Hopefully, it looks a lot like the A6 e-tron concept.
As far as performance wagons go, they don't get a lot better than the Audi RS6 Avant. Its brutal twin-turbo V8, equally brutal styling, and spacious cabin mean that it can fulfill just about any role required of it. But powerful gas-powered Audis will one day be a thing of the past, so where does this leave the RS6 Avant? According to Autocar, the natural successor to the RS6 Avant will be the RS6 e-tron, an electric wagon with dramatic power and performance. Expected to combine the styling elements of the A6 e-tron with the outputs of the RS e-tron GT, the high-performance wagon should be more than worthy of the RS badge.
The A6 e-tron concept was revealed earlier this year and it is one of Audi's most beautiful concepts yet. This car won't immediately replace the A6, but it's expected that the RS6 e-tron will share the same basic design details, although with an elongated wagon roofline and the sporty add-ons typical of an RS-badged Audi. The A6 e-tron concept introduced the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) technology platform, and it's this platform that is likely to underpin the RS6 e-tron. That being said, it's not clear at this point if the PPE platform can accommodate more than two electric motors. As for power, the RS6 Avant is likely to be just as potent as the RS e-tron GT.
The RS e-tron GT's dual electric motors produce 590 horsepower and 612 lb-ft of torque, or 637 hp when Boost Mode is activated. Despite its weight of over 5,000 pounds, this Audi will sprint to 60 mph in only 3.1 seconds. That makes it almost half a second quicker than the current RS6 Avant, so the RS6 e-tron is likely to be even quicker than today's V8-powered wagon. We don't expect it to match the A6 e-tron's 435-mile range though. The PPE platform's other benefits include a battery pack spread across the floor. This should make the RS6 e-tron just as practical as today's RS6 Avant. Audi wants to sell over 20 EVs by 2025 and the RS6 e-tron wagon may just be the most enticing one of them all.