Audi RS Badge Q7 And Q8 Upcoming Crossovers

Audi RS Badge Q7 And Q8 Upcoming Crossovers
- Audi Sport boss Stephan Winkelmann confirmed to get several new RS SUVs, till now range-topping RS badge limited to Q3, Winkelmann’s previous job was as head of Lamborghini, where he was responsible for the decision to create the upcoming Urus SUV

- Winkelmann immediately identified the lack of anything similar when he took over at Audi Sport

- Winkelmann sees a CUV shift and confirms Audi is working on it

- upcoming Q7 and Q8 are likely recipients for the RS treatment

- well established rivals as the BMW X5M and X6M, the Mercedes-AMG GLE63 and its coupe sibling, even Lamborghini’s Urus, the Porsche Cayenne, Bentley Bentayga cousin

- Audi already offers an SQ7 in Europe fitted with a triple-boosted diesel V-8, no plans to massage this powerplant for use in an RS

- the most obvious engine would be the twin-turbocharged V-8 from the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, which is also going to power the Urus

- Winkelmann’s enthusiasm for crossovers could also see the arrival of an RS version of the Q5, which is a platform mate of the Porsche Macan