By Dave Sorrendino, August 8, 2022
The Audi A6 Avant is at the moment the best-looking property automobile on the planet. Audi designers nailed the outside design and they need to have fun and high-five each day for his or her efforts. Audi engineers however are unhappy, unhappy due to the environmental pressures heaped upon them by political mandates. The Audi RS6 presents a possibility for engineers to showcase their inventive engineering abilities. The RS6 is and all the time would be the pinnacle of Audi’s efficiency RS model. The RS model is concerning the huge raucous V10 or V8, extra energy than you’ll ever realistically want, and the weeping scream of the engine be aware.
As a consequence of environmental laws, the bravado and chest beating that signified the V10 and V8 period of engines is coming to an finish. Whereas the present technology 591bhp RS6 makes use of a 4.0-litre Twin-Turbo 48-volt delicate hybrid, the following technology RS6 will greater than probably be plug-in hybrid. The hybrid check mule is at the moment in growth and can kind a pathway to a completely electrical future within the 2030s.
Audi has not but revealed powertrain specs or efficiency particulars for the next-gen RS6 plug-in hybrid. They might observe the lead set by Mercedes who’ve down-sized their conventional high-performance sedans from the V8 to a hybrid 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder energy unit, as seen with the current AMG C 63.
Or possibly Audi is growing a gentle hybrid V6, both method, the V12, V10 and V8 are being sidelined to develop into a mere footnote in automotive engineering historical past.