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Perhaps it is to be expected given the B9 A4 is set to be revealed early next week, but a rumor from GTSpirit.com suggests that Audi will end production of its B8-generation RS 4 Avant, RS 5 Coupé and RS 5 Cabriolet models as soon as next month.
Explanation for the end in production is what might be expected, as Audi’s production facilities will begin to switch over to the B9-generation cars. A5 and S5 test mules have begun to turn up at the Nurburgring. Likely RS versions will follow in about a year’s time.
In particular, the GT Spirit sights Audi’s need to convert its Ingolstadt production facility over to B9. It should be noted that the RS 4 and RS 5 are built by quattro GmbH in Neckarsulm.
With the first-generation R8 also ending production this summer, it is expected that Audi will phase out its high-revving 4.2 FSI that powers these cars. Built in forms up to 450 horsepower, the engine has been a blue chip entry in Audi’s high performance engine range since it debuted with the R8 and B7 RS 4 back in 2006. Audi’s expected move to turbos spell the end for this robust high-revving and normally aspirated mill.
Read more about the end of production at GT Spirt HERE.