Audi RS6 Sedan rendered — Could it make a comeback?

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There hasn’t been an Audi RS6 Sedan since the C6 generation, the one that packed the thunderclap of a twin-turbocharged 5.2 liter V10 engine. That was a pretty incredible car. However, since then, the Audi RS6 has only been available as an Avant. While that’s not something we would normally complain about, the exclusion of a sedan has likely kept the RS6 from American shores. This render of the upcoming Audi RS6 in sedan form reminds us that if such a car was made, we could maybe get the RS6 back, in America.

In this new render from Tobias Büttner, we get to see what the upcoming RS6 might look like if it were to be made as a sedan, not an Avant. And it looks really good. We love the look of the current RS6 Avant and love performance wagons in general. However, it’s a nice reminder of what a genuinely high-performance Audi sedan looks like.

At the front, it’s a pretty typical Audi RS car, with an aggressive lower front lip with “Quattro” badging on it. It looks exactly like we’d expect an RS version of the new Audi A6 to look. It’s at the back, where it differs from an Avant, that it looks the best. In fact, if Audi does make an RS6 sedan, it needs to look like this.

The subtle rear diffuser flanked by twin massive oval exhausts make the rear of this render look fantastically aggressive. It looks like a proper performance sedan. Not a huge fan of those wheels, but they’re the one from the Audi RS5, only bigger, so we get why Tobias used them in the render.

We don’t know what sort of powertrain will move the upcoming RS6 but we’re hearing two rumors that it could be either the brand-new 4.0 liter twin-turbocharged V8 used in the new Porsche Panamera Turbo or that engine combined with an electric motor to make a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Either way, expect it to have more than 600 hp and nail 60 mph in the very low three-second range, maybe even break into the high two-second range.

An Audi RS6 Avant is going to happen, that much we know. What we don’t know is whether or not Audi will make an RS6 Sedan. There are currently no official plans made public to do so but it’s still a possibility. Audi has seen the success of the RS3 Sedan, something it had never made before now, especially in America. So it’s possible the folks in Ingolstadt could use that same logic on the RS6. If that’s the case, we could get it here, ‘Stateside. I’m getting all giddy just thinking about it.