The Frankfurt Motor Show is right around the corner but Audi has been unusually quiet about this year’s event.
That’s changing today as the four-ring brand has confirmed plans to introduce an assortment of new models and concepts. Audi is keeping details under wraps but confirmed they will unveil a concept car that offers a “look at the mobility of the future.”
Little is known about the model but Audi says it will have piloted driving technology, advanced connectivity, and a futuristic powertrain. Speaking of the latter, the concept will reportedly be an electric vehicle with next-generation battery technology.
Besides the concept, the automaker will introduce two new “high-performance” models from Audi Sport GmbH. Rumors have suggested these vehicles will the RS4 Avant and the rear-wheel drive R8 V10 GT.
The RS4 Avant has been spied on multiple occasions and reports suggest the car will be equipped with a Porsche-sourced twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 engine. Nothing is official but speculation says the engine will produce upwards of 450 PS (331 kW) and enable the station wagon to rocket from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in less than four seconds.
The R8 GT is a little bit of a mystery but it is expected to be lighter than the standard model thanks to the elimination of the quattro all-wheel drive system. The vehicle could also feature some other weight saving tweaks but we’ll find out soon enough.
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