According to a recent report by Britain’s Autocar, the next-generation Audi RS4 may only be available as a station wagon when it reaches showrooms. We can’t help but fear this will reduce the odds it makes it to America.
After all, the number of fans of high-performance wagons in this country is pretty small, and about 87 percent of those enthusiasts are automotive journalists who don’t need to buy cars because, hey, they’ve got free ones coming in all the time. The market is so small, Audi doesn’t even see fit to bring the S4 or S6 Avants to America…so it’s no stretch to imagine Audi executives saying, “Hmm, we can’t find enough people to buy sport wagons in the U.S., so there’s probably no point in selling a super-sport wagon there, either.”
Then again, Audi has promised to bring more RS models to the United States, and not bringing over the RS4 just because it has space for a golden retriever in back would kiiiinda seem like chickening out. Besides, with the sleek B8 body and the 444 horsepower 4.2 liter V8 from the RS5, we’re fairly certain they could move enough RS4 Avants to make it worth their time. [via Autocar]
Pictured: the current Audi S4 Avant. Just imagine it with an extra 111 horsepower and a badass body kit…