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Audi RS6 e-tron Avant Could Pack 600 Horsepower by 2023

It should come as no surprise that Audi Sport is going to start pumping out electric performance cars. The brand is already moving at a rapid pace, pumping out a new EV seemingly every six months. The next big one for Audi is going to be the A6 e-tron, an all-electric, stylish luxury sedan. Audi being Audi, though, you can also expect a performance variant to come with it and Autocar claims that a potential Audi RS6 e-tron Avant could be here by 2023.

 

While it doesn’t outright claim the high-performance electric wagon could debut in 2026, this new report from Autocar does claim that it could very well launch at the same time as the A6 e-tron. If that’s true, and the RS6 e-tron Avant launches with its standard car, that means it could be here as early as 2023, as that’s when the A6 e-tron is rumored to hit the market.

Audi A6 e-tron Concept

 

To be honest, it’s not out of the question for this to happen. With EVs, there’s a lot more commonality between the standard version and the performance version, especially with the shared powertrains between brands, like Audi and Porsche. So the wait time between the standard car and the performance variant shouldn’t be anywhere near as long with EVs as it’s always been with internal combustion.

 

If the Audi RS6 e-tron Avant is on the way, set for a 2023 reveal, that means it should pack over 600 horsepower. Just the standard A6 e-tron alone is said to have 469 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque, so somewhere around 600 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque isn’t unlikely for the RS6 e-tron. In anything, it could have more power, as the current Audi RS e-tron GT packs 637 horsepower and 612 lb-ft.

 

The Audi RS6 e-tron Avant will be based on the same PPE architecture as the standard A6 e-tron, which means it will have a 100-ish kWh battery pack, 270 kW charging speed, and up to 400 miles of range.

 

Naturally, the idea of an Audi RS6 e-tron Avant makes us drool a bit, especially with the seductive styling of the A6 e-tron Concept, which itself is said to be 90-percent production-ready. If it’s true that it could debut by 2023, the next few years are going to be very exciting.

 

[Source: Autocar]
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Nico DeMattia

I've been in love with cars since I was a kid, specifically German cars. Now I get to drive them talk about them on the internet.