Eight new Audi RS models are expected to be available from now through to early 2018.
The Audi RS range comprises of regular Audi cars with high-performance tweaks under the hood. These usually take the form of a motorsport inspired model that can perform even better than an Audi S model.
The RS models that are currently available are the RS 3, RS Q3, the TT RS, RS6 and RS7. With eight new models expected before 2018, we would hope that some of Audi’s most popular cars will be getting the RS treatment.
A bigger version of the RS Q3 would be perfectly suited to the newly announced second-gen Audi Q5, and Audi were eager to praise the new Q5 because of it’s sportiness at the launch event at Paris Motor Show. It’s possible that a motorsport version of the car will be announced soon.
It’s also possible that Audi will release an RS 1 based on the A1 hatchback. That leaves us with one more car left to speculate on.
It’s definitely possible that we’ll get an RS5 with the newly facelifted A5 / S5 models just being introduced, but it would be nice to see an RS8 on the roads. It’s more likely, however, that the carmaker will opt for a modest A4-based RS4.
This plan for Audi to sell twice as many RS models comes hot on the heels of Mercedes improving their profits thanks to an increased output of AMG models. By releasing more RS models, it’s likely that Audi wants to replicate this success. We’ve seen lots of love for the RS3 Saloon and TT RS on our Facebook and Instagram accounts, so it doesn’t surprise us that consumers are being drawn to more powerful models.