You might want to sit down and prepare your wallet.
Audi recently announced that pricing for the 2020 RS7 would start at $114,000. While more than an M5 or an E63, the RS7 actually undercuts the M8 Gran Coupe and GT 63 S. We wondered when we would see pricing for its most anticipated RS model, the Audi RS6 Avant, but now that question has been answered. Audi has just revealed pricing for the 2021 RS6 Avant with the most delightful press release we have ever seen.
The title of the release is 'Money Can't Buy Happiness... But It Can Buy An RS6 Avant.' While delightful, it will take a lot of money to purchase an RS6 Avant in the US. $109,000 plus a $995 destination charge to be exact. Availability will begin in the late summer of 2020.
Surprisingly, the RS6 is exactly $5,000 less expensive than its less practical (but more conventionally pretty) RS7 sibling. It's still more expensive than an M5 sedan but it's a bit less pricey than the 2020 Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon, which starts at $111,750. For your $109,000, the RS6 Avant includes a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 sending 591 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. With Quattro AWD, Audi estimates the RS6 will need just 3.5 seconds to hit 60 mph.
Buyers can choose between a standard RS-tuned air suspension or an optional RS sport suspension with Dynamic Ride Control. The top speed is limited to 155 mph but if you opt for the optional RS ceramic brakes, that number is upped to 190 mph.
Audi will also offer a 25th Anniversary Nogaro Package, which pays homage to the original RS2 wagon from 1994. Pricing for this package hasn't been revealed but only 25 examples will be built, so they are sure to sell out quickly. The Nogaro Package includes 22-inch five-spoke wheels with summer tires, RS 25th Anniversary badging, embossed seats with denim blue contrast stitching, Black Optic exterior package, driver assistance features, and a Sport exhaust.