By now I'm sure that you have heard the big news that the 2020 Audi RS6 Avant will be coming to the US!! This high-performance wagon has amassed an incredibly large fan base overseas in Europe - having Americans begging for a release stateside for years.

Finally Audi has listened and US enthusiasts are rejoicing.. and dying for more information regarding the release. That's where Audi Mission Viejo comes in to save the day!

Here is everything that we know (and don't know) so far about the 2020 RS6 Avant including a release date, price, technical specifications, changes from the previous model, and more.

Audi Hasn't Been All THAT Secret About A US Release
This reveal hasn't come as a shock to many Audi super fans that follow along closely to the Audi world. There have been rumors being spread around since all the way back towards the end of 2018 that an Audi executive had been pretty loose with this classified information.

In fact, Audi basically gave away the information themselves publicly back in march of 2019 when they posted this tweet:

So, What's New In The 2020 RS6 Avant?
The Audi RS6 is based upon the regular A6 model each year - however there is VERY little that remains the same and transfers over from one model to the next. The A6's RS variant, which stands for Racing Sport, is a whole new beast which holds true to its name.

The 2020 RS6 Avant is so upgraded in fact that the only exterior components that are being transferred over from the standard A6 model are the roof, front doors, and tailgate. These body style changes lead to the RS6 Avant looking like the meanest looking sports wagon on the market, ready to hit the the race track right after picking up your dry-cleaning.

Additionally, the 2020 Avant has extremely thin yet powerful LED headlights that are pulled straight from the A7 and an aggressive looking bumper and grille which adds to the intimidation factor.

On the inside, the RS6 gets a sporty upgrade as well with a performance steering wheel, comfortable bucket seats with luxurious Valcona leather imprinted with a honeycomb pattern, and a dashboard which shows performance output levels so you know just how hard you're pushing it.

What Are The Technical Specs Of The 2020 RS6 vs S6 vs A6?
 Horsepower 591 HP
444 HP
248 HP
 Torque 591 lb-ft
 443 lb-ft
273 lb-ft
 0-60 MPH
 3.6 seconds
 4.4 seconds
 5.2 seconds
 Top Speed
 190 MPH
 155 MPH
155 MPH

Special Tuning - Technical Specifications

As of January, 2020, MTM USA, aka Motoren Technik Mayer, has already successfully tuned the RS6 Avant, increasing the horsepower from 591 to an insane 787. This is an increase of 33.2% through strictly software updates - no changes in any of the stock parts or mechanics whatsoever.

Along with horsepower, torque increased 28.8% to 760 lb-ft. With the RS6 Avant not even out yet available for purchase, the future of specialization for this beast of a wagon looks extremely promising. Who knows exactly what the Avant will be capable of once all of the other tuners and shops get to try their hand at tweaking and improving. In fact, MTM has announced that this is only stage 1 of their special tuning of the Avant. We look forward to paying close attention to what this team, and other talented ones like it, will be able to accomplish.

How Much Will The 2020 Audi RS6 Avant Cost?
There are a few clues that we can look at to help us point out a likely pricing point for the 2020 Audi RS6 Avant. First off is the pricing of the previous model's 2019 price, which is ~$93,000. Given that there have been various mechanical and body upgrades since this model, it is likely that it will be higher than this.

Next, we can look at its similar competition's price, the Mercedes AMG E63 S Wagon. This comes in at a starting price of $108,000, which is likely to be higher or similarly priced to the 2020 RS6 Avant.

Given this information, it is likely that the 2020 Audi RS6 Avant will cost somewhere close to $100,000 as a starting price.

When Is The 2020 Audi RS6 Avant Release Date?
The 2020 Audi RS6 Avant has been released and they are now a few in the hands of customers. The reviews are in and the 2020 Audi RS6 Avant has been a major hit. Customers have been raving about the all around performance and comfort. At this time don't expect to find a new RS6 Avant sitting on the showroom floor as all new models have been spoken for.

Fun Facts About The 2020 Audi RS6 Avant

  • The designer of the RS6's exterior, Francesco D'Amore, has made the comparison of the 2020 RS6 Avant to Darth Vader and said that it is the Autobahn killer. We can definitely get behind this comparison, as the new Avant's design makes this super-speed wagon look like a mean force to be reckoned with. Much like Darth Vader, we imagine the 2020 RS6 Avant will be taking people's breath away.

  • The 2020 model will be the FIRST RS6 Avant to be sold in the US since its conception nearly 2 decades ago in 2002. The European parent branch of Audi never thought that there would be enough of a market with demand to make it worthwhile, but the US fans were insistent enough to finally convince them otherwise. Lets hope that our stateside support is enough to keep the RS wagon models coming back for years to come!

  • While Avant obviously is referring to and can be replaced with station wagon when referencing Audi, its true meaning is something that is debated. The commonly accepted meaning of the usage of Avant, however, is referencing its French translation which is "before/forward", as in the RS Avants are 'forward thinking' or 'ahead of their time'.