- audi has released a video about its upcoming rs6 avant that runs more than six minutes and will make any audi or wagon fan tear up.
- the video co-stars the 1970s audi fox avant.
- it's a clear play for the hearts and minds of u.s. car buyers, getting them ready for the new wagon's arrival as a 2020 model—and it works.
when audi announced earlier this week that the mighty rs6 avant is officially coming to the united states, car lovers from sea to shining sea rejoiced. after all, this is a 591-hp wagon that, reportedly, goes from zero to 62 mph in 3.6 seconds and can hit a staggering 190 mph. not bad for a grocery getter!
well, prepare to fall in love even more, thanks to a tear-jerking six-minute youtube spot that follows an audi lover's obsession with the brand from birth through fatherhood—and from a '70s-era fox avant all the way to the 2020-slated rs6.
the ad has fun with the idea that this is the first wagon to come to north america in audi sport's 25-year history; during the part of the video where the protagonist is a teen, we see an ad for a '94 rs2 avant that notes it is "not available in u.s." sad!
if you're at your desk and don't want to get choked up watching parents die, children be born, and an audi-centered romance blossom, skip to the end and you can listen to the twin-turbo 4.0-liter v-8 in all its glory.
on second thought, that might make you cry, too.