In this world where everyone wants to buy an SUV, a crossover, an SAV or an EV, the knock-on effect is that some much-loved automotive segments have dwindled in popularity and in many cases struck from the production roll altogether. One of these is that of the estate, also known as a station wagon, wagon, avant or even the more colloquial and descriptive term of longroof. There have been some pretty special ones over the years, one that’s since disappeared that had fans around the world was the Volvo 850 R, famed for having the aerodynamics of a brick but the coolest body lines ever. Sure there have been a few other wagon styles from Volvo, but they lost their edge and as a result, sales. Audi has had the Avant range for many years now, and the automaker has managed to garner enough sales to keep them in production. The German automaker offers up the Audi RS4 Avant and the bigger brother, the RS6 Avant. They’ve always been as fast as they have been expensive, and the latest generation RS6 is more supercar than commuter. Powering the RS6 Avant is a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 that sends a very healthy 463kW of power with 850Nm of torque through to all four wheels via Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive system. It’s good for a 0-100 km/h sprint in just 3.4 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 280 km/h. If you throw a bit more money at the option list it can reportedly cross the 300 km/h mark. It’s fast.
Take a look at the YouTube video from the chaps at What Car? as they do a direct comparison between the Audi RS6 Avant and the BMW M3 Touring. It would make more sense to pair the Beemer up against Audi's RS4 Avant, but we like all kinds of review comparisons: NEW Audi RS6 vs BMW M3 Touring review – what's the best super estate? | What Car?
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