2020 Audi RS6 Rendered, Could Feature Top Panamera’s 680 PS Hybrid Powertrain

An Audi RS6 based on the recently unveiled C8 model will, inevitably, be launched at some point, but until Ingolstadt launches it, let’s see what it could look like.

Rendered as an Avant, which will most likely be the only body style of the new-gen A6 to get the RS treatment, it adds a few visual tweaks compared to the regular models.

As imagined by AscarissDesign, the super estate has different front and rear bumpers, a new grille with a honeycomb pattern and the RS logo, a slightly lowered ground clearance and new, quite big, wheels.

However, as expected, there’s more than meets the eye, as the new RS6 will benefit from chassis tweaks, a sportier suspension and better brakes, to cope with the power that will be channeled to both axles.

Speaking of which, it’s been reported that the Mercedes-AMG E63 Estate rival could use the same powertrain as the Porsche Panamera S-E Hybrid, which means a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 with an electric motor and a 14.1kWh lithium-ion battery. The PHEV develops 680 PS (670 HP) and 850 Nm (626 lb-ft) of torque in the Porsche, but it’s unknown if it will remain the same or be slightly downgraded for the Audi.

The range-topping member of the new A6 family is apparently nearly two years away, as it’s expected to arrive before 2020, whereas the lesser S6, with a rumored 450+ HP, should arrive in 2019.

The digital artist has imagined the new Audi RS6 as a sedan too, but it’s probably just an exercise as there’s a slim chance that we will get to see an RS6 in saloon guise.

  • An Existing Person

    I’d love for Audi to bring back the RS6 sedan.

    • Elmediterraneo

      The RS7 Sportback replaced the RS6 sedan just like the RS5 sportback will definetly replace the RS4 sedan.

  • Elmediterraneo

    There is also the 650 hp petrol only version for the Lamborghini Urus of that same V8 and I think will use that one in their next RS6, RS7 and S8.

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