Audi Plans to Release Gasoline-Powered RS Models Before Going All-Electric
Audi Sport GmbH Announces Upcoming RS Models on Premium Platform Combustion
Despite the growing trend towards electric vehicles, Audi is not ready to abandon its combustion engine lineup. Audi Sport GmbH, celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2023, is working on a series of performance cars powered by gasoline. This revelation was made by the Head of Audi Design, Marc Lichte, in an extensive interview published on the company’s official media site. He clarified that most of the forthcoming RS-badged cars would be based on two platforms: the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) for electric vehicles and the Premium Platform Combustion (PPC) for those with internal combustion engines (ICEs).
Although details about the PPC were not provided, it’s likely to be the platform for RS versions of Audi’s larger cars, currently utilizing the MLB architecture.