BMW M5’s launch is fast approaching and the rival from Ingolstadt has already prepared the next move. According to the newspaper De Telegraaf, the Audi officials are ready to launch in 2012 the new Audi RS4 and Audi RS6.
2012 Audi RS4 & 2012 Audi RS6
The German manufacturer Audi is preparing a big surprise for fans with adrenaline and horsepower. According to the Dutch journalists from De Telegraaf, the Germans will launch the new generation 2012 Audi RS6, a model which should normally make its appearance in 2013.
The reason why Audi officials are rushing is the upcoming 2012 BMW M5 model which is expected to make an appearance this year. In order to compete on an equal foot also with Mercedes E63 AMG, Audi engineers will have to come up with a powerful engine.
Audi RS4 and Audi RS6 Engines
There are rumors that the future 2012 Audi RS6 will benefit from the services of a 5.0-liter V10 TFSI unit or the 4.0 liter V8 twin-turbocharged, engines that are capable of producing up to 600 horsepower.
Audi is also busily testing the future Audi RS4 on the Nurburgring circuit. The new 2012 Audi RS4 will hide under the bonnet the 4.2-liter V8 engine, capable of producing 450 horsepower and can develop a maximum torque of 430 Nm which is transmitted to wheels through a seven-speed S-tronic transmission.
The future Audi RS4 is scheduled to make an appearance before the public at the Frankfurt Motor Show this year, but it will only be available in the Avant version (Audi RS4 Avant).