Audi Philippines started the year strong by introducing its high-performance RS line. The introductory models started with the RS 3 Sedan, followed by the RS Q8, and recently, the refreshed R8 V10 Plus. Interestingly, the debut of the RS 6 Avant was a bit quieter. There was no separate announcement for the model. Instead, they only mentioned that the RS 6 was available in the press releases of the RS 3, RS Q8, and R8.
Well, we might have found out why. According to a source, the 2021 RS 6 Avant is nearly sold out. From what we were told, only a handful of units remain as well. One of them is even on display in their BGC showroom – a black one – along with the other RS models. It's easy to see why a high-performance wagon would be such a hot seller. But first, a quick recap on the model.
The current-generation RS 6 Avant debuted in August 2019. Similar to its predecessors, it offered the practicality of a wagon but the performance of supercars. Under the hood of the RS 6 is a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with a mild-hybrid assist that produces 600 horsepower and 800 Nm torque. Power is sent to all-four wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission.
The result? A wagon capable of going 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds. For reference, that's around the same as the new Porsche 911 Carrera S. Meanwhile, 0 to 200 km/h takes a bit longer at 12 seconds.
As for design, it is one of the most aggressive-looking Audi models to date. It features lowered suspension, large wheels, big brakes, and wide fenders. Despite the mean look, it is still practical with 565 liters of trunk space with the rear seats up and 1,680 liters with the seats folded.
A practical wagon, with supercar performance, no wonder it sells fast. Not to mention it will fly under the radar, unlike most flashy supercars.
Interested in one of the last few RS 6 Avant units? Better head to Audi Philippines dealerships soon before others get ahead. We weren't told the exact price, but be prepared to shell out around PHP 12 million for one.