Audi teases more powerful RS6 Avant and'very special' version

Audi RS6

Audi RS6

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).

The forthcoming redesign could offer Evo-style power to Sant'Agata Bolognese's SUV.

The RS6 Performance is reportedly due this year to mark the model's 20th anniversary, but the wagon won't appear until the middle of the decade.

The next-gen RS6 will be the final to have a combustion engine and will have a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Audi's 2026 lineup will be all-electric.