Audi announced that the current generation RS6 will go out of production at the end of the third quarter. Clients who will want to buy a new RS6 will have to wait a couple of years. Audi will first unveil the next A6 next year, most likely at the Geneva Motor Show. The next RS6 will follow shortly.
The current generation Audi RS6 is powered by a twin-turbo V10 engine that delivers 580 hp and a peak torque of 650 Nm. However for the next RS6 Audi will drop the V10 engine in favor of a twin-turbo V8 engine with an output between 550 and 600 HP.
The next generation Audi A6 will be made from a multi-material space frame that combines different metals wherever they are most favorable as far as structural rigidity and impact protection. The added benefits are improved handling, increased fuel economy, and lower emissions. The exterior of the future A6 will be inspired by the smaller and sportier all-new Audi TT . The vehicle will be predominantly made up of aluminum, but there will be steel and foam reinforcements wherever necessary. In addition, Audi is developing an all-new lightweight front and rear sub-frames which allow for increased strengthening around the integral parts of the lightweight chassis that tie it together.