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The 2024 Audi RS 6 Avant offers supercar performance and four-door wagon versatility. With Quattro AWD, it can handle snow and rain with ease. And sinewy bodywork gives it sleek curb appeal. Even in standard form, the RS 6 is something else. But how much does it cost with all the bells and whistles? Here’s what a fully loaded 2024 Audi RS 6 Avant’s price looks like.

The 2024 Audi RS 6 Avant: picking every option

The Audi RS 6 Avant is a superlative vehicle, to say the least. Loaded with performance, tech, and luxury, the AWD wagon is fast and comfortable. And for 2024, Audi made it even better.

The new Performance trim adds a more powerful twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 with 621 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque. Also included is a 48-volt mild hybrid system for enhanced efficiency. An eight-speed tiptronic auto handles gear changes and the Quattro AWD brings an off-the-line grip. 0-60 mph arrives in 3.3 seconds, according to Audi. That’s on par with almost anything.

And the RS 6 Performance isn’t only stronger, but it’s lighter when equipped with optional 22-inch wheels and carbon ceramic brakes. The former removes 44 lbs, while the latter takes away 75 lbs. When it comes to performance, every ounce counts.

With its sculpted bodywork, the RS 6 Avant oozes style and athleticism. Flared fenders look like a rally car, while the sloping roofline is elegant and sleek. RS badging has a racy feel, and giant monoblock brake calipers show the wagon’s capabilities.

To spec the ultimate RS 6 Avant, we used the Build Your Own tool on the Audi website. In the end, we had a wagon that could hang with the finest sports cars. Here’s just some of what we added.

Picking Glacier White paint gave the RS 6 Avant a subtle, refined appearance. The Matte Carbon Package ($7,650) brought race-ready looks to the street. That included matte-black 22-inch 5-Y spoke design wheels, matte carbon exterior trim, and black roof rails.

The RS Design Package Plus Blue ($3,500) added an Alcantara-covered steering wheel, center console sides, and shift lever. Also included were blue contrast stitching, blue RS logos, and blue seat belts. Together, those elements created a racy yet upscale ambiance. We also opted for the RS Sport Exhaust System ($1,000) for a unique sound and appearance. Lastly, the RS Sport Suspension with Dynamic Ride Control ($1,250) brought adjustable settings for tuned handling.

In the end, with every option selected, our Audi RS 6 Avant had an MSRP of $156,290 (plus destination).

Is the 2024 Audi RS 6 Avant price worth the money?

The Audi RS 6 Avant is a pricey ride. On the other hand, few vehicles compare. Where else can you get the combination of dynamics, utility, and style?

While the Porsche Panamera Gran Turismo comes close, it’s more of a luxury cruiser than a rally-bred performer. For us, that gives the Audi an edge when traveling through snow or on muddy roads. With its Quattro-driven claws, the RS 6 Avant seems to crave adverse conditions.

Still, at well over $100,000, this wagon is for the devoted enthusiast. Those who need an AWD wagon with good — but not great — performance can look elsewhere and save thousands.

How it compares to the competition

Among midsize wagons, the Audi RS 6 Avant has few peers. But there are other appealing options, often at a far lower price. Let’s look at a few.

The Audi Allroad (from $69,595) offers classic Quattro AWD, wagon utility, and clean German styling. For drivers looking for an all-around ride — who don’t need track-ready performance — it’s an excellent option.

Subaru’s venerable Outback (from $30,190) is a hardy, reliable pick at a bargain price. With a spirited boxer engine and symmetrical AWD, the Outback handles challenging weather with ease. And its raised suspension gives it solid capability in ruts and mud.

Compared to the Audi RS 6 Avant, the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo (from $104,650) follows a similar theme. Offering sports car handling in a wagon layout, the Porsche has an athletic panache. It offers more trim and powertrain options, though the top-end Turbo 4S E-Hybrid costs $201,850 (with destination).

The Audi RS 6 Avant is in a class of its own. But it’ll cost you. But the German wagon has a rare combination of performance and utility, making it a unique choice for the driving enthusiast. Though picking every option gives the RS 6 Avant a lofty price, it also provides luxury and handling among the finest in the world. Is the Audi RS 6 Avant worth the price? Yes, for the Formula 1 fan with a family.


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