Audi considering selling next RS 6 in the United Statesby Ronan Glon
Audi's research shows Americans are increasingly interested in quick wagons.
Audi Sport -- the German firm's answer to BMW M and Mercedes-AMG -- is preparing a big model offensive. Many of the models in the pipeline will come to the United States, including the RS 6 Avant fans have spent years begging for.
"We are preparing the biggest product offensive we ever had," Oliver Hoffman, Audi Sport's head of research and development, told Car & Driver during an interview. "The U.S. market is increasingly interested in real station wagons like the RS 6 Avant. Therefore, it is entirely possible that we will bring it back to North America."
Admittedly, "entirely possible" doesn't mean "it's coming soon." However, Audi is singing a different tune than before, when it simply pointed out there wasn't enough demand for station wagons (even quick ones) from American buyers to consider making an RS 6 that complies with regulations in the United States.
Audi hasn't turned the current-generation A6 Avant into an RS 6 yet. When the model arrives, which might not be until 2020, we'll learn more about the odds of it shredding its tires to confetti on American tarmac.
Car & Driver learned Audi is also working on an RS Q3, which will arrive with at least 400 horsepower, and an RS Q8, which will receive a twin-turbocharged, 4.0-liter V8 tuned to generate about 600 horsepower.
Note: last-generation RS 6 pictured.