Audi will double the number of RS-modelsNovember 11, 2016
Audi will increase the number of “charged” cars in its lineup from 7 to 15 models. According to Autocar, with reference to the head of the sports division of the brand Stefan Vinelmanna, expansion of the model range will occur within the next 18 months.
Now in the range of “hot” cars Audi includes: RS3, RS6, RS7, Q3 RS, coupe and roadster TT RS, and the supercar R8. The most likely candidates for a sports modifications, according to Autocar, are A1, A4, Q5 and the R8, which will add a hardcore version.
Official information about Audi’s sports division plans Vinelmann did not disclose.
Also in the future we expect the emergence of all-terrain version of the wagon RS6, equipped with a 560-horsepower twin-turbo V8 engine. The model will appear in 2017. Its main market will be China.
The latest innovation from the RS line has become a civil sedan RS3 and its racing version prepared for body TCR championship. The model has 400 hp five-cylinder turbo engine capacity of 2.5 liters, working together with a robotic gearbox. Four-wheel drive sedan is gaining first 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds. Maximum speed – 280 kilometers per hour.