Audi RS6 Could Arrive Next Year With 605 HP

Audi recently pulled the wraps off the all-new A6 and now we’re starting to learn more about the upcoming RS6.

While we’ve heard a handful of rumors about the model in the past, the latest report from Autobild suggests the car could be introduced as early as next year. The high-performance model is expected to be offered exclusively as a wagon but the report suggests slow wagon sales in major markets, such as China and the United States, means there’s still a chance for a sedan variant.

Power will reportedly be provided by the same twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that resides in models such as the Porsche Cayenne Turbo and Lamborghini Urus. In the Audi RS6 Avant, it is expected to produce around 605 PS (445 kW). If the report pans out, the car would have 45 PS (33 kW) more than its predecessor and this should enable the redesigned wagon to easily beat the outgoing model which can accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 3.9 seconds.

An RS6 Performance could follow later with an upgraded engine developing around 650 PS (478 kW) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque. This would be a significant increase over the current model which has 605 PS (445 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque.

The numbers should be taken with a grain of salt but Audi‘s head of design, Marc Lichte, has previously confirmed the RS7 – which will share a lot in common with the RS6 – will be offered in two states of tune. However, there have also been rumors the more extreme version of the RS7 would have a plug-in hybrid powertrain that combines the twin-turbo V8 with an electric motor.

Note: Audi A6 pictured

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  • alexxx

    If I never saw Audi A6 before I would say it’s a beautiful car but…for God’s sake,for 25 yr it’s the same shape…no thanks…

    • Autoexperte

      the drawing looks good, but the real end product is significantly worse

    • TheHake

      I still find the current A6 the best looking car on the road.

    • Mike Powers

      If it ain’t broke, why fix it?

      • Marty

        Or: why keep adding new lines instead of refining?

    • Ermal Morina

      Ikr. The side profile hasn’t changed a bit,it blows my mind that Audi is just simply going with it.It is laughable

  • rodriguez256

    Poor car was designed with flat tires from the start.

    • Dariush

      its actually a very nice sketch, just need few adjustment and its perfect!

      • rodriguez256

        I agree, I like it as well, just funny that they didn’t pay much attention to the tires.

  • Rudy marthen

    What car is pictured? Looks like a coupe not the Avant wagon described.

  • T2X

    Please please, release a Sedan as well and not only a worse Avant!

    • TheHake

      what is a worse Avant?

  • Blanka Li

    For the love of all that is holy – or unholy – PLEASE bring the RS6 Avant to the states.

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