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Audi RS 6 e-tron prototype: groundbreaking electric performance unveiled

The Audi RS 6 e-tron prototype recently turned heads on Germany’s Nürburgring and surrounding roads. Positioned as a battery-electric alternative to the upcoming RS 7, this model comes in sedan and estate variants, known as the Avant. Audi’s new nomenclature assigns even numbers to electric cars and odd numbers to models with combustion engines.

The prototype was ready for production and displayed distinguishing features such as dual headlights, significant air intakes and recessed door handles. Notably, it featured two charging ports on each rear side panel, along with large alloys and upgraded brakes.

Audi RS6 e-tron prototype
Audi RS 6 e-tron prototype (credit: Audi)

While interior details have not been revealed, speculation suggests similarities to the Q6 e-tron, including a sizable infotainment screen and digital gauges. Expectations include exclusive seats, upholstery and additional features that will set it apart from its counterparts.

Powered by the PPE architecture shared with the Q6 e-tron and Porsche’s Macan Electric, the RS 6 e-tron is expected to deliver more than 700 electric horsepower. Further details, including a possible Performance variant, are expected upon its expected summer debut.