The first official pictures of the Audi RS6 Avant have surfaced to the public prior to an official announcement.

Looking bold and aggressive, the wagon features a distinctive front fascia with LED headlights, matte aluminum accents and a honeycomb mesh grille with integrated "quattro" badging. Out back, there's a rear diffuser, a tailgate-mounted spoiler and a dual exhaust system with massive oval tips in typical RS style.

The premium styling carries over to the interior as it boasts high quality materials and a pleasing design. Once ensconced in the heavily-bolstered sport seats, drivers will find themselves surrounded by premium leather upholstery, carbon fiber trim and piano black accents. There's also a premium audio system and attractive alloy pedals.

Power will reportedly be provided by a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that develops 560 HP (412 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. Thanks to an eight-speed automatic transmission and quattro all-wheel drive, the RS6 could rocket from 0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 304 km/h (189 mph).

The RS6 Avant will likely be unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, but the timing of the leak suggests a Detroit debut is also a possibility.

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