It’s an excellent time to be an Audi fan in America! The luxury brand is now looking to expand it’s A6 wagon lineup further with the addition of the all-new 2020 A6 Allroad. And it comes with significant features that are sure to be exciting for fans of the brand. Additionally, Audi has also dropped the news that it will be sending the Audi RS6 Avant, the ultimate forbidden fruit, to the States as well.
It all started in the early 2000s, says Audi Gainesville (Fl) when Audi christened America with the Allroad 2.7T Quattro. It was exceptionally fresh and contained a bit turbo V6 engine with all-wheel-drive and a fully adjustable air-suspension that gives the car a sedan style ride at high speeds. These early Allroads were also available with a manual transmission.
Nowadays, Audi has come a long way with the all-new 2020 A6 Allroad. This upscale wagon is looking to dominate the competition with its turbocharged V6 with 335 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. The engine combines nicely with a seven-speed S Tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission paired with the Quattro all-wheel-drive. The all-new Allroad will also bring back the height-adjustable air suspension with settings designed for both on and off-road driving. Audi has also stated that the A6 Allroad will provide the most balanced engine and chassis response with 5.5 inches of ground clearance. Meanwhile, a lighter steering feel and smoother throttle will make for smooth and comfortable driving.
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As previously mentioned, Audi is also bringing the RS6 Avant to the United States as well. With its signature long-roof and powerful 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 with 591 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. Per usual, it comes with the Quattro all-wheel-drive system and can go 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds with a max speed of 189 mph. Also coming standard is the adaptive air suspension with the option of an RS sport suspension that comes with variable hydraulic dampers. The body is wider with an extra 1.6 inches on both sides, and it gets a gloss black grille and an RS exhaust system. While 21-inch wheels are standard, a set of 22-inch wheels is optional, as is rear-wheel steering.
The dashboard of the RS6 comes with multiple digital displays while promoting a luxury aesthetic with premium materials such as leather and faux suede. There are upscale features such as ventilated front seats and a head-up display to go with a cargo space of 20 cubic feet behind the rear seats, which expands to 59 cubes when the back seats are folded. Also coming standard is a power liftgate with the option of a motion-activated tailgate. The long list of driver-assistance technology includes adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and more.
High-performance station wagons are a rare thing here in the United States, but the Audi A6 Allroad and the RS6 Avant aim to please when it reaches our shores. Deriving from the brands already excellent Sedans, these souped-up station wagons add RS-specific bodywork and exclusive fast-moving features. While the competition is indeed fierce, when these two wagons finally come to America, they are sure to dominate them all.