Some of us here at Motor Illustrated love wagons a little too much. One such person actually owns three of them for reasons known only to myself, I mean, himself. Station wagons have gone from go-to family vehicles to the cars that no one wanted to be seen dead in.
This was certainly the case in North America where the American carmakers have all but given up trying; the moneys are in utility vehicles. European automakers have not abandoned estates. In fact, Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Volkswagen and Volvo have kept the dream alive for enthusiasts.
Wagons, or long-roofs, have become fashionable again if only for the rare few that understand the true coolness factor of these highly aerodynamic, functional and versatile cars. The last decade or so has actually seen the birth of some of the most desirable wagons ever. They’re fast, sexy, drive as though on rails and did I mention fast and sexy?
Don’t believe me? Check out this video put together by Auditography and tell me you do not covet this automobile. The closest we ever got to something like this was the B7 S4 Avant and the B7 RS 4. This B9 RS 4 is a monster: Bi-turbo 2.9-liter V6, 450-horsepower and 443 lb.-ft. of torque from 1,900 to 5,000 rpm (!) and 0-100 km/h in 4 seconds (!!).
I’ve said enough. Watch the video: 2018 Audi RS 4 Avant. Drool. Wipe. Repeat.