Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Audi recently pleased all of its North American fans with the announcement that the Audi RS5 and the Audi TT RS will both be headed to United States.

During a roundtable interview at the Audi Forum in Ingolstadt, Germany earlier this week, Audi Quattro General Manger of Development Stephan Reil said that the United States is likely to get some more RS badged models. Most of that is thanks in part to a more favorable euro-to-dollar exchange rate and the buzz the models have with enthusiasts.

The 2011 Audi RS5, which is powered by a 4.2L naturally aspirated V8 making 450-hp, will be coming to the United States in 2012. The 360-hp Audi TT RS will head to the stateside in the third quarter of 2011.

Reil also mentioned that unlike BMW and its new X5 M and X6 M, Audi has no plans on putting RS badges on its SUVs. He said that RS stands for “ultimate performance, driving dynamics, and what is technically possible,” and to get an RS badge, an Audi model must qualify in all three parts.

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