A purported roadmap of Audi‘s future product lineup has surfaced online.
Posted by Autobahn.eu, the document suggests the four-ringed brand will be pretty busy next year as the company plans to launch at least nine different models in the United States.
Things will apparently kick off in March with the launch of the new A5 and S5 Coupe. Based on the same platform that underpins the A4, the coupe will be significantly lighter than the outgoing models and feature an evolutionary design. An assortment of different engines will be available including a 2.0-liter TFSI four-cylinder that produces 248 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque.
One month later, customers can expect to see the new Q5 / SQ5, R8 Spyder, and TT RS Coupe. The Q5 will follow in the footsteps of the Q7 and feature an assortment of engines sourced from the A4. The TT RS Coupe, on the other hand, is expected to have a turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine with around 400 hp. Last but not least, the R8 Spyder will closely echo the coupe variant and feature a 5.2-liter V10 engine with outputs of 540 hp and 610 hp.
The product crescendo will continue into May as Audi will launch the A5 / S5 Sportback and the A5 / S5 Convertible. Audi will then take a one month break before launching the performance oriented SQ7.
The aforementioned models will be joined by the RS3 Sedan in August and a Q7 e-tron in October.
The rest of 2017 will be pretty quiet but Audi has an assortment of models scheduled for 2018. These include the A6, A7, and A8 as well as the high-performance RS5 Coupe. We can also expect to see the previously announced Q8 crossover and a new battery electric vehicle. The document also appears to show an entry-level R8 will join the lineup with an undisclosed V6 engine.