When a company like Audi debuts a new model line, enthusiasts know it brings with it the promise of a high-performance muscle-beast to follow. And so is the case with the A6 leading to the RS6.

The first RS6 packed a twin-turbo V8 good for 444 horsepower, and the second-generation model had a 571-horse V10. As is the general trend with German muscle, the new model pictured in these spy shots – snapped at the Nürburgring with telltale RS4-style intakes and widened fender flares – will likely downsize back to a twin-turbo eight. The smart money's on Quattro GmbH taking the 4.0 TFSI from the S8 and the Bentley Continental GT, but tweaking it to its own specifications. Output is likely to hover around that of its predecessor, trading two cylinders for as many turbo spools.

As with past models, the new RS6 is likely to come first in Avant wagon form before the sedan comes along soon thereafter. Whether any RS6 models makes it Stateside, however, remains to be seen, but we can certainly hope.


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      zamafir
      • 2 Years Ago
      600hp bi-turbo v8.
      JDam4131
      • 2 Years Ago
      V-10 TDI!
      ACURA23CL
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's it! I'm moving to Germany!
      vc-10
      • 2 Years Ago
      I've a strange feeling that I'm going to like this...
      Tota Leefaik
      • 2 Years Ago
      Uhm... doesn't the current RS6 have a V10, already featuring two turbos?
        Dante
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Tota Leefaik
        No that's the old gen with a Lambo V10.
          k_m94
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dante
          Considering the new one hasnt come out yet, it's still "current". And yes, it's basically a turbocharged, lower revving detuned Lamborghini 5.2 V10
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        robespierex
        • 2 Years Ago
        Audi engines are extremely reliable - they just go through a lot of oil.
        1STH
        • 2 Years Ago
        LOL @ you not knowing anything....Audi engines are bulletproof......so get back in your 1996 Corolla and sulk.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @1STH
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        MyerShift
        • 2 Years Ago
        Because you know about a car not even released yet! Idiot.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @MyerShift
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      NamorF-Pro
      • 2 Years Ago
      Um..... It looks like the rest of the Audi line up.....
        MyerShift
        • 2 Years Ago
        @NamorF-Pro
        It's okay. Not everyone can grasp the idea of a familial look done right in an evolutionary manner.
      Justin Campanale
      • 2 Years Ago
      Pretty PLEASE bring this over to the US. If Caddy can sell a V wagon in the US, Audi can sell an RS6 avant.
      thedriveatfive
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wont come to the US anyway.
      kopter28
      • 2 Years Ago
      Pure sex!!!! I hope so bad this comes to Canada. Fat chance in hell though, Americans hate wagons..... idiots!!!
      FIDTRO
      • 2 Years Ago
      Audi makes the best sport wagons on the market. I WISH they sent more like these over here!
      KAG
      • 2 Years Ago
      They had the Audi RS7 at the Auto show with a twin turbo V8 with 450hp, probably the same motor.
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