The 2021 Audi RS 6 Avant Offers Power and Performance for 6-Figure Price

Audi isn’t known for making the most affordable vehicles. Sure, you can buy an entry-level luxury car from the brand, but their more powerful, well-balanced models, the RS models — which are equivalent to the M models from BMW, come at a premium price. The real question is whether or not the six-figure price tag of the 2021 Audi RS6, which would buy you some supercars, is worth it to buying this surprisingly well-rounded, performance-oriented luxury sedan?

How much does the 2021 Audi RS6 Avant cost?

Audi RS6 Avant
Audi RS6 Avant | Sjoerd van der Wal, Getty Images

The Audi RS6 Avant comes with a hefty six-figure starting price with an MSRP of $110,045 — and, as the RS model, it’s the only trim level available. The RS6 Avant is one of the brand’s ultimate luxury sedans, offering everything you could look for from high-quality textiles in the cabin, the latest safety features, and, of course, tech that makes your car even more convenient and worth showing off. It comes with a pretty extensive list of features that come standard, and these don’t even include all of the additional options and packages, either. With the standard Audi RS6 Avant, you can expect:

  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Sports front seats with heating and ventilation
  • Powered adjustable steering wheel with telescoping 
  • Four-zone automatic climate control 
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Bang & Olufsen surround sound
  • 360-degree camera
  • Lane departure warning
  • Wireless smartphone charging pad
  • Dual touchscreen displays with navigation
  • Audi Virtual Cockpit digital gauge cluster screen

How does the 2021 Audi RS6 Avant perform?

For a luxury vehicle that doesn’t skip out on any of the bells and whistles, you also aren’t expected to compromise on the performance — at least for the 2021 Audi RS6. It seems we have begun to creep away from the days of needing one comfortable daily driver and a secondary vehicle for weekend enjoyment — with the Audi RS6 Avant, it seems like you get it all. Under the hood sits a powerful 4.0-liter V8 engine supported by a turbocharger to give the sports sedan 591 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. Of course, as an RS model, all-wheel drive is standard, giving it a launching experience that will have you wondering why people don’t buy this car instead of investing in a trip to a theme park. The 2021 Audi RS6 Avant also comes with a few performance-oriented upgrades as standard as well:

  • All-wheel steering
  • Adaptive air suspension
  • 21-inch wheels with summer performance tires

Is it worth the price?

There is no doubt that a six-figure car that, like most other high-end luxury cars will depreciate greatly in the first few years of ownership, is out of the budget of the average buyer. It’s far from being compared to any affordable car for the general market, but the 2021 Audi RS6 Avant may offer enough of a balance between luxury and performance to make it worth the indulgence. While buyers may be interested in some supercars of the same price, there is no doubt that the RS6 offers more practicality, making it a smarter choice in many senses — it has usable backseat space — unlike some supercars that technically have backseats, you just don’t really want to sit there, reasonable cargo capacity and all of the creature comforts to enjoy every mile of your drive, whether it’s for the weekend or just your daily commute. 

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