Audi’s high-performance department is currently working on several new models for the upcoming years. Though, the existing crème de la crème models will not be forgotten either. Instead, Audi Sport is also preparing one quite important model for the complete redesign. We are talking about the 2019 Audi RS6 Avant. The sports wagon has been spotted testing somewhere in the Alps together with the all-new RS Q8.
The topping Avant didn’t use too much camouflage at all. Still, this is normal because the carmaker uses the body of the regular wagon, so there’s no need for some heavy camouflage at all. Instead, the 2019 Audi RS6 Avant just hides the ends, which will definitely receive totally new styling cues. Up front, the fast-going wagon seems to hide an aggressive bumper with very big air intakes. Around back, the carmaker uses Audi Sport traditional oval exhaust pipes. The production-ready model will definitely get a bit wider body and will be pushed closer to the ground. The new RS6 Avant will use special suspension and larger wheels which are going to be paired with a beefier braking system.
Audi will reportedly offer two drivetrain configurations under the hood of the 2019 RS6 Avant. The regular, so-to-say model will use an improved version of automaker’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. The mighty mill should be able to pump out around 650 horsepower, which is going to supply all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. The powertrain is really impressive, but it’s not going to be the best the amazing wagon offers. No, because the automaker prepares a hybrid model too. This so-called 2019 Audi RS6 Avant Performance will combine the same twin-turbo V8 with an electric motor for the total output of 700 horsepower. According to the first estimates, the hybrid vanilla wagon will be able to speed up from 0 to 60 mph in around 3 seconds, which is really fast don’t you agree?
The completely redesigned 2019 Audi RS6 Avant will appear before the end of the year. The all-new wagon will probably cost more than the predecessor.