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2014-01-27 19:16

IT'S HERE! Audi has extended its RS model range with the addition of the RS Q3 and RS 7 Sportback (above). Image: Quickpic

Audi South Africa has extended its RS line-up with the RS 7 Sportback and the RS Q3, taking its all-wheel drive high-performance offerings to six models.  

The automaker says the RS models "offer high-power performance without compromising everyday usability", each having its own distinct character. All RS models are built by Quattro GmbH, a subsidiary of Audi AG, at the Neckarsulm factory near Stuttgart in Germany.

New Audi RS 7 Sportback and GALLERY
New Audi RS Q3 and GALLERY

The RS badge has 30 years of heritage behind its name with the first being the RS 2 Avant which was launched in 1994. Since then Quattro has produced more than 77 000 units for the world markets. The company went from building 2500 cars in 2000 to around 15 000 cars in 2013.

POWERFUL HERITAGE

The RS name badge made its way into SA with a limited number of RS 2 Avant units in the early 1990's, followed by the RS4 sedan and Avant of which 487 were sold. According to the automaker, the brand was bolstered by the launch of the RS3 Sportback in 2011 with a limited volume of 150 for SA.

There are now four high-performance siblings as part of the model range - RS 4 Avant, RS 5 Coupe, RS 5 Cabriolet and TTRS Coupe.

AudI SA says both of the latest models are already on dealer floors and, should you order one day, delivery will take three to four months.

Audi SA is also currently considering the RS 6 Avant for introduction in 2015 due to the demand of this model.

Read more about the new RS 7 Sportback and the RS Q3 available in South Africa.
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