Audi Sport boss to “close the gap” on BMW M

News | July 23rd, 2019 by 2
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The head of Audi Sport says the sportscar division at Audi wants to build more cars to “close the gap” on rivals at BMW M and …

The head of Audi Sport says the sportscar division at Audi wants to build more cars to “close the gap” on rivals at BMW M and Mercedes-AMG. The product expansion is planned over the next few years and will include new variants of their S and RS models.

“We have permission to grow with Audi Sport in terms of volume, but also in terms of creating the strong brand. We have a lot of support and we have the mandate to do it,” Audi Sport managing director Oliver Hoffmann told motoring.com.au.

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According to the report, Audi will reveal its new RS Q8 late in 2019, along with new versions of the RS Q3, RS6 Avant and RS7 Sportback. Hoffmann said “there is no decision regarding an RS Q5” to take on the likes of the BMW X3 M and Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S.

“In volume terms, we will have the biggest model launch ever in our history in the next years. That means we will increase our sale numbers.

“For sure we are number three in terms of the sale volumes behind M and AMG, but we will close the gap in the next years,” he promised.

“I am really looking forward to closing this gap in terms of volume and also the market share for M and AMG,” Hoffmann added.

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