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.