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2014-02-27 12:32

LATEST RS MODELS IN SA: The new RS Q3 (top) and RS 7 Sportback have arrived in South Africa. Image: Wheels24, SERGIO DAVIDS


Building on a series of new S models in SA, a new generation of Audi RS-badge performance vehicles have arrived on our shores - the RS Q3 and RS 7 Sportback.

S3 sportback, S Q5, S1... Audi is launching a host of S-badged vehicles in South Africa. Not to miss out on its share of the limelight, the first of a new generation of RS models have arrived here.

In February 2014, Audi has doubled-up on its performance offerings with the launch of its first RS-badged SUV in its “Q” line-up, the RS Q3, and the supercar-hunting RS7 Sportback. Also headed for SA is the new S1, S8 and TTS but more on those models later...

With the launch of its RS 7 and RS Q3, Audi expands its current RS line-up (Audi RS 4 Avant, RS 5 Coupé, RS 5 Cabriolet and TTRS Coupé) to six models.



Audi‘s first RS-badged SUV in its “Q” line-up to arrive is the RS Q3. The latest unit from Audi’s performance specialists combines typical RS driving prowess with the practicality of an SUV.

Despite its attractive RS underpinnings and impeccable road manners, this is one performance SUV that you’ll be truly puzzled by...

AUDI RS 7 Sportback

Powering the RS 7 is a 4.0-litre V8 TFSI capable of a staggering 412kW/700Nm mated to an eight-speed tiptronic driving power to all four-wheels courtesy of its Quattro all-wheel drive.


Audi SA will boost its local range even more later in 2014 with the introduction of its smallest S-badged hatchback yet – the 170kW S1. Powering the latest entrant to the S Quattro series is the Volkswagen Group’s new 2.0-litre TFSI capable of 170kW/370Nm, mated to a short-shift six-speed manual gearbox.

Audi said it’s considering its RS 6 Avant for introduction in 2015 due to “the popular demand of this model” while the second quarter of 2014 will see the launch of the 200kW Audi TTS Special Edition, new S8 and S3 Cabriolet.

Earlier in 2014, Wheels24 reported that Audi’s first S-badged Q5, the S Q5, and third-generation S3 Sportback arrived in SA.

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