Audi RS7 and RS Q3 coming in 2013 ?

Audi is preparing to extend its RS lineup next year by adding two additional yet unknown models.

Road test editor Ben Pulman from CAR saw this image during the launch of the 2013 Audi RS5 Cabriolet. Sitting next to it is without any doubt the recently unveiled 2013 RS6 Avant, but what about the other two cars?

The vehicle positioned next to the RS6 Avant is probably the RS7 Sportback which will essentially be a sleeker-looking version of the RS6 with the same mechanical specifications. Speaking of the RS6, CAR says that the Ingolstadt-based company doesn't plan a sedan version of the RS6. Bad news for United States since it has already been confirmed that the Avant version will not be sold there. Another possibility is the RS3 however previous reports have slated the super hot hatch not to arrive until 2014.

On the far left it seems to be an SUV RS that Audi is planning. From what we can tell, it's smaller than the Q7 so it only leaves the Q3 and Q5. Our money is on the RS Q3 that was previewed earlier this year by a concept featuring a 2.5-liter TFSI with 355 hp (265 kW). The concept is able to perform the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 5.3 seconds, en route to a top speed of 165 mph (265 km/h).

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