Audi is set to unveil an all electric version of its RS6 wagon next year, marking the shift from the model’s iconic twin-turbocharged V8 to EV power.
The announcement comes from Audi design boss Marc Lichte who recently told Top Gear that the new sports wagon will be based on VW Group’s PPE platform which underpins the upcoming A6 e-tron.
Not much else can be said about its technical specs but it will look similar to the A6 e-tron Avant Concept.
However, it will set itself apart from the “narrow body” car with larger wheels and a wider fenders, much like the current crop of RS models.
“I love the RS6 because I can put bikes inside, skis, so many things. That’s why I love it. And for me, stance,” Lichte said.
“It’s always the wide track. And if you think about competitors of Audi, are they in the market right now with performance EVs with the wider track? I would say no. But maybe, at Audi… I tell you, you will love our RS EVs.”
If you aren’t already convinced, 1000 of VW Group’s managers were said to go “crazy” for the electric RS6 when Lichte presented them with images of it.
As for the petrol-powered car, we will still see another internal combustion engine RS6 in the next product cycle but it will likely be the last.