This will include a new lightweight version of the Audi TT, more RS badged models and more Q models. Wolfgang Durheimer made these announcements at the Geneva Motor Show.
RS models giving that ‘technical edge’
Already changes have been made with the new Audi RS Q3 being shown off at the Switzerland motor show. An RS version of the car is sure to prove highly popular. The new Audi RS6 Avant and the new RS7 are also expected to make a great impact. Demand for the RS versions has been greater than ever, leaving Audi fully justified in their decision to release more versions.
Mr Durheimer stated that RS models represent a ‘technical edge’ over rivals. A diesel version of an RS model will not be released it has been confirmed. This has not been ruled out however. Plans for modifications S models have also been made.
High performance still a priority
Audi are still clearly focused on creating high performance vehicles. This comes despite the worldwide automotive market looking at ways to save on fuel and be cleaner to the environment. Mr Durheimer stated that there is always space for speedy type of vehicles in their line-up. He said “We’re covering a complete range of cars and technologies. There will be people who purely want green technology, but there are also those who achieve and want something with a lot of power like the RS7 or Q7.”
The new lightweight Audi TT will be released weighing a total of just 1000 kg. Other projects on the pipeline include the Audi Crosslane Coupe which was seen at the Paris Motor Show last year.
New A3 models
The Audi A3 has also seen its range expanded. The Geneva Motor Show showed the new A3 SportBack E-Tron. The car is a hybrid containing both electric and petrol power. It is able to achieve outstanding 188 MPG and C02 emissions of just 35g/km. The vehicle has a 1.4 litre engine which works alongside an electric motor. Combined both power sources output a total of 201 BHP. In electric mode only the car can drive up to 31 miles.
The Audi A3 Sportback G-tron comes with a 1.4 litre which is powered by both E-gas and petrol. The vehicle is able to produce 109 BHP and averages 80.7 MPG.