2021 Audi RS6 Avant RS Tribute Edition Celebrates The RS2 Avant

Finally, the Audi RS6 Avant is no longer a forbidden fruit. To coincide with the long-awaited arrival of the superwagon in North America, the Four Rings presents a special edition reminiscent of where it all began: the RS2 Avant. The fast family car built by Porsche with many elements developed by the Zuffenhausen brand represents the origins of the faster models from Audi.

While the modern equivalent of the short-lived RS2 is technically the RS4 Avant, the smaller of the two performance wagons is unfortunately not available in the United States. The new Tribute Edition is based on the RS6 and takes inspiration from the iconic five-cylinder machine from the mid-1990s by adopting a similar Nogaro Blue paintwork. It is combined with black design accents for the grille, side slats, roof rails and roof rails in black, while the mirror caps are painted in the main body color.

It rides on 22 inch wheels with red painted steel brake calipers providing a contrasting effect while matching the RS6 logo. The retro touches have a matching on the inside where the Denim Blue stitching continues the Nogaro Blue theme on the outside. The same denim blue shade has also been applied to the leather-wrapped lower panels of the Valcona S Sport seats as well as to the RS floor mats.

While the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 is carried over from the standard RS6 with 591 horsepower and 590 pound-feet (800 Newton-meters) of torque, Audi installs the sports exhaust system as standard equipment for a more soundtrack. strong. To sweeten the pot, the Ingolstadt-based brand is adding the Driver Assistance Package with Adaptive Cruise Control with Side Assist. Additionally, the Executive Package is part of the offering and includes a heads-up display, soft-close doors, heated rear seats and extended leather throughout the interior. As a final touch, Audi adds the Bang & Olufsen audio system.

Limited to 25 cars, the 2021 RS6 Avant Tribute Edition costs $ 136,800 (plus $ 1,045 in destination fees) and Audi is already taking orders. That’s $ 27,800 more expensive than a base RS6, but the premium is justified to some extent once you factor in all the standard equipment that would otherwise cost you more on a regular RS6.

The audio system alone is a $ 4,900 option, while the Driver Assistance and Executive packages are worth $ 4,750 combined. These wheels cost $ 1,500 more and you’ll pay the same amount for the sports exhaust and side assist system. Of course, the exclusive paint job is the main reason the Tribute Edition costs almost as much as a fully charged RS6.

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