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Report: Audi mulling possibility of RS1

Report: Audi mulling possibility of RS1 image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Audi | posted August 18, 2015 13:53

Audi reportedly planning to introduce an entry-level RS

Audi may be planning to take a chunk of the hot hatchback segment as plans for making a RS1 sound feasible according to Audi Australia Managing Director Andrew Doyle.

Speaking to Motoring AU, Doyle stated that a RS1 would benefit the company as the RS range is a favorite amongst customers both in Australia and in other parts of the world.

“I think the brand has the ability to expand further”, said Doyle.

Doyle even went on to say that if Audi gets to be green-lighted for production, they will have now something to rival against Mercedes-Benz' growing inline-four AMG models.

Exact powertrain of the proposed RS1 remains a mystery but it may eventually be powered by a 2.0-liter TFSI engine derived from the S1 model that pushes out 231 PS.

“Certainly nothing's confirmed right now but why not, I would say, at least from an Australian perspective. There's an appetite for such models and we can do it globally,” added Doyle.

If the RS1 ever takes off, it may come out in the next-generation A1.

Note: Pictured above is the Audi S1

Source: Motoring AU