Audi's head of technical development has revealed some new details about the company's future product lineup.

Audi's head of technical development has revealed some new details about the company's future product lineup.

Speaking to Car & Driver, Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg confirmed "there will be RS versions topping almost every vehicle range." While nothing is official, the next RS variant could be an RS3.

Hackenberg also revealed the second-generation MLB platform, dubbed MLB Evo, will debut on the next-generation Q7. The model is slated to be significantly lighter than its predecessor and arrive by the end of 2015.

The board member also confirmed plans for a new engine family. Hackenberg declined to go into specifics but said the engines will be jointly-developed by Audi and Porsche.

Speaking of engines, Hackenberg said a V10 TDI - like the one used in the Nanuk concept - would be "easy to do" but the company hasn't green-lighted it. Despite hinting at the possibility of a V10 TDI, Hackenberg downplayed the possibility of a V12 TDI by noting the volumes would likely be "very small."

 

Audi R&D boss confirms RS versions of almost every model - report