Report: Audi has no plans to do RS badged Q5, Q7

Audi Q5 Custom Concept

According to some digging done by, Audi has no plans to do RS variants of the Q5 and Q7 SUVs. Quoting Stephan Reil, Audi’s head of Technical Development, the site reports that Audi has no desire to compete BMW’s X5 M and X6 M.

Reil said that the RS models will only be produced “when it is technically possible,” and that the RS badge must continue to represent only the “maximum expression of performance and driving dynamics.”

At the 2009 Wörthersee show in Austria, Audi the Q5 Custom Concept, which is powered by a 3.0 TFSI V6 was supercharged to pump out a total of 408-hp with a peak torque of 369 lb-ft. It is mated to a 7-speed S-tronic automatic transmission, which allows it to run from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph.

Audi Q5 Custom Concept:

– By: Omar Rana