2019 Audi S6 Avant Reveals Its Stylish Design In Camo Free Spy Photos

The 2019 Audi A6 Avant is one of the best looking wagons in its segment and the S6 Avant is primed to be both beauty and beast.

Recently snapped undisguised outside Audi’s technical center, the S6 Avant is a handsome looking wagon that doesn’t shout about its performance credentials. While the overall design is fairly restrained, there are some subtle styling cues which separate it from the more mainstream wagon.

The front of the car has been equipped with a sportier bumper which features more aggressive air intakes. The modest changes continue out back as the wagon has a new bumper with a faux diffuser. If the design looks familiar, it should as the S6 Avant is virtually identical to the A6 Avant with the S line exterior package.

Despite sharing a similar appearance, there’s one telltale sign that isn’t your ordinary A6 Avant. We’re of course talking about the car’s four-tailpipe exhaust system which hints at something pretty powerful under the hood.

The production model should also have a handful of other unique styling touches including a slightly revised grille and faux-aluminum mirror caps. We can also expect unique wheels and plenty of S6 badging.

The minor styling changes should carry over to the cabin where we can expect a sport steering wheel, a revised instrument cluster and alloy pedals. Drivers can also look forward to unique trim and upholstery combinations.

There’s still a bit of uncertainly as to what will power the model, but one possible candidate is the twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 that resides in the RS5 Coupe. In that particular car, it develops 444 hp (331 kW / 450 PS) and 443 lb-ft (600 Nm) of torque. There have been rumors that the engine will be upgraded for use in the S6, but nothing is official as of yet.

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Picture credits: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien for Carscoops

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  • Mr. EP9

    Waiting on that RS6.

  • no25

    Actually looks really good! Looks better than the sedan imo.

  • TheBelltower

    This is infuriating. Why is Audi doing this?

    • Jason Panamera

      Benz is also doing this. Dunno why.

    • Dennis James

      Maybe for less fumes thrown in front of the next car at a stoplight, or maybe it sounds better when it is angled that way, like a resonating chamber with the pavement.

      • ace_9

        You can’t be that naive 😀 It is done this way, because it is cheaper and less complicated than having real quality exhaust pipes, which are not really needed nowadays. The problem is that people are still associating performance cars with number, size and material of exhaust pipes, so audi decided to fake them. So now everyone looking at the rear part of the car will immediately know, that it is not a common boring family wagon. And car people have something to laugh about 🙂

      • TheBelltower

        Who knows. But I would not consider any car with this kind of cheap fakery. And you know this isn’t going to be inexpensive!

  • Jason Panamera

    Pipes no more.

  • Jason Panamera

    Avant was always a nice car. That ass is better than in E class Wagon.

  • driv3r

    Have to agree that this S6 looks way more boring than the current model. The black paint plus the black matte details on the outside take all the bold optics of the S-model away. Maybe a more colorful paint and some chrome details will make it look more bold and sporty.

    That pic of the exhaust version just looks awful. Its already horrible that most manufacturers put fake exhaust on their normal line-up, but putting a true fake exhaust on a sport model is just mind blowing and a bluff to the customer. But Audi already pulled that one of with the current SQ5.

  • KidRed

    At least they’ll be easy to keep clean 😉

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