Audi Sport ditches RS engine variety
The sports subdivision of Audi said it just wanted to make life simpler for potential RS buyers by shipping every model with only one engine, eliminating the need to choose and compare.
While other Volkswagen Group brands – Volkswagen, SEAT, and Skoda – continue to expand their performance car lineups with new gasoline, diesel and hybrid versions, Audi Sport claims that specialization should be key. As such, it intends to offer certain models exclusively as EVs, others as hybrids, and so on.
The RS range already includes two electrified models: the RS 6 Avant and the RS Q8. Both come equipped with 600hp (447kW) engines assisted by 48V starter-generators. The company plans to expand the offer later to include PHEVs and full-fledged BEVs. The RS 4 Avant PHEV should hit the market sometime within the next three years, as should the e-tron GT RS based on the Porsche Taycan.
Editor Andrew Raspopov
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