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      01-14-2009, 12:08 PM   #45
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Come to think of it, the current RS4 is the sole RS model ever to run a N/A engine, some say it was done to prove that Audi can also produce amazing high revving engine too and to stick two fingers up at BMW's M-Division by producing a V8 before them.

Funny thing is that Audi could have chosen to make the RS6 like the RS4 and give it a N/A engine (the Gallardo was already there) but decided to go back to their roots. Historically RS model have commanded a healthy increase over the S models and on checking the pencentage improvement stays pretty constant so if you look at the difference between the old S4 vs the RS4 and then use to same logic towards the S5 vs RS5 you come at a figure of 430~450hp (approx), that is a small improvement over the RS4 so if Audi stay true to form that improvement is easily achieveable by sticking to the current 4.2FSI without the need for turbos or the likes.

Unless Audi throw us a curve ball and just beef up the current V6 superchanger unit from the S4, better weight, better emissions, better economy and better handling. After all an extra 100hp from a FI engine isn't that big of an ask from the engineers.
I would praise Audi if they end up sticking to a high-revving N/A V8. I'm not necessarily against the idea of an S/C V8 either.
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      01-16-2009, 01:00 AM   #46
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RS5 will be launched in Detroit!!! True?
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      01-16-2009, 06:40 AM   #47
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Unless it a late entry which will have to happen very soon, think someone will have egg on their face for printing this statement.
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      01-16-2009, 11:24 AM   #48
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so is it ok to buy an audi now?
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It will be launched.
Audi has announced only two of the three.
It has to. It's slated to be sold this fall, And they need exposure.
People like me have been waiting for an AWD DCT supercar.
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