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Old 01-14-2020, 06:48 AM   #1
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Default Audi Says No 4cylinder RS Models / No RS1

In this week's round-up of automotive gossip, we talk EV sales targets with Volkswagen, chat next-gen redesigns with Volvo, get the lowdown on Mercedes' new sustainability focus and more.

(e-)up, up and away for VW EVs

Volkswagen's ambitious plan is to sell 100,000 EVs worldwide this year. “We want to leverage all facets of EV – e-Up, e-Golf and ID 3,” said sales boss Jürgen Stackmann. As a result, he said, VW will avoid the industry fines for failing to meet the stricter emissions regulations due later this year. He said: “We will be compliant. The mission is to go beyond compliancy. We will not pay any fines. ”

Volvo's design realign

The next generation of Volvos will take on a more distinctive design than the new XC40 Recharge as the company moves to a fully electrified line-up, according to the firm’s design chief, Robin Page. “At the moment, the XC40 has to be combustion engined and electric so, like most brands, we’re in a transitional phase,” he said.

The Volkswagen e-Up is a typically polished (if slightly uninspiring) effort, and kick-starts competition in the small electric car category

Wolfsburg branches out into the motorhome market. Now, who’s for tea and...
No RS treatment for A1, says Audi Sport

Audi Sport won't make an RS1 version of the A1 supermini. Joint managing director Julius Seebach said the five-cylinder engine used in the current entry-level Audi Sport model, the RS3, is “our heritage” and will remain the entry point into the brand, so it won’t develop four-cylinder-powered cars, as would be needed to make an RS1.

Mercedes' green dream

Mercedes must demonstrate to customers that it is a sustainable modern luxury brand if it is to thrive, according to CEO Ola Källenius. “The concept of building beautiful machines is no longer enough,” he said. “They must be sustainable, not just in terms of emissions on the road but also in terms of their manufacturing.”
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Old 02-01-2020, 05:48 AM   #2
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Default Aw Shucks; Audi Won’t Build An RS1, RS3 Will Remain The Entry Model




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While there were no clear signals that Audi Sport will have its way with the new generation A1 Sportback, we are disappointed to find out that they have clearly ruled out an RS1.

In fact, they will not build a model smaller than the RS3 Sportback, as the compact hatchback will remain the most affordable Audi Sport on sale, according to managing director Julius Seebach, who spoke to Autocar on the topic.

Four-cylinder-powered RS cars are thus a ‘no-no’, so those looking for an A1 with some grunt will have to settle for the 40 TFSI. The supermini packs 200 PS (197 hp / 147 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque from the 2.0-liter TFSI, does the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 6.5 seconds and tops out at 235 km/h (146 mph).



On a more positive note, the five-banger found in the outgoing RS3 Sportback and Sedan, as well as the RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback, is believed to be updated for the next generation. The compact hot hatch needs to better challenge the likes of the new Mercedes-AMG A45 S, which enjoys a whopping 421 PS (415 hp / 310 kW), so it should kick out more than 400 horsepower.

The 2.5-liter five-pot currently makes 400 PS (395 hp / 294 kW) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) of torque, rocketing the hatchback to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just a little over 4 seconds and up to 280 km/h (174 mph). Some believe that the upcoming VW Golf R could ditch the four-pot for Audi’s five-banger, but we wouldn’t hold our breath on that.






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Old 02-01-2020, 09:09 AM   #3
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Awe isn’t that a cute little thing. Just need more holes and vents in the front bumper, think they went way too conservative.
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At this point they may as well make the entire front fascia out of mesh.
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My hunch is the EA888 2.0T they were developing to make 400 hp was what they were considering for the RS1. The same engine a rumored hyper Golf R would use.
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