According to very recent reports, Audi’s lineup will be thoroughly refreshed in the next few years. Following the all-new 2017 A8 flagship sedan, the redesigned A6 and A7 are slated to arrive by mid-2017. Together with the 2018 A6 and A7, their hotter S6 and S7 versions are also undergoing an overhaul. That said, we expect an all-new sedan and wagon variants of the RS6 to follow suit very shortly. Audi’s most revered performance-oriented model will probably make its debut in early 2018. In terms of styling, the 2018 Audi RS6 will be greatly influenced by the sleek Prologue concept. Rumor has it that the new RS6 Avant (wagon) won’t make it to the U.S. market.
2018 Audi RS6 Engine Specs
The current top-spec RS6 Avant uses a 4.0-liter TFSI engine that gives 650 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. Compared to the previous generation that used a V10, it delivers nearly identical output with a V8 engine instead. Now, it’s not clear what will lie under the hood of the 2018 Audi RS6. Reliable sources suggest that the next-generation RS6 will definitely offer higher ratings than ever before. As a result, it should be able to hit the 62 mph limit faster than the outgoing model. So, expect the range-topping RS6 to go from 0 to 62 mph in less than 3.7 seconds.
2018 RS6 Design and Features
As mentioned above, the 2018 Audi RS6 will borrow much of the styling cues from the Prologue concept. Some of them include characteristic angular headlights and the single-frame grille. The RS6 Avant will sport a sloped D-pillar that should give it a sportier look. However, we are still awaiting more substantial reports on the new exterior styling. When it comes to the interior, expect the next-gen RS6 to adopt a clean and futuristic design. Audi is also expected to introduce several new and advanced driver assist systems. Needless to say, all trims will be replete with premium materials such as aluminum, wood and leather.
Thanks to the brand new sheet metal and more powerful drivetrain, the RS6 will make a huge leap forward. Once it goes on sale, the 2018 Audi RS6 will set a daunting challenge to its Mercedes-Benz and BMW counterparts.