The Wagon We Avant: Audi Unveils 2018 RS4 Estate, But It’s Not Coming Here

Where “Avant” is ubiquitous with “wagon” in Audi lingo, to American enthusiasts with a pinch of salt on their breath, it means “not for America.” That’s why the version of the A4 Avant we get—the Allroad—is more crossover than wagon (because we apparently like CUVs too much). Salt aside, while we won’t get the 2018 RS4 Avant, we can definitely dream.

Where the Allroad has 252 horsepower, the RS4 Avant has 450, and 443 lb-ft of twist to back it up. That sends it to sixty in 4.1 seconds—pretty impressive when you consider the 3,946 lb. curb weight. Quattro AWD and a ZF-supplied eight-speed automatic is standard, and judging by their execution in the S5 Sportback, they’re well paired. The RS4 will be also be offered with ceramic brakes, dynamic steering, and a drive-mode adjustable suspension system. Rounded out by plenty of cargo volume, this is one wagon we really wish Audi would send our way.

No, we probably won’t get the RS4 Avant in the U.S.—or any comparable wagon—but we can dream. And with models like the new Audi SQ5, RS7, and S5 Sportback, we think we’ll manage. To learn more about these exciting Audi Sport vehicles, contact our Morton Grove, IL dealership by phone, email, or live chat.

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