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Audi testing new RS6 Avant at the Nürburgring... so what's under the hood?

by Noah Joseph (RSS feed) on Apr 17th, 2012 at 2:59PM

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... Read More

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