The new 2019 Audi A6 has just been revealed ahead of its original Geneva Motor Show date and the internet is naturally buzzing with news and information about Audi’s newest executive sedan. Naturally, enthusiasts want to know what faster versions of the A6 will look like, so renders are starting to trickle out. One such render is this one from AscarissDesign, who’s rendered the upcoming Audi RS6 Avant.
To be honest, this render looks like it could be of an Audi A6 Avant and not something faster. That’s not a knock on the render itself but a claim that the standard A6 already looks quite aggressive. Its wheel arches are flared and boxed out, especially at the rear, and its front air intakes are already large. This render keeps all of those features but adds some sportier wheels and carbon fiber exterior touches, as well as a “Quattro” logo on the lower front lip.
While this is probably pretty accurate to what the eventual RS6 Avant will look like, it’s certainly not very exciting. That’s also because the RS6 was never a flashy car, it’s always been a sleeper. So this should come as no surprise. Still, it would be nice to see a few more aggressive, sporty touches than just some carbon fiber mirror caps and some carbon bits in the air intakes. Having said that, it’s still a handsome looking car and it will still be mighty fast.
Speaking of fast, the Audi RS6 Avant will be a monster. There’s no official word on its powertrain but there are really only a few directions Audi can go in and the’re all very, very fast. One is to go with the same 4.0 liter twin-turbocharged V8 that’s in the Porsche Panamera Turbo, which makes 550 hp and 567 lb-ft of torque. The Panamera Turbo is capable of 0-60 mph in 3.0 seconds flat, so even though it makes less power than the current RS6, it’s faster. The new RS6 Avant could use the same engine and make similar power, or even a bit more, and be significantly faster than the current car thanks to its lighter weight. It could also go the hybrid route, like the Panamera Turbo S E Hybrid. That car makes 680 hp thanks to the same twin-turbo V8 with added electric motors.