Audi reveals big plans for RS5, A5 Sportback and new A8

Audi reveals big plans for RS5, A5 Sportback and new A8

Audi Sportback fq

During yesterday’s Audi AG investors meeting, Rupert Stadler, the automaker’s chairman, confirmed what had been expected that the RS5 will be available in both coupe and convertible forms, the A5 Sportback (pictured) will be released later this year and the redesigned A8 will debut in late 2009.

in regard to the RS5 a UK motoring magazine has confirmed that the 4.2-litre V8 found in the Audi RS4 and R8 will be fitted to the new performance coupe, with output expected to be around 450 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque and delivering a 0-100 time in the mid-four-second range. A series of weight reduction measures will be used and the brakes and suspension upgraded, a convertible variant will follow after the RS5 hits dealers later this year.

The A5 Sportback, firstly shown in concept form at the Detroit Auto Show, will become available sometime this year it should come packing the company’s new supercharged 3.0-liter V6 and a revised diesel V6 putting out around 240 hp and masses of torque. Stadler is convinced the A5 Sportback is a model that will be welcomed by buyers looking for something that offers, “the ideal blend of functionality and aesthetics.”

Stadler went on to say the next-generation A8 will be the sportiest model in its segment “and set new standards with regard to interior design.” The 2010 A8 should debut sometime around November this year.

Audi Sportback fq

During yesterday’s Audi AG investors meeting, Rupert Stadler, the automaker’s chairman, confirmed what had been expected that the RS5 will be available in both coupe and convertible forms, the A5 Sportback (pictured) will be released later this year and the redesigned A8 will debut in late 2009.

in regard to the RS5 a UK motoring magazine has confirmed that the 4.2-litre V8 found in the Audi RS4 and R8 will be fitted to the new performance coupe, with output expected to be around 450 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque and delivering a 0-100 time in the mid-four-second range. A series of weight reduction measures will be used and the brakes and suspension upgraded, a convertible variant will follow after the RS5 hits dealers later this year.

The A5 Sportback, firstly shown in concept form at the Detroit Auto Show, will become available sometime this year it should come packing the company’s new supercharged 3.0-liter V6 and a revised diesel V6 putting out around 240 hp and masses of torque. Stadler is convinced the A5 Sportback is a model that will be welcomed by buyers looking for something that offers, “the ideal blend of functionality and aesthetics.”

Stadler went on to say the next-generation A8 will be the sportiest model in its segment “and set new standards with regard to interior design.” The 2010 A8 should debut sometime around November this year.

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