Audi’s US lineup will include RS5 Sportback and Coupe

Article by Christian A., on January 26, 2018

Scott Keogh, President of Audi of America, said in his interview with Roadshow that the United States market will again be able to get their hands on a RS5 Sportback that will soon join the RS5 Coupe. It took a while for the automaker to mention the existence of a range-topping variant of the stylish four door. Information on its availability in different regions has also not been divulged yet.

But that is not all. In fact, Keogh mentioned that they have another surprise that they are working on, though he stopped himself from saying further and did not reveal what it was. Instead, he teased us by saying that there is a cool European model that they have not brought in to the United States just yet, and that he considers it to be his number one car, and they perhaps they will get it. But to date, he did not confirm any of these reports.

If you analyze what Keogh said even further, there are a number of possibilities for this. Keogh could be referring to an RS4 Avant, depending on the timeframe he has in mind. That is because the said model is already ready right now and that it only needs an executive to sign off so it could already be added to the US lineup. The only problem here is that it might take 25 more years for this model to become eligible for US import.

But other than that, Keogh could also be considering an RS6 Avant. This is because the new A6 wagon is currently being developed. And this means that there will likely be an RS variant that will follow soon.

Another project that Audi is developing is an RS Q5. This model reportedly has a 2.9 liter biturbo V6 under its hood with 444 horsepower (331 kilowatts) and 443 pound feet (600 Newton metres) of torque. This engine works with a ZF supplied eight speed automatic, AWD, beefier brakes, returned suspension, different wheels and a lot more RS equipment.

You must give it to Keogh as he was the one who made the big move to bring more RS models into the United States, and Audi finally agreed to do so. He also mentioned that one of the first few models that he pushed would be the RS3 Sedan, because it would be the only available hatchback - this model is much less popular in America than it is in Europe.

There is actually a full video on Keogh’s interview with the Road Show where he talks about these models, so you could go ahead and watch that if you wish. Now, our question is, which Audi model will Keogh bring into the United States next?

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