fThe Frankfurt Motor Show is coming up very soon, and Audi will have a very impressive showcase for it. There will be tons of new competition from its German rivals, BMW and Mercedes, as well as newcomers from Cadillac and Jaguar, but Audi should have one of the best shows there. With several new models and new technology to showcase, Audi will draw some serious attention away from the competition.
Some of the cars set to be shown by Audi at Frankfurt will excite not just Audi enthusiast, but the whole motoring world. The first big headline is the obvious Q6 Concept. The upcoming Q6 will be a full EV SUV poised to take on the Tesla Model X. With an R8 e-tron powertrain and coupe-like SUV styling, the Q6 should be a real stunner. It will even challenge German neighbor, BMW, and its X5 eDrive 40e. This will most likely be the biggest news coming from the Audi stage.
Another big debut will be another SUV, the SQ7. The new Q7 is already receiving rave reviews for its new lightweight chassis, capable driving dynamics and fantastic looks, an SQ7 will up the bar even further. With a new 4.0 liter turbocharged V8 TDI diesel engine, the SQ7 could make around 429 hp and complete the 0-60 mph sprint in around 5.5 seconds. That’s mighty quick for a diesel. But it will also have other S-Line touches to differentiate it from the standard version and will likely be a popular car in Frankfurt.
The other big Audi being debuted in Frankfurt is the new Audi TT RS. The previous TT RS was beloved by not just Audi fans but by nearly the whole automotive world. With its funky yet vicious 2.5 liter turbocharged five-cylinder engine, 6-Speed manual only and Quattro all-wheel drive, the TT RS felt like a baby Audi R8. This made fans adore it and non-Audi fans respect it. It was one of the most exciting and interesting cars Audi’s made in a long time. So a replacement is going to be a big deal. Even if they do make it S-Tronic DCT only.
So the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show will be a big deal of the folks in Ingolstadt. Audi has a chance to take some of the “go-green” spotlight that seems to be on BMW lately and show Mercedes-Benz that it means business. This will be an important auto show for Audi. We’ll see how it plays out in September.