Make room Mercedes-AMG and BMW M — Audi Sport is all set to release six new or redesigned models in the next four months.
Typically, automakers take a few years to introduce six cars, but Audi is in a hurry to catch up with competitors, much to the happiness of its fans.
The company recently released a dark teaser image of upcoming models, and there’s a good possibility that all of them might debut at the upcoming Frankfurt auto show. However, the big question is — how many of them will show up in the US?
Audi is likely to launch the RS Q8 (the one farthest to the right in the above picture) in the US, much thanks to the strong demand for SUVs here.
Another vehicle that has a good chance of making an appearance is the RS7, the second one from the left. It is an RS model that we have had since its initial launch, so there’s no reason why Audi would hold back the latest variant, which, in all likelihood, will sport the same hybrid system as 2020 S8.
However, Audi will release neither the coupe-like Sportback variant (third from the left) nor the powerful RS Q3 (fourth from the left) in the US. But what about the remaining two? Are they coming?
Unfortunately, that’s not likely to be the case because both of them are wagons. Every car manufacturer worth his salt knows Americans don’t relish driving a low-slung, long-roofed car with a hatch.
The first car from the left is the RS 6 Avant, which is actually much-liked elsewhere, while the other forbidden fruit is the next RS 3 hatchback (fifth from the left). The RS 3 is likely to feature a 400-hp 2.5-liter turbo-five. In contrast, the RS 6 will get a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8, the same one as RS 8.
Right now, it looks like only two Audi vehicles with the coveted RS badge will come to the US. That said, with the next-gen Audi 3 also lined up for release, we might get one more RS vehicle — the RS 3 sedan.