Report: Audi RS 6 Avant won’t make it to the U.S. image

Audi’s recently released RS 6 Avant won’t arrive in the U.S., an Audi company spokesman told Edmunds.

Audi of America spokesman Andrew Lipman said the carmaker has no plans for that vehicle in the U.S. In Germany, the RS 6 Avant goes on sale next spring, with prices to start from around $124,000. In the UK, Audi’s high-performance wagon will arrive next summer.

The new RS 6 swapped the naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 for a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 which develops 560 horsepower and 516.29 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque. The new RS 6 Avant is also 220 pounds lighter and sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.9 seconds.
Top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph (250 km/h), but the optional Dynamic package raises the limit to 174 mph (280 km/h), while Dynamic Plus grants access to a top speed of 190 mph (306 km/h).

According to the European driving cycle, the RS 6 Avant consumes on average just 9.8 liters of fuel per 100 km (24 US mpg). Among the factors contributing to this figure are the new, standard start-stop system and innovative thermal management. Fuel consumption has been reduced by roughly 40 percent compared to the previous model thanks to the cylinder on demand (COD) system as well.

At low to intermediate loads and engine speeds, it shuts down the intake and exhaust valves of cylinders 2, 3, 5 and 8. The 4.0 TFSI then runs as a four-cylinder engine until the driver accelerates more strongly again.