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Old 04-18-2018, 06:04 AM
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As with the sedan, I will have a very hard time telling this apart form the previous car. like there, the base shape is good, mostly because it is more or less unchanged from before, the added details like too many creases here and there or fake exhausts don't improve anything, but also don't ruin it visually.

Also interesting to see that at the A6 (both current resp. soon old and the new model) Audi manages to avoid overly FWD proportions yet the larger, more expensive A8 has all the proportional grace of a 1990ies GM W-body....
I agree with you about the proportions. The current and new A6 are nicely balanced, where as the A8 with its long, flat hood is trying to look RWD but fails miserably.

I just don't understand why Audi is trying so hard to make their cars look like they're RWD as opposed to just making them RWD. It makes design very difficult because everything is focused around making the car look less nose-heavy and more "cab-rearward". Design becomes more analytical and less creative.

Heck, if you want to stick to FWD, then look at a Camry or Acura TLX. They make no qualms over being FWD, but at least they don't have the long, flat front end of Audi's due to the longitudinally-placed engines.
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Old 04-21-2018, 09:52 AM
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The wagon rear quarter is much more sloped than the previous generation. A massive departure, given Audi's history in recent years.
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https://www.netcarshow.com/audi/2020-rs6_avant/

The 2020 RS6;





Unsurprisingly, it is powered by the now well know 4.0 TFSI VAG engine powering everything from Porsches, Bentleys and the Lambo Urus, making 592hp here, of course driving all 4 wheels; You get the familiar visual Audi RS treatment, and whilst most of the black mesh (in the rear, all) is still fake, at least the exhaust are not, and the sides are positively uncluttered by fins, fake vents and other detailing that cheapen the looks;

Biggest news however is, that this time it's coming to the US, as a wagon.
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A bit over the top, but an improvement over the old one which swung to the other extreme and looked too demure.

My manager's boss - probably the ballsiest, 55ish year old lady on earth who also swears like a sailor - has a black on black RS6 Avant that is a couple of years old. I wonder whether she'll be tempted to upgrade...
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A bit too over the top for my liking. It needs to be more understated like a wolf in sheep's clothing. Some of the exterior garnishes look a bit aftermarket as well. However there is no doubt that this will be quick.
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My main gripe is the silver brace on the rear bumper, otherwise I think this look great inside and out.
Interesting that they are using the A7 head lights instead of the A6 on this model.
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Interesting that they are using the A7 head lights instead of the A6 on this model.
I didn't even notice that. Taht said, isn't the RS4 also using A5 front end bits?
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Old 08-22-2019, 04:57 PM
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I didn't even notice that. Taht said, isn't the RS4 also using A5 front end bits?
straight from the BMW playbook
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straight from the BMW playbook
Did BMW do the same?
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Old 08-22-2019, 05:56 PM
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Did BMW do the same?
they use the M4 nose on the M3. or at least they did on the last generation and I'm pretty sure they do with this one as well.
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