Audi S4 B9, and Audi R8 Turbo
With the introduction of the 2016 Audi A4 and A4 Avant B9 platform Audi is also working on the S4 B9 which will be powered by an enhanced 3.0-liter supercharged V6.
The current Audi S4 B8.5 is powered by a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 with 333 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque, and is capable of a 4.4 seconds 0-60 mph, and so far it has enjoyed a segment all to itself.
The new S4 B9 is rumored to produce more than 355 horsepower and 355 lb-ft of torque, and with over 250 lbs weight saving it should help the new super sedan to propel from 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds.
2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Sport Turbo V6 produces 362 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque.
2016 Jaguar XE S Supercharged V6 produces 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque.
2016 BMW 340i Turbo i6 produces 320 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque.
With the new competition, the sport sedan segment has heated up and we can’t wait to see who comes on top.
Audi has revealed that the new R8 will eventually be offered with a turbo engine.
Audi has ruled out turbocharged engines as the range topping engine in R8 roster, as the upgraded 5.2-liter V10 with 610 horsepower is doing just fine being the Audi Quattro King of the Hill.
The V10 2016 Audi R8 is capable of sub 3-seconds 0-60 mph and 205 mph top speed.
Currently Quattro is developing an upgraded version of its inline five cylinder turbo engine, which is lighter and smaller than the V10.
Quattro is also working on an all new bi-turbo V6 for the RS4 B9. One thing’s for sure, and that’s the fact that Audi R8 won’t offer a V8 in this lifecycle.
Whether Audi will be using the Turbo 5 or new bi-Turbo 6 cylinder for the entry level R8 remains unknown, however most its competitors like the Mercedes-AMG GT S, and Porsche 911 Turbo are powered by Turbo engines.