Wagons may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s hard to say no to a ballistic missile like the Audi RS6 Avant, with supercar levels of power and performance, and enough room for the family and their luggage.
The model is neck-snapping fast without any outside intervention, as the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, used in the latest iteration, develops 592 HP (600 PS / 441 kW) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque. MTM, however, thinks that it could make do with even more oomph, so they have launched a performance upgrade that unleashes a whopping 712 HP (722 PS / 531 kW) and 701 lb-ft (950 Nm).
First Drive: Audi’s New RS6 Avant Fits In America Like A Glove
We cannot answer the ‘how fast is it’ question, as MTM did not say anything about the performance, but it should improve on the stock RS6’s numbers that does the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 3.6 seconds and maxes out at 190 mph (305 km/h). We could tell you about other numbers, though, such as the cost of having such a beast parked in the driveway: €9,998.99 ($11,089) for the conversion of the factory ECU and another €4,249.99 ($4,713) for the M-Cantronic Generation II. The exhaust system adds €399 ($443) and comes with two electronic flaps, for enhanced sound, and a remote control.
On MTM’s shelves, we also found a height adjustable suspension kit for €899 ($997) and 20 or 30 mm (0.8-1.2 in) spacers for €127.85 ($142) per axle, with the 40 mm (1.6 in) ones setting you back €139.75 ($155). You could also enhance the look of the super executive estate by adding their stickers on the outside for €124.88 ($139) or in the cabin for an additional €59.76 ($67), alongside a few keyrings and other accessories. Prices include tax and are available for the German market.
So, have they convinced you to invest that much into the new RS6 Avant, given that you already own one, of course, or would you rather keep it stock? As easy it may be to say no to the stickers, it’s pretty hard to ignore that your ride would become more powerful than the Lamborghini Urus, whose 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 pumps out 641 HP (650 PS / 478 kW) and 627 lb-ft (850 Nm) of torque.