Audi RS Models Galore for North America

At the recent Audi Forum held in Germany, sources from the car company had revealed their plans for the high performance division’s future. The best news was for North America, which is to have even more performance-oriented RS models, due to the euro-dollar exchange rates improving; and also due to the rising similarity in the emissions regulations.

These two factors jointly add to the business viability of making more low-production models available in North America.

There is also some speculation that buoyed by the changing scenario Audi might even have more RS models for the US. Hardcore Audi fans will be delighted to hear that Audi SUVs will not have RS badges on them.

For a vehicle to have ‘RS’ on it – it should satisfy in the categories of ultimate performance, driving dynamics, and what is technically possible. Unfortunately most of the SUVs are too heavy to meet all these qualifying bars.

One of them, the Q7 V12 TDI meets two of the requirements, but is still too heavy. For the same reasons the RS model of the A8 will also not be coming out. The sources, however hinted that there is a possibility of a new RS4 coming out next year.

(Via MotorTrend)

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