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.
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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