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2018-04-12 20:57

Sean Parker

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Cape Town - When former Audi Sport boss Stephan Winkelmann unveiled the B9 RS 4 Avant at the Frankfurt motor show we wondered if it would arrive on South Africa's shores. 

Well, we can confirm that both the RS 4 Avant and recently-unveiled RS 5 Sportback are likely to be introduced to Mzansi in the final quarter of 2018. 

V6 turbo power

It's the first time Audi has made a four-door RS Sportback though the RS 5 Cabriolet has been culled. 

Both the Avant and Sportback are powered by a 2.9-litre V6 turbocharged engine with 331kW with 600Nm of torque. An eight speed automatic gearbox from manufacturer ZF does duty, four-wheel drive is standard. 

The wagon has a claimed 0-100km/h time of 4.1 seconds while the Sportback rockets to 100km/h in 3.9 seconds says Audi. 

Audi SA said: "Both cars are due later this year as part of growing the Audi Sport range. Timing still to be confirmed but we are looking at quarter four."

Check out the cars below: 

2018 RS 4: 

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2018 RS 5 Sportback 

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