Audi RS 6 Allroad – New China-Only AWD Performance Wagon On The Way?

Audi is reportedly considering an expansion to its China-only line-up with a new Allroad version of the RS 6 Avant.

Germany’s Autobild reports that the new model could launch as early as next year, bringing the usual Allroad features such as increased ride-height, protective cladding around the wheel arches and underbody along with all-wheel-drive.

Power would come from the same 4.0 litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine as used in the Avant, delivering 445kW and 700Nm and likely matched with an eight-speed automatic.

In the ‘regular’ Avant, the RS 6 can hit 100km/h from rest in a spritely 3.7 seconds, with fuel consumption rated at 9.7 l/100km.

2016 Audi RS 6 Avant Performance

2016 Audi RS 6 Avant Performance

Production costs are said to be cheap, should the project go ahead, with most of the necessary parts for the RS 6 Allroad available from both the RS 6 Avant and the regular A6 Allroad.

While mooted as a China-only model for now (and not the first China-only model from Audi), an expansion into other markets is a possibility should the demand exist.

A debut for the RS 6 Allroad could come as soon as the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show.

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