The Audi RS6 combines luxury, performance, and practicality for a one-car garage. If you can afford the prohibitive price, it's a breath of fresh air among RS, AMG, and M SUVs.
The Four Rings are done developing combustion engines, but the twin-turbo V8 isn't. The 4.0-liter will soon have more power.
Audi's A6 and R8 spokesperson hinted about a beefier RS6 in an interview with Wheels. Eva Stania said "wait and see" about another RS6 Performance, adding that Ingolstadt has "some ideas." She clarified:
"You drove a Performance-trim RS6 C7. We recently launched the R8 RWD as a Performance, so we'll follow that strategy."
Audi insiders tell Wheels a "extremely exceptional" RS6 Avant will follow the Performance. The basic RS6 packs 591 horsepower and 800 Newton-meters of torque.
VW Group employs this engine in high-end products like the Lamborghini Urus, where it adds 50 horsepower and 50 Nm (37 lb-ft).