Audi’s latest and rather impressive looking RS6 Avant has been given an early preview thanks to Russian website autowp. A series of eight photos have been revealed showing the latest in RS styling.
No technical details have been revealed, but it appears as though the RS6 starts with the same 4.0 litre V8 used in the current S6 range. In the comparatively lowly S6 the twin-turbo V8 produces only 309kW. We say only because the old RS6 and its 5.0 litre V10 gave us 426 of the most wonderful kilowatts we’ve ever experienced.
Predictions for the new RS6 are around the same mark, with 420kW being the number offered up. That’s a healthy 563hp in the old money. Enough to let it reach 100km/h in around 3.9 seconds.
Back to the styling, then, and the image above shows the classic flared guards we love to see on Audi’s RS models. The front-end treatment is more aggressive than we’ve seen on the RS4 or RS5. It looks pretty good, too. Although, the quattro lettering in the lower part of the main grille is a bit twee, don’t you think.
Overall, though, the new RS6 looks hot. It’s expected to debut at the Geneva Motor Show next March. Let’s see if the emergence of these images forces Audi’s habnd into releasing official details earlier than planned.
UPDATE: Well that didn’t take long! Official stats for the RS6 have now been published by Audi. It gets 412kW/700Nm from its 4.0 TFSI engine. Full details coming soon.