2018 Audi RS6 & RS6 Avant Rendered With Prologue Styling

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If Audi's Prologue concept truly is a map of things to come, then we could be in for a styling treat with next year's all-new A6 sedan and Avant.

We already know that they've put elements from the next-gen A6, A7 and A8 into the Prologue (which obviously works both ways), as design chief Marc Lichte stated last year in an interview with a British magazine. "We designed the new A6, A7 and A8, then put the essence of all three into the Prologue. Every element can be traced to the production car," said Lichte.

With that being the case, what do you think about these flagship RS6 renderings? They depict both the 4-door as well as the Estate (Avant) model, and whether we like them or not, there's no denying the presence of Prologue-borrowed design elements, such as the single-frame grille and the angular headlights.

The rear of the Avant does kind of remind us of the Renault Talisman Estate, but that's only because the taillight design philosophy is rather similar.

Powertrain-wise, as of right now, your guess is as good as ours, though surely it will pack more of a punch than even the current top-spec RS6 Avant Performance edition, which is good for 605 PS and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque during overboost.

This allows for a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time of 3.7 seconds, which in turn will probably not stand the test of time for too long, since new-gen RS-cars always take steps forward in terms of performance, compared to the models they leave behind.

Renderings courtesy of Theophilus Chin