- Audi’s RS division to feature EVs
- Up coming RS6 Avant could go EV from 2025
- PPE system capable of super-run estate
Audi is setting up for its next-generation RS6 Avant to go electric powered utilizing its new PPE system. It would seem there is still space for hardcore RS models from Audi, even if Ingolstadt’s likely electric. But of training course there would be – the brand’s initially RS-branded electric powered car or truck is the tremendous-driven RS e-Tron GT.
But, as Audi’s electric vehicle presenting grows, the Audi Sport arm will consider total gain of electric powered powertrains – including legends like the RS6.
Audi RS6 e-Tron: what will it glance like?
Very well, Audi gave us a rather sturdy trace with the A6 Avant e-Tron idea. That displays us a attractive new EV estate is on its way, with the true one particular in 2024 hunting ‘around 90 per cent’ like the a person you see listed here, in accordance to Audi designer Wolf Seebers.
Audi even now has assurance in presenting estate autos, inspite of alerts from the likes of Mercedes that wagons are not long for this planet thanks to shrinking demand.
Count on the RS6 Avant e-Tron to element a great deal of the A6 Avant e-Tron’s design cues, but with an RS twist – black trimmings all around the blanked-off ‘Singleframe’ grille, for case in point, and even additional bulbous wheel arches.
Audi RS6 Avant e-Tron: underneath the pores and skin
Beneath the muscular bodywork will be Audi’s significantly-mooted PPE platform, underpinning a significant wide variety of potential electric powered automobiles from the subsequent-technology A4 saloon and earlier mentioned. It is versatile, with an 800-volt architecture, and can accommodate enormous batteries, with statements of 435-mile variety and a sub 4-next -62mph time for the regular A6 Avant e-Tron.
‘The PPE system delivers us a lot of general performance to realise this kind of an RS6,’ says A6 advertising and marketing boss Niko Martens. ‘We have the most talented designers to give you the optical seem for just one, way too, so you will have to wait around right up until that surprise is sprung on you.’
Assume the RS6 Avant e-Tron to construct on the performance of the common Avant e-Tron. We estimate the RS6 Avant e-Tron could have as substantially as 800bhp to get on the likes of BMW’s all-electrical M5 that’s because of in 2024.
And, considerably like BMW, Audi’s anticipated to enjoy it risk-free by operating a combustion engine RS6 along with the e-Tron edition for a though, significantly like the future A6 e-Tron and its Avant sibling will do with the common A6. ‘I signify, why not?’ replies Martens. ‘Sportiness is impartial of the powertrain concept. On the contrary, with electrical cars and trucks you can have an even sportier risk.’
Audi RS6 Avant e-Tron: launch day
Audi’s A6 e-Tron is prepared in 2023, and its Avant sibling is due in 2024. Expect the RS6 Avant e-Tron to spherical out the selection from 2025 onwards.