The Best-Looking Audi Wagon Making Its Way to Canada: 2020 Audi RS 6 Avant


The Best-Looking Audi Wagon Making Its Way to Canada: 2020 Audi RS 6 Avant

The Audi RS 6 attracted an instant devoted following when it was first launched in 2002. Boasting the performance of a street-legal racer with the practicality of a station wagon, it filled a slot in the market which no one outside Audi knew existed.


However, Canadian drivers weren't invited to the party, with the RS 6 line being restricted to European and world markets. All that's set to change, with the 2020 RS 6 Avant finally making its long-awaited debut in Canada.


What are the 2020 Audi RS 6 Avant features expected to make the most impact?




Superior Performance


The RS designation comes from the German 'rennsport', meaning 'racing sport', and that gives a solid clue to the priorities of the Avant. Under the hood lies a 4.0L twin-turbo V8 engine pushing out a full 600 horsepower and 590lb-ft of torque. This power is passed through an eight-speed automatic transmission to the all-wheel drive.


However, this is no ordinary all-wheel drive. As standard, the power is delivered at 60 percent to the rear wheels and 40 percent to the front. This provides handling similar to a rear-wheel drive vehicle.


Depending on conditions and preference, the distribution can be shifted to 70 percent front-wheel drive or 85 percent rear, making the RS 6 Avant a versatile and capable wagon in all situations.



Great Looks


The wagon class may not be famous for stylish looks, but the RS 6 Avant bucks the trend. Boasting front and rear spoilers to help channel the performance, the imposing yet sleek outline leaves no doubt that this is a car as at home on the track as the street.



Interior Space and Features


Excellent performance aside, the RS 6 Avant also fulfills its wagon duties with distinction, providing 565L of cargo space with a full passenger load or 1,680L with the seats folded down.


As you'd expect from a top-line Audi model, the cabin is extremely comfortable and sports a wide range of the latest technology. Perhaps most notable is the Virtual Cockpit system which supplies every piece of information a driver could need, from current torque output to acceleration rates and g-force levels sustained.


However, considering that the Avant can reach 100km/h in just 3.6 seconds, and has a rated top speed of 305km/h, careful examination of figures might not be the main thing on most drivers' minds.



Digital Matrix LED Headlamps


As with most of Audi's recent high-end models, the RS 6 Avant features advanced digital matrix LED headlamps. These allow focusing of illumination with pin-point accuracy, even down to the level of projecting guidelines onto the road ahead. While this may sound like a gimmick, it's actually an effective safety innovation which is likely to soon become standard.



Book a Test Drive


If you're looking for a station wagon which combines ultimate performance with comfort and utility, this latest Audi is an unbeatable choice. Contact us now to be first in line for a test drive when the 2020 Audi RS 6 Avant finally arrives in Canada.


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