It seems the Audi RS4 Sedan will be making a comeback as early as next year thanks to an increasing demand in China and United States. It will be sold alongside the Avant version and we already know from Audi the new RS4 will come out relatively early in the B9’s life cycle which means we will likely see it sometime in 2016.
According to Audi’s Technical Development boss Dr Ulrich Hackenberg, the range-topping RS4 is going to feature a V6 3.0-liter engine benefiting from e-turbo technology. There’s no word regarding a power figure just yet, but Hackenberg did say the new RS4 won’t be as powerful as the Mercedes-AMG C63 S as that one “has eight cylinders.” Reports are indicating the power figure will stand at around 480 bhp, but nothing is official at this moment.
Before the RS4’s arrival in 2016 as a sedan and wagon, Audi will stage the world premiere of the warm S4 this September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. This version has already been confirmed to use a turbocharged V6 engine pushing out more than 350 bhp.
Both the S4 and RS4 will be significantly more powerful than their predecessors and also lighter so expect better performances, improved fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions.