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Audi still plans to offer high-performance wagons for several years.
At the launch of the Audi RS6 Avant GT, CarExpert asked Audi executives whether the brand will continue to design high-performance wagons in the future.
“I would definitely say yes,” Audi RS6 Avant GT technical manager Nils Fischer told CarExpert.
“I think the past has proven that wagons are the past, and we think there is definitely a future in the future when we look at cars and beautiful cars like that can still be developed,” said the product marketing manager Kenneth Dose.
An Audi spokesperson later added that global media should “stay with us” for future models.
Audi Australia currently offers customers a choice of three Avant (Audi-speak for wagon) performance models: the S4 Avant, RS4 Avant and RS6 Avant.
The German brand has been offering high-performance wagons since 1992’s RS2 Avant, which was the brand’s first RS-badged product.
As the brand moves into the electric space, it hasn’t strayed far from the A6 Avant e-tron concept wagon, but Audi has yet to confirm that the production car will produce a high-performance variant.
The company previously said it could “imagine” a hot version of the RS6. Such a model could offer the RS e-tron GT’s twin-engine power output of 440kW/830Nm.
The A6 e-tron concept rides on the new Premium Platform Electric, developed in collaboration with Porsche, which also underpins the Q6 e-tron SUV, and offers single-motor rear-wheel drive and dual-motor all-wheel drive. supports.
It is 4.96m long, 1.96m wide and 1.44m tall, or about 9mm longer and 58mm wider than the A6 Avant.
The A6 Avant e-tron concept, like its Sportback counterpart, has a twin-motor all-wheel drive power plant with 350 kW and 800 Nm of torque.
It has a 100kW battery, 800V technology and 270kW of power, allowing it to add 300km of range in 10 minutes.
While Audi still plans to offer combustion-engined cars in most markets until at least 2033, its gasoline-powered models still have plenty of life left.
Audi’s next-generation A4 Avant will be rebranded as the A5 Avant, and spy photos have revealed what will replace the current S4 and RS4 wagons.
The latter may adopt a plug-in hybrid powertrain.