Audi Teases RS Family for 2019

Audi RS

Audi's performance arm has teased its forthcoming arsenal of high-powered vehicles due to be revealed sometime in 2019.

Audi's RS division has been hard at work and will be revealing a flurry of high-performance vehicles in 2019. Granted, we're already halfway through the year, so there's not much time left. This teaser image shows what's coming and we're quite excited to see what RS can offer, especially as rivals AMG and M have been hard at work.

We think the following cars are in this lineup: Audi RS6, RS7, RS Q3, RS Q3 Sportback and RS Q8. However, that's 5 vehicles and there are 6. So what is the mysterious 6th car? Some suggest its a facelift to the RS4.

We think the existing 4.0-biturbo V8 will be carried over, with some revisions and enhancements. Previously, this mill produced 412 kW and 700 Nm, which is fast for sure, but not enough to take the fight to the current versions of BMW M5 and Mercedes-AMG E63. We think this new Audi RS6 will need to be playing in the 440 kW / 800 Nm ballpark.

The RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback will be powered by the 2.5-litre 5-cylinder turbo engine, but we suspect it'll be producing similar numbers to the current RS3 hatchback. Previously, it was detuned, but if rumours are to be believed, 300 kW is the figure.

Finally, at the end of the queue is a big SUV. It can only be the Audi RS Q8, which we think will have the same powertrain as the Lamborghini Urus. For the record, a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 produces 478 kW and 850 Nm.

Further Reading

Lamborghini Urus (2018) International Launch Drive

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