Sure looks like it.
Shortly after publishing a shadowy teaser image of a parking lot with six future RS models it will reveal in 2019, Audi Sport has now released a new dark photo depicting one of those cars. The adjacent image published on Facebook serves as an invitation to members of the Audi Sport drivers’ club to head to the Audi City Berlin in Germany where the car will be displayed between September 5 and 6 or just a few days before the Frankfurt Motor Show.
What could it be? Well, by the looks of it, our hunch is that Audi Sport is teasing the all-new RS6 Avant. The Four Rings are actually providing a hint that leads us to believe we are indeed looking at the next super wagon from Ingolstadt as the Facebook post says it’s the fourth generation of the model. Following the C5, C6, and C7 models, we have a feeling the vague silhouette you see here under a car cover belongs to the C8 RS6 Avant.
One more reason to believe it’s the big and fast Audi wagon has to do with the graphics of the taillights, which are virtually the same as those of the S6 Avant pictured above. The greenhouse, sleek roof rails, and the roof antenna are also hints of Audi’s family hauler, as is the upper character line that meets the corners of the taillights.
If this is the RS6 Avant, expect the Mercedes-AMG E63 Estate competitor to utilize a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine with nearly 600 horsepower in the same vein as the previous-gen RS6 Avant Performance. It won’t be the most powerful RS6 of all time as Audi Sport teamed up with ABT to create a bonkers RS6 Avant Performance Nogaro Edition with almost 700 hp and limited to just 150 examples.
Only time will tell whether that cryptic tweet about a possible return of Avants in the United States will materialize, and if so, whether that will include the RS6 Avant. In addition, there are reasons to believe the rugged A6 Allroad could return to the U.S. one day, which would be a great SUV alternative.