With Audi exploring new segments, a recent report is indicating the A9 coupe could be launched as soon as 2014.

Audi's quest for world domination is continuing as a new report is indicating the A9 coupe could be launched as soon as 2014.

Although unconfirmed, Car Magazine says the range-topping model would be based on the A8 and built alongside the R8 at the company's factory in Neckarsulm, Germany. Furthermore, with the redesigned Mercedes S-Class set to spawn a convertible variant, an A9 cabriolet could be in the cards for 2015.

Engine options are highly speculative, considering the model hasn't been green-lighted yet, but Car is reporting choices could include everything from a 211 PS (155 kW / 208 hp) 3.0-liter V6 to a 520 PS (382 kW / 513 hp) 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 in the S9.

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Audi A9 coupe coming in 2014 - report