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Audi RS

History • Models • Technology

Translated by Peter Albrecht
With Photography by Peter Besser

The comprehensive exploration of a fascinating line of sporting vehicles.
 
The RS in Audi RS stands for Rennsport, German for “racing sport,” indicating their enhanced focus on sports car performance. But for automotive fanatics, those two simple letters are an evocative byword for truly special cars with fantastic drivetrain solutions and abundant traction. Born out of a partnership with Porsche, Audi’s RS series grew from a single imprint into a constant presence in most of the manufacturer’s model lines. In this richly informative and handsomely illustrated book—created in close cooperation with Audi—journalist Constantin Bergander and photographer Peter Besser provide an in-depth look at a legendary series of automobiles.
 
This meticulously researched book tells the story of every RS model, from its origins in 1994, through the arrival of the disruptive Audi Avant RS2, all the way to the fully electric Audi RS e-tron GT of today. Bergander also digs deeper to provide context on the mechanical and industrial backgrounds of the cars, exploring the manufacturing plants where RS models are produced, the cars’ various all-wheel drivetrains, and the multitude of strategies behind the vehicles. Peter Besser fills out the details with more than four hundred color photographs, many of them never seen outside of this book. Bringing together the comprehensive history of every model in the line, Audi RS is a book filled with as much power and elegance as the vehicles themselves.


256 pages | 403 color plates | 9 1/2 x 11 1/4

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Table of Contents

6 • Foreword
8 • Prologue
22 • quattro GmbH & Audi Sport
32 • Compact Class
34 • Audi RS 3 Sportback (8P) 2011-2012
42 • Audi RS 3 Sportback & Sedan (8V) 2015-2020
52 • Technical Specifications
54 • Mid-range Models
56 • Audi Avant RS2 (P1/B4) 1994-1996
68 • Audi RS4 Avant (B5) 1999-2001
78 • Audi RS 4 (B7) 2005-2009
88 • Audi RS 5 Coupe & Cabriolet (B8) 2010-2015
98 • Audi RS 4 Avant (B8) 2012-2015
106 • Audi RS 5 Coupe & Sportback (B9) 2012-2015
116 • Audi RS 4 Avant (B9) 2017
124 • Technical Specifications
126 • Upper Mid-range Models
128 • Audi S6 plus Avant & Sedan (C4) 1996-1997
138 • Audi RS 6 Avant & Sedan (C5) 2002-2004
148 • Audi RS 6 Avant & Sedan (C6) 2008-2010
156 • Audi RS 6 Avant (C7) 2013-2018
164 • Audi RS 7 Sportback (C7) 2013-2018
170 • Audi RS 6 Avant (C8) 2019
178 • Audi RS 7 Sportback (C8) 2019
184 • Audi RS e-tron GT 2021
188 • Technical Specifications
194 • SUV Models
196 • Audi RS Q3 (8U) 2013-2016
202 • Audi RS Q3 & Sportback (F3) 2019
208 • Audi RS Q8 (4M) 2019
214 • Technical Specifications
216 • Sports Cars & Roadsters
218 • Audi TT RS Coupe & Roadster (8J) 2009-2011
228 • Audi TT RS Coupe & Roadster (8S) 2016
240 • Technical Specifications
242 • Studies
244 • Audi TT 2.7 T RS 2001
246 • Audi Sport quattro Concept 2010-2013
250 • Audi A1 Clubsport quattro 2011
252 • Audi RS 8 Innovation Vehicle (D4) 2013
254 • The RS Lexicon

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