The year 2020 will be remembered for just how difficult and infuriating it’s been. Very few people have had a good 2020. However, there have been some good cars on sale this year, which is about the smallest silver lining in history but it’s a silver lining nevertheless. Some very cool cars, including some very cool Audis, were sold in 2020 and those cars have been points of solace for many struggling car enthusiasts. So let’s take a look a the top five Audis on sale in 2020.
Audi e-tron S
Among all of Audi’s cars, the e-tron might get the least love. Not because it’s a bad car but because it does lack the range of most other cars in its class and even some that are cheaper. So it does get a bit of flak. However, that’s not to say it’s a bad car because it isn’t and the Audi e-tron S is actually pretty awesome. Not only is it a fully-electric luxury SUV but it has three electric motors, two at the back axle and one at the front, so it can properly torque vector through corners. That makes it one of the coolest EV SUVs in the world.
Audi A3 Sportback
The Audi A3 Sportback might not be an exciting car, as it’s just a standard Audi hatchback with a suite of efficient engines and sensible practicality. However, the A3’s ability to blend sporty-ish driving, an excellent interior and hatchback practicality into one premium product is impressive. The A3 has a lovely blend of sportiness and luxury and probably strikes that balance better than its competitors. It might not be a thrilling car but the Audi A3 Sportback is one of the brand’s best.
This might be my personal favorite performance SUV on sale at the moment. Too many performance SUVs mess up the formula. Some try too hard to be sports cars and end up overly stiff and useless. While others just feel like floating luxo-barges with big, stonking engines. However, the Audi SQ8 strikes a beautiful balance between ride comfort and engaging driving dynamics. Plus, it has a brilliant 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8, a stunning interior and an exterior design that looks special. There’s honestly no need for an RS Q8, the standard SQ8 is all the performance SUV anyone needs.
Audi R8 V10 Performance
How can we create a list of the best Audis on sale and not add the R8. We had the chance to test the Audi R8 V10 Performance for a week and it completely blew us away. The idea of an everyday supercar might sound boring to many enthusiasts, as its everyday nature makes it less exciting. However, that daily usability is part of the R8’s charm. It’s so civilized and calm when you want it to be but an absolute monster when you don’t. Also, its 5.2 liter naturally-aspirated V10 is potentially the best engine in the world and, being an everyday supercar and all, you get to hear it everyday, all the time.
Audi RS6 Avant
There really can only be one real answer for the best Audi on sale right now — the Audi RS6 Avant. Audi shocked the world with this new RS6’s looks, as it’s a breathtakingly beautiful performance wagon. It looks so sharp and aggressive and yet also so elegant and beautiful. But it also has a 591 horsepower V8 under its hood and the potential to smoke sports cars at the line, all while taking your kids to school with the dog in the trunk. When it comes to all-around performance packages, the Audi RS6 Avant is among the best in the world and certainly the best from Ingolstadt.