Upcoming Audi A4 reportedly topped by electric variant and plug-in hybrid RS 4

Audi’s electrical-auto strategy at present depends on the start of new nameplates, the most modern of which is the Q4 E-Tron. Having said that, the automaker will inevitably introduce electric powered versions of current nameplates, and the up coming A4 thanks around 2023 could be the initially avenue.

Citing anonymous sources, Autocar noted on Monday that Audi’s following A4 will be topped by two electrified designs, one particular of which will be a battery-electric powered product. The other is documented to be a plug-in hybrid RS 4. Curiously, the pure electric design is also documented to be coming with an RS badge. There will also be non-RS electrical A4s, in accordance to Autocar‘s resources.

The electrical A4s, including the RS version, will most most likely journey on Volkswagen Group’s new PPE devoted EV system that will get there up coming 12 months in an Audi Q6 E-Tron similar to the Porsche Macan EV recently noticed tests. It really is possible they function a bit unique styling to the non-electric A4s, together with a one of a kind fastback physique like the recent A5 Sportback, one thing that was hinted in April with the A6 E-Tron notion, an electric fastback that previews an electric powered A6 because of in 2023.

Audi A6 E-Tron Concept - 2021 Shanghai auto show

Audi A6 E-Tron Principle – 2021 Shanghai auto show

Foreseeable future A4 variants with an inside-combustion engine will rely on an updated variation of the recent A4’s MLB system. Expect electrification throughout the variety, with reduce-operate types to depend on gentle-hybrid know-how.

As for the plug-in hybrid RS 4, this will reportedly pair the current RS 4’s 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 with an electric powered travel method. The present-day RS 4 provides 444 hp but the following one really should have substantially extra power, considering that Mercedes-Benz AMG’s forthcoming plug-in hybrid C63 is anticipated to deliver up to 643 hp.

Let us hope Audi reverses its foolish conclusion to build the RS 4 as a wagon only, so that we may finally see it return to the United States in sedan form. We’d be similarly happy if Audi sticks to the wagon human body only for the future RS 4 but features it domestically, like the automaker does with the much larger RS 6 wagon. Remain tuned.