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2021 Audi RS6 Avant is a 591-horsepower wonder wagon

Who doesn't want a station wagon that performs like a supercar?

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Having a friend who owns a station wagon is like having a friend who's a vegan or who owns a rescue dog: You're never going to hear the end of it. 

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The era of crossovers has given these low-slug longroofs new life among a small but vocal subset of automotive fans who want you to wake up and realize that not everybody needs a sun-blotting SUV. 

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The 2021 Audi RS6 Avant is treated like a demigod in this circle, and for good reason: It combines ample storage and enough torque to affect plate tectonics in a package that makes for one of the most compelling daily drivers for sale today.

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The RS6 Avant has a single competitor in the US: The Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon, which costs a little more and produces a little more power while returning quicker acceleration figures (3.0 seconds to 60 mph versus the Audi's 3.5) and offering a few extra cubes of cargo capacity.

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That said, the Merc's aesthetics are far more subdued inside and out, so it's mostly a manner of personal taste, especially at this price stratum.

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If you really dislike wagons for some reason, there's always the RS7, too.

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Fast wagons are few and far between, and the RS6 Avant is usually relegated to forbidden fruit status in the US, so consider this one a special treat. 

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With performance chops to spare and a properly luxurious interior that can hold more than you'd expect, there's a good reason why people fawn over the RS6. 

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If you aren't quite ready to embrace the crossover life, this middle-grounder presents a hard opportunity to pass up.

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