Audi RS4 On The Way, Despite Previous Rumor

Last week, a rumor swirled around that the next-generation Audi RS4 would be thrown in the dumpster, as the German automaker wanted to focus on the RS5 and RS6. Now, it appears that the report in Car and Driver was false.

A new report has just come out that’s citing inside sources that are involved with the development of the new RS4 and they have stated that the previous rumor was a lie. According to Autovisie Magazine, the RS4 is still being developed and should be out within two years.

The sources have also said that the previous rumors came from people who are not actually involved with the development of the sedan. This is great news, as the world needs more high-performance sedans besides the Mercedes-Benz C63 and Lexus IS-F.

There are no other details available on the car at this time, but based on what we’ve seen already, the RS4 might be history next week, followed by its return the week after, so don’t get your hopes up.

Chances are this next generation will carry over some of the design cues from the A4. Expect Audi’s unique LED headlights system and all the electronic goodies that one can handle. The car will likely be more powerful and more fuel-efficient as well.

For those that don’t know, the Audi RS4 is the company’s answer to the BMW M3 and the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. The car is powered by a 4.2-liter V8 with 414 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque. While those numbers aren’t even close to the power output of the C63’s monstrous V8, the Audi does bring all-wheel drive stability to the table.

The current RS4 can hit 62 mph in just 4.8 seconds and it has a top speed, which is limited of course, to 155 mph.

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