Last year, Audi did something a little unexpected. He gave in to the cries of fans of long roofs in America who were crying for a quick and fun break. The RS6 Avant is not only fast, it is super fast thanks to a sweet hybrid 4.0-liter V8 with twin turbocharger of 591 horsepower (441 kilowatts). Unfortunately, this kind of punch in an elegant all-wheel drive wagon comes with a supercar price.
Audi finally has its configurator for the RS6 Avant 2020, and as the title already says, the options are very expensive. The base model already tips the scales at $ 109,000, not counting $ 995 in destination charges. The good news is that the entry-level RS6 Avant still has the same punch, with 0-60 hitting in just 3.6 seconds. Top speed is limited to 155 mph, but it goes up to 190 mph depending on the packages and options, which we will now discuss starting from the outside.
As for colors, only Nardo Gray is offered free of charge. Everything else is an additional $ 595, except for Sebring Black Crystal, which costs $ 1,075. Things get a little confusing with the wheel selection, because two whole packages are offered here – the Black Optic pack and the Carbon Optic pack. Naturally, carbon is more expensive and, in this particular case, it adds $ 6,350 to the price.
Inside, the strange choice of comfortable seats with a range of technologies and performance brings us to a higher MSRP. Among these packages, significant additions are the driver assistance package for $ 2,250, the executive package for $ 2,500 and the night vision system for an additional $ 2,500. Opting for the high-end Bang & Olufsen 3D audio system adds $ 4,900 to the price, but the big tamale is the gray ceramic brake package for $ 8,900. If you want to reach 190mph with your family in the back, here is what you will need to do it.
With all the other boxes checked for the smaller options and accessories, we arrive at the final price at full load of $ 141,320. The options total $ 31,325 and yes, the final price includes the above shipping costs. It’s a big chunk of change, but it’s still almost $ 12,000 less than a base Porsche Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo with less power. However, it corresponds very closely – both in terms of price and performance – to the Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon, of which a revisited model has just been revealed.
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