Audi RS6 Being Killed-Off in Q3 of This Year

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

The current generation Audi RS6 was never sold here in North America, but that doesn’t mean we can’t pour out a 40 of motor oil when Audi discontinues the impressive machine later this year.

Introduced in 2008, the current RS6 is the second-generation of the car, offered in both wagon and sedan forms, although only the first-generation sedan ever made it to North America. The sedan model was rumored to be offered in the U.S., but plans to do so were likely scrapped during the recession.

The current model gets its motivation from a Lamborghini-sourced 5.o-liter V10 engine with twin turbochargers making 580-hp and enabling the car to hit 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds.

Audi has yet to say if a third-generation RS6 is in the works with rumors pointing in opposite directions. Some suggest with the next A6 due out next year, an RS6 is certain to follow, while other sources indicate that an RS7 model based on the upcoming A7 would make any future RS6 models redundant.


Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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