Why the Audi S4 Avant and BMW 535 Touring are Future Classics

As you may have noticed there are a number of readers who are, shall we say, a bit fanatical about the wagon body style. I can’t think of anyone in particular at the moment, but trust me, they are among us. It is also no secret that in the U.S. lovers of long-roofs and ample cargo space are often forgotten by… » 7/29/13 10:33am 7/29/13 10:33am

2012 Audi A6 Avant: Aluminum und Kinder

See, it's not that hard. Every time Audi updates its middle-range A6 sedan, it also comes out with a wagon version, offering the same amenities with more aluminum-und-steel hauling. Here's the 2012 edition of the A6 Avant. » 5/18/11 2:45pm 5/18/11 2:45pm

2009 Audi S4 Sedan, Avant Revealed Ahead Of Paris

We've been showered with photos and details of the new Audi S4 Sedan » 9/23/08 9:30am 9/23/08 9:30am and ahead of the official unveiling and the numbers do look good. Using supercharging and direct injection, the folks in Ingolstadt have managed to squeeze 333 HP out of the 3.0-liter V6, good for a 5.1 second 0-to-62 run while still returning an…

Audi RS6 Avant or Audi R8, Which Is The Fastest?

Though Audi claims that both the Audi RS6 Avant » 8/28/08 6:00pm 8/28/08 6:00pm and are equally fast to 62 mph and 124 mph, we've always been skeptical as to whether or not the Überwagen of our dreams could actually compete. Thankfully, the folks at mag had a version of each to test out. The bottom line? Almost. Both share a quarter-mile time of…

Audi RS6 Sedan Spied In Germany

We've already gotten a look at the twin turbocharged, V10-powered, 580 HP Audi RS6 Avant, but now a camo-free Audi RS6 Sedan has been spied making the rounds in Germany. The new sedan über alles shares a lot of the ultra-Bruce styling present in the wagon version, but also gets revised tail lights and the upturned trunk … » 4/30/08 8:00am 4/30/08 8:00am

2009 Audi S4 Avant Spotted?

According to the forum fan-boys who think the World of Audi, this is the new Audi S4 Avant. While that certainly looks like it's got the s-line bumper and bigger brakes — at least one of us is telling us we should be hedging our bets on this. But another one of us wonders who we are to argue with the folks from » 2/24/08 10:02pm 2/24/08 10:02pm

2009 Audi A4 Avant Breaks Cover Before Geneva, Stores Broken Cover In…

As if the 2009 Audi A4 isn't sexy enough, the lines have been stretched to wagon proportions for the 2009 Audi A4 Avant. It's a good option for someone who wants the style of an A4 but needs the utility of a wagon (and yes, they're bold enough to call it a "wagon" in the press release). Though storage isn't of minivan… » 2/19/08 7:20pm 2/19/08 7:20pm

First Promotional Video of 2008 Audi RS6 Avant, It Rocks


We're not sure if this video includes a subliminal ploy by the folks at Audi to show quickly spliced photos of rocks to get us to say that their 2008 RS6 Avant rocks, but we guess it's working on us. Of course, it's just like your average grocery getter (assuming that your average grocery getter is powered by a twin… » 12/20/07 12:45pm 12/20/07 12:45pm

Audi RS4 Production Ending Next Month

Sigh. Back in June we told you that the RS4 Sedan was going out of production. Then, later in June, we explained that actually, no, Audi would keep building the RS4. Today's news is a bit of clarification. In November of this year (2007) Audi will stop building the RS4 Sedan. The convertible and the motherluvin' Avant » 10/22/07 9:15am 10/22/07 9:15am

Ferrari 456 Venice Vs. Audi RS4 Avant

Frankly, we were a wee bit shocked at the overly enthusiastic response to the prancing horse station wagon. More than one of you lamented the fact that you're not a dragon. You also chose a BMW over a Ferrari in yesterday's QOTD. All of this means that y'all are the most sophisticated group of car nutz on teh… » 10/05/07 11:30am 10/05/07 11:30am

Frankfurt Auto Show: Audi RS6 Avant in White

While we knew the Audi Audi RS6 Avant was coming, we had no idea Bryan Adams was going to belt out an acoustic rendition of Run to You after the cover was pulled on the V10 twin-turbo wagon. As the rest of the presentation was in German the details are still hazy. We do know the world needs more hopped up sportwagons… » 9/11/07 11:30am 9/11/07 11:30am

New Video Of 2008 Audi RS6 Avant And This Time It's On The Road!


After yesterday's static video shots we were aching for more. But oh boy, now Audi's done it — they've given us some on-road footage of the new Audi RS6 Avant to be unveiled this Tuesday at the Frankurt Auto Show (follow the whole shebang live from now until the last sheet drops on Wednesday right here). That's right, … » 9/07/07 9:15am 9/07/07 9:15am

Wagon Wars: Which Über-Wagon Would You Rather Drive?

There's been a lot of wacky wagon action going on around us over the past 24 hours. We've seen the pre-Frankfurt Auto Show reveals of both the new 580 HP Audi RS6 Avant and the new 457 HP Mercedes C 63 AMG Estate both shoot by us, showing off some incredible hotness. While we're assuming just on a power comparison… » 9/05/07 12:00pm 9/05/07 12:00pm

A Pre-Frankfurt Auto Show Unveiling For The Audi RS6 Avant!

Because our good friend Zerin hearts us, we've got you some shots of the new Audi RS6 Avant speed wagon well before it's unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Don't say we didn't pass all 580 hp (maybe even more than 600 according to some sources) of that love right on to ya from the RS6 Avant's V10 Twin Turbo TFSI … » 9/04/07 6:42pm 9/04/07 6:42pm