The current generation model houses a high revving 4.2-liter V8 in its engine bay, but we can now tell you the brand new supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine is planned to be deployed when the new version comes out.

Car Magazine had the opportunity to site down with a “high placed Audi source” revealing a few juicy details about future models in the Audi portfolio.

Starting off with the RS4, the current generation model houses a high revving 4.2-liter V8 in its engine bay, but we can now tell you the brand new supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine is planned to be deployed when the new version comes out.

As it stands, this engine pumps out 290hp and 420Nm of torque and will be initially used in the A6, the new S4 is also expected to be blessed with the same engine, but a tuned version pumping out as much as 350hp will be used. Therefore for the top-spec RS4, the Audi engineers will surely test their technical expertise to the limit, with consumers likely to expect at least 400hp when the new generation is released.

Fortunately the mole in Audi didn't stop there, we can also confirm the A1 will definitely be the smallest model in the Audi line-up until at least 2013, the A3 range will be extended with the Q3 and the highly anticipated R8 V10 will boast a naturally aspirated engine.

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