Celebrating 25 Years of the Audi RS

 

In 1994, Audi released its first ever RS model, the RS 2 Avant and it changed the game for sport vehicle performance. Now, as 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the first RS model, Audi Sport is releasing two all-new RS models this year! Keep reading to learn more about the legendary Audi RS line over the years.   

What's the meaning behind the infamous Audi RS badge? RS stands for "Rennsport", a German word that translates to "racing sport", and every model that carries the badge is focused on exceptional performance and handling.   What else sets RS models apart from other Audis? RS models are not made in the same factories as the rest of the Audi lineup and are instead produced by Audi subsidiary Audi Sport GmbH at a factory in Neckarsulm, Germany. 

Audi Sport GmbH, formerly known as quattro GmbH, is a wholly owned private subsidiary of Audi, and specializes in producing high performance Audi vehicles. The RS models have pioneered Audi's most advanced technology and engineering expertise for the last 25 years, and show no signs of stopping anytime soon.     

Since 1994, Audi has released 24 RS models to the lineup. Currently, in the U.S., we have 5 RS models available including the 2018 RS 7, the 2019 RS 3, RS 5 Sportback, RS 5 Coupe, and the TT RS Coupe. One of the new releases is expected to be an updated RS 7, while the other new RS model is still a mystery, but there's talk of an RS SUV.   If you're interested in a truly exhilarating drive - take a look at Audi San Juan's current RS inventory and schedule a test drive with us today!         

 

History of Audi RS models 
  • 1994 - Audi RS2 Avant (wagon) - 311hp turbocharged 2.2L, five-cylinder
  • 2000 - Audi RS4 Avant - 375hp twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 
  • 2002 - Audi RS6 Sedan - 450hp twin-turbocharged 4.2-liter V8
  • 2002 - Audi RS6 Avant - 450hp twin-turbocharged 4.2-liter V8 
  • 2005 - Audi RS4 Sedan - 420hp 4.2-liter V8 
  • 2005 - Audi RS4 Avant - 420hp 4.2-liter V8 
  • 2006 - Audi RS4 Cabriolet - 420hp 4.2-liter V8 
  • 2008 - Audi RS6 Sedan - 580hp twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V10  
  • 2008 - Audi RS6 Avant - 580hp twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V10 
  • 2009 - Audi TT RS - 340hp turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder  
  • 2009 - Audi TT RS Roadster - 340hp turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder 
  • 2010 - Audi RS5 Coupe - 450hp 4.2-liter V8 
  • 2011 - Audi RS3 Sportback - 340hp turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder 
  • 2012 - Audi RS5 Cabriolet - 450hp 4.2-liter V8 
  • 2012 - Audi RS4 Avant - 450hp 4.2-liter V8 
  • 2013 - Audi RS6 Avant - 560hp twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 
  • 2013 - Audi RS7 Sportback - 560hp twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 
  • 2013 - Audi RS Q3 Crossover - 306hp 2.5-liter five-cylinder  
  • 2015 - Audi RS3 Sportback - 367hp turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder 
  • 2016 - Audi TT RS Coupe - 400hp turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder 
  • 2016 - Audi RS3 Sedan - 400hp 2.5-liter five-cylinder 
  • 2016 - Audi TT RS Roadster - 400hp 2.5-liter five-cylinder 
  • 2017 - Audi RS5 Coupe - 444hp twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 
  • 2017 - Audi RS4 Avant - 444hp twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 
  • 2018 - Audi RS5 Sportback - 444hp twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6   


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