Since it was announced in August and after seeing it in the flesh at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, we’ve been eagerly awaiting details on the 2021 Audi RS 6 Avant — and one of the final pieces of the puzzle has now clicked into place: pricing.
The cost for this jack-of-all-trades that can do 155 mph while fitting a family and all of their junk is $109,995 (including a $995 destination charge), sliding in right below the recently announced price of the closely related RS 7. With the two vehicles sharing a powertrain as well as many other features and parts, it’s likely to come down to your preference for a wagon or a sportback. It’s no simple choice, because — if you’ll indulge me in a moment of gushing — they’re both gorgeous.
Some details for the RS 6 Avant have shifted slightly from our first encounter with the Euro-spec version of the car. Official horsepower and torque figures sit at 591 and 590, respectively, from the twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 engine. That’s enough power to scoot the RS 6 Avant from 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds all the way up to 155 mph (or 190 mph with the RS ceramic brakes installed).
Audi told us at the L.A. Auto Show that the RS 6 Avant would offer some kind of high-performance package, which could include the aforementioned brakes and likely some other performance upgrades (the optional Dynamic Ride Control suspension probably among them). But there’s no official word on that or how much it will cost yet.
More From Cars.com:
- Hey, Cool Dad! The Audi RS 6 Avant Wagon Is Coming Stateside
- Audi Shows Up Big in L.A. With E-Tron Sportback, RS Q8 and Much More
- 2021 Audi RS 7 Price and Specs: My Baby Is Back
- A Wagon for Christmas? Audi Unwraps 2020 A6 Allroad
- 2020 Audi S4 Review: Lost in the Shuffle or Ready to Hustle?
The RS 6 Avant will be easy to pick out on the road since Audi doesn’t currently offer a wagon version of the A6 beyond the A6 Allroad, which is conspicuously cladded and raised to perform better off-road. Audi also says that the exterior of the RS 6 Avant is made solely of RS-specific body parts; it’s wider than the A6 on which it’s based and has a more aggressive nose, with a black honeycomb front grille flanked by gigantic air inlets. Wheels come in 21- or 22-inch varieties, the larger wheels being part of the available Black Optic or Carbon Optic appearance packages.
Hopefully the arrival of this high-performance wagon is a sign of good things to come as more of Europe’s forbidden fruits cross the Atlantic to our shores. Keep an eye out for the 2021 RS 6 Avant rocketing by when it hits dealerships in the summer.
Cars.com’s Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews. In line with Cars.com’s long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don’t accept gifts or free trips from automakers. The Editorial department is independent of Cars.com’s advertising, sales and sponsored content departments.