Audi hasn't sold an RS6 sedan in the US since 2003. This needs to change.
Audi finally answered our prayers when it confirmed the 2020 RS6 Avant is finally coming to America to rival the Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon and Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo. Typically, high-performance wagons are forbidden fruit in the US, so we're hoping Audi will change this trend.
The RS6 is only being offered as an Avant wagon, with no plans for a sedan variant. This hasn't stopped artist X-Tomi Design from rendering what a hypothetical RS6 sedan could look like, however. The artist has taken the front of the RS6 Avant and altered its body style to create a rather aggressive-looking sedan.
If it were given the green light, it would in all likelihood pack the same 4.0-liter twin-turbo mild-hybrid V8 as the new RS6 Avant, producing 591 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. All that power is sent to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission with Quattro all-wheel drive. 0-62 mph takes 3.6 seconds in the RS6 Avant, but the lighter sedan would be slightly quicker off the line (and presumably corner better). While the first and second-generation RS6 were sold as sedans in the past, it was only sold for the 2003 model year in the US.
The next best thing to an RS6 sedan will be the new RS7 Sportback, which will be revealed before the end of the year. Spy shots have shown it will have all the usual RS refinements including extended wheel arches, wider fenders, and oval tailpipes. Under the hood, the new Audi RS7 Sportback is expected to pack an all-new twin-turbocharged V8 powertrain delivering around 650 hp. This isn't the only new RS model Audi will reveal this year either, as the new flagship RS Q8 is expected to debut at either the Frankfurt Auto Show in September or the LA Auto Show in November.