2025 Audi RS 6 e-tron Spied Flaunting Widebody Design, Over 800 Electric Horses Rumored

Do you know how some of the four-ring brand's enthusiasts have been complaining that the Audi Sport Division doesn't make an RS 6 Sedan? Well, as it turns out, such a model is in the making, and it might be rechristened the RS 7 instead for the next generation.
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On top of that, the nameplate will survive in the electric era, as a prototype of the A6 e-tron, boasting a much more aggressive design, was recently spied testing on the road. And due to this and several other aspects, it is likely the Audi RS 6 e-tron, aka a battery-electric super sedan of executive size.

Compared to the normal versions of the Audi A6 e-tron that we have seen doing their thing on the road recently, this one has fatter wheel arches and what appear to be widened tracks. This would make it more stable while attacking corners at high speeds, whereas the brakes, with cross-drilled discs at both axles visible from behind the large black wheels, will help it stop quicker than the non-RS models.

Just like the A6 e-tron family, the RS 6 e-tron will be underpinned by the same PPE construction. Specially designed for electric vehicles and set to become the foundation stone of the Porsche Macan EV, the platform is owned by the Volkswagen Group and supports the 800-volt technology. As a result, recharging the battery will take less time.

While the Audi A6 e-tron is rumored to launch with single-motor powertrains in the lesser versions, with the upper specs getting dual-motor setups, the RS flavor should feature a bi-motor assembly. Details surrounding the magic numbers are obviously unknown, but the battery-electric drivetrain is rumored to kick out in excess of 800 horsepower.

Mind you, while that will turn it into a dream car, as it would hit sixty in no time, it won't be that punchy compared to something like the Tesla Model S Plaid. Thus, we could be wrong about the output. Even if we're not, a Performance version might also be in the pipeline, bringing even more oomph for quicker sprints off the line, which would allow it to take a more serious swing at the exotic establishment.

It appears the normal Audi A6 e-tron will debut sometime next year. It has been rumored that the first one to be introduced will be the Sportback (sedan), followed by the Avant (station wagon) a few months later. Logic tells us the RS 6 e-tron will debut after the regular versions, hence why we think the range-topper of the series might make its way into showrooms as a 2025 model. And if you must know, it is likely that all of them will apply for US visas.
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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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