€127,000 – that’s the starting price of the new Audi RS6 Avant in Germany. Repairing this super carriage after an impromptu bath would cost almost the same. The drenched C8-gen family carrier from Ingolstadt came with a six-figure repair bill, according to police, after the driver/diver accidentally decided to wash it thoroughly.
The crash occurred last Thursday morning, February 17, following a driver error that caused the AMG competitor E63 Estate to jump into the Neckar river in Germany. It happened near Gundelsheim, a town in the Heilbronn district of Baden-Württemberg located in southern Germany. It wasn’t until Sunday when eyewitness Maik Roth saw a long roof Audi sleeping with fish. He immediately notified the water police.
The Heilbronn fire department also arrived on the scene with its sonar to detect possible pieces that might have detached from the RS6 after an unwanted swimming experience. Recording published by STIMME.tv shows the high-performance Avant being rescued from the water using a crane mounted on a water police vessel.
The estate quickly hit the ground and then the police got to work to investigate what went wrong. You’ve never seen the bottom of the latest generation RS6, now is the perfect opportunity. Local media reported there was nothing wrong with the Audi (before it sank) as the crash was entirely the fault of the driver. He parked the car next to the slipway to go to the bathroom. After returning to his 591-horsepower engine carrying the Four Rings, he somehow went into the water. Pedal crash maybe?
Thankfully, he managed to get out of the sinking car in time to reach the beach alone. The 37-year-old driver is safe and sound, although he was in moderate shock and suffering from mild hypothermia. Now that the police investigation is complete, the flooded Audi RS6 Avant is about to hit dealerships.
Will it run again?