One of the absolute best parts about the current Audi RS6 Avant is the last word in its name — “Avant”. Not only does Audi offer a wagon version of the RS6, it’s the only version. There is no sedan. That makes enthusiasts very happy, as high-performance wagons are what many enthusiasts love most. There’s also a shortage of them, with only the RS6 and Mercedes-AMG E63 S Estate being the only two on the market in that segment. The next Audi RS6, though, could come as both an Avant and a sedan. Oh, and it could pack as much as 650 hp.
According to a report from Autobild, the next-gen Audi RS6 will most likely come as an Avant in most European markets but will have a sedan version that could be sold in just the Chinese and North American markets. It would be similar to the Audi RS3 and how its Sportback model is only offered in Europe but America only gets a Sedan. While we’ve been begging to get the RS6 Avant brought here to the ‘States for years, we’d be more than happy enough to just get a sedan version.
From this same report, we’re hearing a rumor that the next-gen RS6 could sport the same 4.0 liter twin-turbocharged engine as the Porsche Panamera Turbo and Lamborghini Urus, which would give it around 600 hp to start. However, there will likely be some sort of performance package, much like the current RS6 Performance model, which could make up to 650 hp. If that’s true, that would make it the most powerful car in its class by a good margin, with the next most powerful being the Mercedes-AMG E63 S, with its 603 hp.
We hope both of these rumors are true, as that would mean a proper Audi RS6 for America and one that could make 650 hp. If both of those rumors materialize, we’ll be very happy people.