Come the end of 2019, Audi Southern-Africa announced that it would be launching some two dozen cars into the market over the next two years. Whilst this did not materialise in 2020, Audi is ready to charge the market with its sports brand, Rennsport.
Needless to say, the German manufacturer will be launching eight new RS models in Southern Africa. Most of these will already go on sale as early as 1 April 2021.
RS4 and RS5
The first of these will be the RS4 Avant, which will only be available as a station wagon. We at NamWheels are somewhat biased and applauds Audi for still keeping this sporty station wagon range in its local line-up.
Developing 331kW and 600Nm, the RS4 and RS5 (Coupe and Sportback) will house similar engines and therefore reach similar 0-100km/h times of 4 seconds.
The prices for the RS4 and RS5 will be as follows:
Audi RS4 Avant R1 296 000
Audi RS5 Coupe R1 394 500
Audi RS5 Sportback R1 409 500
Audi TT RS
We loved the TT RS during its previous test, as it propelled us to 100km/h in less than 4 seconds. Simultaneously, we adored the 2.5 litre, 5 cylinder engine. The 2020 edition will now be sold with 294kW and 480Nm.
The prices for these will look as follows:
Audi TT RS Coupe – R1 062 000
Audi TT RS Roadster – R1 113 500
RS6 and RS7
We have already extensively raved about these models on our social media accounts, but these are set to be two revolutionary models for the local market.
Both the RS6 Avant and RS7 will carry twin-turbo V8 engines, capable of smashing the 100km/h dash in some 3.6 seconds, thanks to 441kW and 800Nm. We are ready to test these figures with our Racelogic timing set!
Prices will look as follows:
Audi RS 6 Avant TFSI quattro R 2 070 000
Audi RS 7 Sportback TFSI quattro R 2 173 500
Audi will also focus significantly on the ‘S’ in SUV this year as the RS Q3 is set to use the same 5-cylinder engine of the TT RS. This means that the somewhat bigger frame will hit 100km/h at 4.5 seconds.
Here are the prices:
Audi RSQ3 R1 094 000
Audi RSQ3 Sportback R1 128 000
Similar to the RS 6 and RS7, the RS Q8 will also go on sale as of 1 April 2021. Testing the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio and Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk last year, we were quite astonished by the capabilities of these heavyweights. Yet, the 2-ton RS Q8 is said to be just as fast (if not faster), reaching the 100km/h mark in 3.8 seconds.
We have our Racelogic test kit ready for this 441kW and 800Nm test unit.
The RS Q8 will be sold for R 2 354 500.