Quattro GmbH Managing Director Heinz Hollerweger has revealed some new details about the future Audi RS lineup.

Quattro GmbH Managing Director Heinz Hollerweger has revealed some new details about the future Audi RS lineup.

Speaking to Car & Driver, Hollerweger said the company hasn't committed to building diesel-powered RS models despite the recent introduction of the RS5 TDI concept. However, he suggested high-performance diesel models could adopt a new moniker, to help separate them from traditional RS variants, if they are approved for production.

Hollerweger also hinted at the possibility of high-performance electric and electrically-assisted vehicles by saying "there’s no engine that has better torque at zero revs than an electric [motor]."

The executive also suggested the next-generation RS5 could continue to have a V8 engine. While he didn't exactly spell it out, he said "There will still be cars in the C- and D-segment with eight cylinders, and maybe also the B-segment - look at Mercedes, they have introduced the [new] C63 with an eight-cylinder.”

 

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