It has emerged that the the next-generation Audi RS4 will abstain from using the 4.2-liter V8 engine that has a max power of 450 HP (331 kW) and peak torque of 430 Nm (317 lb-ft).
Citing highly trustable sources in the company, Car and Driver recently stated that the next RS4 is likely to be powered by a new twin-turbo six-cylinder engine. While nothing is currently known about the specifications, the publication feels that the upcoming engine will have a higher power output than BMW’s 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine. This engine has a max power of 431 HP (317 kW) and peak torque of 406 lb-ft (550 Nm). This motor currently powers the BMW M3 and M4 Coupe.
This news doesn’t come across as a surprise for Audi has previously used a twin-turbo 2.7-liter V6 engine to power its 2000 RS4 Avant. Also, with the downsizing trend going on at full swing, we feel that this was bound to happen? What do you say?
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates on the next generation Audi RS4. Also, you can share your feelings about Audi’s decision to dump the highly potent 4.2 litre V8 by penning your thoughts in the comments section below.
Source: Car & Driver