For nearly 20 years, Audi’s RS Avants have been the ultimate “forbidden fruit” to US car enthusiasts. They were always remarkably fast and capable in any weather thanks to their Quattro all-wheel drive system, while the design was both subtle and practical for everyday use. Yet no matter how much American enthusiasts asked, Audi would not bring these cars to the states. Finally, in 2019, after seeing the success of fast wagons like the Mercedes Benz E63 S, Audi elected to start selling the RS6 Avant in America- this generation, known as the “C8” is the fastest one yet and is packed with modern technology such as rear-wheel steering and a 48-volt mild hybrid system. The car immediately grabbed headlines at every automotive publication thanks to its aggressively flared fenders and Porsche 911 rivaling performance. Quickly the order lists filled up with enthusiasts who had been waiting years for the opportunity to buy an RS6 Avant.
Sold in September of 2021, this 2022 Audi RS6 Avant has had just one local San Francisco Bay Area owner since new and is in outstanding condition. Finished in Mythos Black Metallic, the car shows just 12,607 miles and has been extensively optioned from the factory with a host of performance, convenience, and appearance upgrades. To accent the metallic black paint, the Carbon Optic Package has been optioned on the exterior which fits the car with 22” 5-V-Spoke wheels with gloss black accents and a beautiful carbon fiber finish on the exterior mirror housings, side sills as well as both the front and rear splitter. The entirety of the car has been wrapped in paint protection film to keep both the paint and carbon fiber chip free.
The interior of the car is covered in black leather with Rock Gray stitching throughout. The RS Design package fits this RS6 with extended leather on the dashboard, armrest, and center console which is all accented by detailed stitching and gives the car a particularly upscale feel inside. In order for the car to be furnished with all of the most modern safety features, the Driver Assistance Package was selected which gives the car adaptive cruise control along with lane assist and intersection assist- all of which make this car a perfect daily driver and will alleviate much of the stress of driving in traffic. Additionally, the Executive package adds a comprehensive, color heads-up display, heated rear seats, and power soft closing doors.
Powering the RS6 Avant is a 4.0 liter twin-turbocharged V8 which is helped by a 48V mild hybrid system that when combined produces 592 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. This gives the RS6 a 0-62 time of just 3.6 seconds and, although limited to 155 mph, is capable of over 190 mph at the top end. This car has been optioned with the Sport Exhaust system that offers an assertive bark under acceleration from the big V8 but does not introduce any drone while on the highway. In standard driving, the Quattro all-wheel drive distributes 40% of the power to the front and 60% rear, but is capable of shifting up to 70% to the front or 85% to the rear if the car deems it necessary. An adaptive suspension offers a smooth ride but can also lower the car by 10mm at high speed for improved aerodynamics or raise it by 20mm at slower speeds while driving around town.
After nearly 2 decades of waiting, it is safe to say that driving enthusiasts across the United States are thrilled to finally be able to get behind the wheel of an RS6 Avant. With its agile chassis, exceptional powertrain, and comfortable interior, no sacrifices are made in terms of performance or practicality- making this truly an ultimate do-everything car. This RS6 Avant has a very desirable specification and has been well cared for from new making it a great opportunity to skip the waiting list at your local dealership.