Amidst all the outpouring of excitement regarding the recent debut of the brand new 2013 Audi RS6 event – which packs no less than 560 horsepower -, we unfortunately have some bleak news for any prospecting buyers in the US.
According to a recent report, John Schilling, the product communications manager for Audi North America stated that the German super firm has “No plans on bringing the RS6 Avant here to the US”. Now perhaps we should be more surprised by this news than we actually are, but very rarely do car manufacturers release high-end models in every single country possible as they more often than not try and target specific nations which they think will generate the largest number of sales and therefore greater profits.
And evidently, Audi don’t think US buyers will be that attracted to the RS6 Avant, and that’s where the surprise comes in. The US. is known for its love of horsepower and with the RS6’s twin-turbocharged V8 engine producing 560 horsepower and 700Nm of torque between 1,750rpm and 5,500rpm, it seems like the perfect car for the US market on paper.
Nevertheless, it appears as though Audi’s decision has been made and except for a few imported cars which may soon roam around, you’re unlikely to ever see one in the US. And that’s a true shame.
We may love horsepower, but we’re not big on wagons unfortunately.
the sales were rubbish as they were in Europe too.
The fact that this isn’t available in a manual is a joke. I remember a time when the brand had integrity, now it’s just about fear of multiple inventories.