Audi believes the RS5 covers that segment of the market - is working on super RS6 sedan which may feature around 600 PS (441 kW / 592 bhp).

Word on the street, by which we mean Car & Driver, is that Audi will not be making a new RS4.

According to the report, Audi believes that the RS5 coupe has that part of the market covered and that it doesn't need a super sport sedan for the segment.

Instead, Audi will put its RS-production efforts into the next RS6 model, which is likely to come with a twin-turbo V8. Some reports have it that the RS6 will come with a 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8 tuned to around the 600 PS (441 kW / 592 bhp) mark, same as the alleged Audi RS7.

But will Audi really forgo having a sport sedan like the RS4, especially one which has the longest history of wearing the RS-badge from the current lineup? After all, BMW offered the M3 as both a four-door sedan and two-door coupe.

Or maybe the RS4 will skip this generation and be back with the next A4 (B9)?

Gallery: No new Audi RS4 to be developed - RS6 instead

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