Audi RS6 E-tron leak suggests electric sports sedan with Porsche-developed drivetrain

Audi RS6 E-tron leak suggests electric sports sedan with Porsche-developed drivetrain
Audi seems to be developing a sportier version of the elegant A6 E-tron it showed off back in 2022. (Image source: Audi)
Audi seems to be developing a sportier version of the elegant A6 E-tron it showed off back in 2022. (Image source: Audi)

Audi is pitched to revive its RS6 four-door sports sedan that was discontinued back in 2010 as an E-tron variant. The Audi RS6 E-tron sedan will reportedly be launched in 2025, be based on the already-confirmed A6 E-tron, and feature drivetrain technology developed for Porsche’s next Taycan update.

While the original internal-combustion-engine Audi RS6 was discontinued in 2010, the German carmaker is pitched to relaunch a pair of electric vehicles under the same nameplate in 2025. Audi has not confirmed any reports of an upcoming RS6, but an inside source at Audi’s engineering headquarters supposedly leaked the information to Autocar.

Along with an Audi RS6 E-tron electric performance sedan, Audi will allegedly also launch an RS6 Avant E-tron — a performance station wagon. It makes some sense that Audi would launch electric variants of the RS6, since it was a popular, sports car in its V10 ICE guise.

Audi has also already announced an A6 E-tron luxury electric sedan for a 2024 launch, and it only makes sense for Audi to follow that car up with a high-performance version. Unfortunately, not much else is known about the alleged RS6 E-tron in terms of specifications or pricing, but the proposed drivetrain is already an exciting development.

The drivetrain of the new RS6 will be the same dual-motor setup that will power the updated Porsche Taycan. This means it’s likely to be fast, responsive, and efficient. It will be interesting to see if the Audi will bring over some of Porsche’s more impressive features, like the 290 kW regenerative braking that is featured in the original electric Taycan.

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