Saw it last week. Obvious influences from the third gen A3 and the new Q7, with the long slender dash. Which is also rather BMW-esque it has to be said. Steering column switches appear to be the only carryover parts from the B8.5
Just read about the new S4. They're ditching the supercharger. 3.0 V6 with a turbo, 350bhp.
I'm shocked. The general opinion is how well the engine/charger work so well together. I expect it's mpg/emission related? So now, will the RS be a twin turbo V6 or V8 I wonder? Would be easy to use the S6's V8, whether it would fit I don't know?
This may be a thread revival but its all been discussed in other threads under the B9 section. RS will be a 3.0 ltr twin turbo unit just like the S4, it may or may not have electric turbo's but will have more power than the current RS but without the soundtrack I enjoy so much. Imagine how tunable it will be though?
Yes it is. As I understand it, it has to be a twin-scroll turbo so should still be as smooth and efficient as a biturbo. Audi is using a tiptronic gearbox so there will be some losses due to the fluid torque convertor, but the car should be 75kg lighter than the B8 and hence Audi are quoting a slightly lower 0-60 time.