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.