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Audi RS6 Avant is in the work and a stronger RS3

20 May 2023

Audi enthusiasts and performance car lovers have reason to rejoice as reports suggest that an even more extreme version of the iconic RS6 Avant is in the works. The news comes from Audi itself, hinting at a high-performance variant that could potentially arrive as early as 2024. With the RS6 Avant already renowned for its exceptional performance and practicality, this upcoming iteration promises to take things to a whole new level.

The RS6 Avant

The RS6 Avant

The RS6 Avant has long been regarded as one of the most impressive vehicles in its segment, combining the utility of a wagon with the heart-pounding performance of a sports car. With its powerful twin-turbocharged V8 engine, the current RS6 Avant is no slouch, delivering a remarkable 591 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. However, Audi seems determined to push the boundaries even further.

Although specific details regarding the "more extreme" RS6 Avant are scarce at this point, one can expect an array of enhancements aimed at elevating performance to new heights. The addition of more aggressive aerodynamics, weight reduction measures, and suspension enhancements are all possibilities that could be explored to deliver a sharper and more dynamic driving experience. It wouldn't be surprising if Audi also introduces advanced technologies to improve handling, such as an updated version of its renowned Quattro all-wheel drive system.

While powertrain details remain unknown, it is reasonable to anticipate a significant increase in horsepower and torque figures. The existing RS6 Avant already boasts awe-inspiring acceleration, reaching 0 to 100 kmh in just 3.5 seconds. With the "more extreme" version, Audi could potentially shave off a few precious tenths of a second, delivering an even more exhilarating driving experience.

An upcoming stronger version of the RS3

An upcoming stronger version of the RS3

In another exciting development, Audi has hinted at an upcoming stronger version of the RS3, but without electrifying its legendary five-cylinder engine. The RS3 has gained a reputation as a thrilling compact sports car, offering a potent blend of power and agility. The news of a more powerful variant is sure to excite performance enthusiasts who have long admired the distinctive five-cylinder soundtrack and performance of the RS3.

The RS3

The RS3

While it has become increasingly common for automakers to electrify their powertrains in pursuit of higher performance and improved efficiency, Audi appears to be taking a different approach. Instead of adding hybrid or electric components to the RS3, the company aims to extract more power from the five-cylinder engine itself. Reports suggest that the upcoming RS3 could produce over 401 horsepower, surpassing the already impressive 395 horsepower of the current model.

The five-cylinder engine has always been a unique selling point for the RS3, offering a distinctive sound and character that sets it apart from its rivals. By focusing on further optimizing this beloved powerplant, Audi aims to deliver an even more thrilling driving experience without compromising the engine's signature characteristics.

While specific details are limited, it is expected that Audi will employ advanced engineering techniques to extract additional power from the five-cylinder engine. This could involve improvements to the turbocharging system, increased boost pressures, and enhancements to the engine's cooling system. With these upgrades, the RS3 could offer blistering acceleration, sharper throttle response, and an exhilarating soundtrack that enthusiasts have come to love.

As the automotive industry continues its shift towards electrification, Audi's decision to enhance the RS6 Avant and RS3 without resorting to electrified powertrains demonstrates the brand's commitment to preserving the essence of pure performance. By pushing the limits of traditional internal combustion engines, Audi aims to cater to enthusiasts who value the raw power, sound, and driving.

Wael Nakhle

BY Wael Nakhle

Wael is an automotive content writer specializes in creating written content for Motor 283. Producing a wide range of content, including blog posts, articles, product descriptions, reviews, and technical guides related to cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles, with an unprecedented passion for cars, and motorcycles.

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