- Dec 20, 2010
Say It Ain't So: No next-generation Audi RS4?
Audi RS4 – Click above for high-res image gallery
Car and Driver's German correspondent delivered some bad news to enthusiasts with the revelation that the Audi RS4 won't get a "direct successor" because the RS5 is enough for all-wheel drive performance junkies. How the Audi brass came to that conclusion is beyond us – a fighting four door is just as entertaining and vastly more practical than its coupe counterpart. Just ask BMW. It was smart enough to offer the E92 M3 in both sedan and coupe form.
In related news, C/D's "Continental" says that the RS6 will live on, likely with a twin-turbocharged V8. Our own sources suggest that engine will displace 4.0 liters and output close to 600 horsepower. So, one out of two ain't bad...
[Source: Car and Driver]