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    Audi Exec Reveals RS5 Sportback and Secret RS Model Coming to U.S.

      More RS models isn't a bad thing

    Audi of America President Scott Keogh has been pushing the mothership to bring over more of the high-performance RS models to the U.S. His efforts have been paying off as we currently have the TT RS, RS 3 sedan, RS 7 sportback, and soon the RS 5 coupe. In an interview with Roadshow, Keogh said two more RS models are incoming.

    The first is the RS 5 Sportback. Like the coupe, the sportback will get a biturbo 2.9L V6 with 444 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. This is paired with an eight-speed automatic and quattro all-wheel drive. The second model is a surprise.

    "We have one other surprise we're working on, but I'll hold that one. There's a cool European model that we haven't brought in yet, and it has been the number 1 car on my list. So maybe we'll get it," said Keogh.

    A number of people believe that mystery model is the RS 4 Avant which has the same powertrain as the RS 5. We're not sure about this considering how allergic Americans are to wagons, unless Audi somehow creates a RS 4 Allroad. There could also be a new RS 6 Avant or even an RS version of the Q5.

    Source: Roadshow on YouTube

     



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    As much as Station wagons are cool, it would be a bad move to bring it here, I doubt they would sell many if any. Right now they need CUVs.

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    30 minutes ago, smk4565 said:

    I guess the RS6 is the missing vehicle.  Unless they go with an RS Q7 or RS version of the new Q8.  

    I would bet on an RS CUV over a RS Car.

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    They have an RS Q7 in Europe, so that would be easy,  they probably figure and RS6 would eat away at RS7 sales.  

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    14 hours ago, balthazar said:

    Audi can't move any of the regular Allroads; a perf version would sell 2 dozen/ month at best.

    And that is hitting the nail on the head, Allroads are a beefed up station wagon. FAILURE even though I like the looks.

    Audi should be focused on CUV's and performance CUV's that sell here. BMW and MB have proven that as well as GM.

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    On 1/26/2018 at 9:03 PM, smk4565 said:

    I got it!  The RS1 , which will undoubtedly be a VW Polo GTI with 4 rings on the front.

    That woudl be a badass little car!

    17 hours ago, Frisky Dingo said:

    Oh man, I would do bad things for an RS5 Sportback. Love that car!

     

    Agreed.  I love Cadillac but the Europeans build some awesome vehicles.  love what we are getting from across the pond.

    On 1/25/2018 at 10:44 PM, balthazar said:

    Audi can't move any of the regular Allroads; a perf version would sell 2 dozen/ month at best.

    Would not matter much if they can sell it in other markets.

    On 1/26/2018 at 1:06 PM, dfelt said:

    And that is hitting the nail on the head, Allroads are a beefed up station wagon. FAILURE even though I like the looks.

    Audi should be focused on CUV's and performance CUV's that sell here. BMW and MB have proven that as well as GM.

    Agreed, once again the voice of reason.

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