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Audi is considering a proper all-electric RS6 e-tron

Audi is planning a range of performance e-trons that'll sit alongside its combustion-powered RS cars

Published: 18 Mar 2022
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Seismic news in the admittedly niche world of bonkers fast estate cars. Audi appears to be seriously considering an all-electric, full-fat RS6 e-tron.

Following the reveal of the A6 Avant e-tron concept, technical development boss Oliver Hoffman told TopGear.com: “The PPE platform has a wide range in terms of power output. For me it’s very clear that when we present an electric A6, it has to also include some performance versions of it.”

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Bear in mind that the twin-motor, all-wheel drive, electric A6 Avant concept already has 463bhp and 590lb ft of torque, which does rather beg the question of 'where on earth does the e-RS6 go from there?'

It'll be a while before these electric performance cars take over from the combustion-engined cars, mind. “With the current models, the RS6 and the RSQ8, we were the first performance brand to use the mild-hybrid setup with the 48V technology,” said Hoffmann.

“In 2025 we will present a completely new generation of ICE cars, from mild-hybrid up to plug-in hybrids with an increased electric range and increased power. 

“This is also the basis for our upcoming RS model line. We will have in parallel our ICE portfolio with performance versions and on the other hand some performance models based on our EV platforms.”

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Performance cars for all, then? Sounds like a perfect plan to us.

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