6 AVant is powered by a 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 engine, which has replaced the previous naturally aspirated 5.2 liter unit, which is producing a total output of 560 HP (412 kW) and 700 Nm of torque (516 lb-ft). The unit is mated to an eight-speed tiptronic transmission which is sending power to the Quattro all-wheel drive system, allowing the model to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds before reaching a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) or 280 km/h (174 mph) with the Dynamic Package and 305 km/h (190 mph) with the Dynamic Plus Package. The all-new Audi RS6 Avant is burning 9.8 liters of fuel every 100 km (24 mpg US) thanks to the start/stop technology and to the cylinder on demand system.