[2020 Edition] Current Audi Model Lineup

Everything You Need to Know About 2020 Audi Sports & Performance Models Including Prices, Specs & Reviews

Updated: January 3rd, 2020

Saloons & Estates / Supercars / Sporty SUVs

Audi 2020 Lineup

The four-ringed German marque has really come into its own in the last decade, with Audi now setting a benchmark for what a luxury sports car at an accessible price, can and should be. They’ve also expanded the propagation of their expertise, producing a range of SUVs, sedans, estates and supercars which all fall into this category.

The latest addition to their lineup is the Audi RS 6 Avant; a high-performance station wagon with supercar character. For better or for worse, it isn’t one of their new electric vehicles, although Audi has publicly committed to a having ⅓ of their lineup fully electric by 2025.

For North American customers, this is an even bigger deal, as quite some time has passed since a high performance estate was sold by Audi in the western hemisphere. With the RS 6 Avant, Audi also sees an opportunity to revitalize and galvanize a segment of cars that is severely underrepresented on the continent.

The Audi R8 retains its position as poster boy at the top of the performance hierarchy, though the car has been rumoured for retirement no later than 2023. At this time, the mid-engined V10 supercar has been afforded little to no clarity with regards to what a replacement, if any, might look like.

With the company changing its focus to EV production and technologies, it will be interesting to see how things play out for Audi over the next decade. Will Audi be taking lead on this next generation of transportation? How will their philosophies and definitions of an “engaging driving experience” be affected by this transformation?

We look forward to following them on as they embark on this journey.

Related: Audi News / Our Audi Hub

Current Audi Coupes, Saloons & Estates

2020 Audi Sports Cars

Over the recent years, Audi has really stamped its authority in the space of building some of the best sports sedans, coupes and wagons in the world; best of all, the majority of these cars require less than a 6-figure commitment before you find the keys nestled your pocket.

Based on the standard models in their lineup, such cars are given the omnipotent ‘RS’ (abbreviation for RennSport) badge once they have undergone the necessary augmentations to become the top performance trims of their respective models.

2020 Audi RS3

2020 Audi RS 3 (Sportback/Sedan)

Base price: $56,200
Engine: 2.5L turbocharged inline-5
Power: 394hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque: 354 lb-ft @ 2,000 rpm
0-60 mph: 3.9 s

 The 2020 Audi RS 3 features a 2.5-liter TFSI turbocharged engine that’s known for its unique firing order and inimitable sound, producing 394 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. Motorsport DNA fuels the alluring look of the 2020 RS 3 Sedan. From the aggressive RS-specific exterior to the standard, quilted diamond-stitched S sport front seats trimmed in Fine Nappa leather, the feel of the track isn’t far away.

2020 Audi TT RS

2020 Audi TT RS (Coupe)

Base price: $67,895
Engine: 2.5L turbocharged inline-5
Power: 394hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque: 354 lb-ft @ 2,000 rpm
0-60 mph: 3.6 s

The TT RS gets Audi’s 2.5-liter TFSI engine with direct injection, a DOHC 4-valve design with Audi valvelift variable timing and lift, and an intercooled and turbocharged forced induction system. Power peaks at 394 hp and maximum torque of 354 lb-ft. Its inline 5-cylinder configuration and 1-2-4-5-3 firing order makes it sing with a distinctive voice. As always the TT RS looks the business and is full of tech.

2020 Audi RS5

2020 Audi RS 5 (Sportback/Coupe)

Base price: $92,500 (est.)
Engine: 2.9L twin-turbocharged V6
Power: 444hp @ 5,700 rpm
Torque: 443 lb-ft @ 1,900 rpm
0-60 mph: 3.8 s

The 2020 Audi RS5 is the highest performance and boldest styling-wise Audi 5 model. Impressive straight-line speed thanks to its twin-turbo V-6 and sharp cornering abilities thanks to its proven Quattro all-wheel-drive system. Despite its intimidating appearance and track-ready hardware, the mighty Audi coupe is actually a comfortable daily driver. A great daily executive car with enough poke to keep enthusiasts happy.

2020 Audi RS6

2020 Audi RS 6 Avant

Base price: $112,745 (est.)
Engine: 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8
Power: 591 hp @ (TBD) rpm
Torque: 590 lb-ft @ (TBD) rpm
0-60 mph: 3.5 s

The 2020 Audi RS 6 Avant’s sheds the conservative styling but keeps the high-performance station wagon concept. Derived from the already-excellent Audi A6 sedan, the souped-up station wagon adds RS-specific bodywork and exclusive go-fast goodies. Powered by a twin-turbo 4 liter V-8 and 48V mild-hybrid system. The system makes 591 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque and the car goes like the clappers. A beast.

2020 Audi RS7

2020 Audi RS 7 (Sportback/Sedan)

Base price: $120,000 (est.)
Engine: 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8
Power: 591 hp @ (TBD) rpm
Torque: 590 lb-ft @ (TBD) rpm
0-60 mph: 3.5 s

The RS7 Sportback is what you get if you take the RS6 Avant and put it in the sleeker Sportback body. The RS7 Sportback is an aggressive and beautiful car with the specs to back up its looks. Under the hood is a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 with a mild-hybrid powertrain. All told, power numbers are 591 hp and 690 lb-ft of torque. The car is a fast four-door option to anyone who needs a practical car but also wants a very capable sports car.

Current Audi Supercars

2020 Audi Supercars

The Audi R8 and R8 Spyder are still the company’s most distinguishable car. It continues to occupy the throne of Audi’s hierarchy, as the marque’s flagship and only exotic representative. Boasting a mid-engine layout, naturally aspirated V10 power plant, and an instantly remarkable supercar silhouette, the soon-to-be-outgoing R8 is Audi’s interpretation of what the highest echelons of roadcar performance looks like.

2020 Audi R8

2020 Audi R8 (Coupe/Spyder)

Base price: $172,450
Engine: 5.2L naturally aspirated V10
Power: 562 hp @ 8,100 rpm
Torque: 406 lb-ft @ 6,700 rpm
0-60 mph: 3.4 s

The Audi R8 underwent a facelift recently. It now has more aggressive styling. It’s the best looking the R8 has ever been. The front fascia is different and it has new side skirts, a new rear bumper, new rear diffuser, and a new spoiler. Inside, the cabin looks more or less the same. The supercar gets a 5.2-liter V10 that produces 562 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque.

2020 Audi R8 Performance

2020 R8 Performance (Coupe/Spyder)

Base price: $199,450
Engine: 5.2L naturally aspirated V10
Power: 602 hp @ 8,100 rpm
Torque: 443 lb-ft @ 6,700 rpm
0-60 mph: 3.2 s

If the regular R8 is not enough, you can make the jump to the Audi R8 V10 performance and get 602 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. This bumps the 0 to 60 mph time to 3.2 seconds and the top speed to 205 mph. The Audi R8 has always been a true performer, and now it looks better than ever, too. There’s a roadster version of the car, too.

Current Audi SUVs With a Sports & Performance Focus

2020 Audi Sporty SUVs

The sport utility vehicle segment has become an ever present figure in the automotive market, catering to the needs of the modern day family and in many respects, society as a whole. As both SUVs and their customers have evolved, a palette for high performance variants has also developed. Audi looks to cater to these tastes with a line-up of RS (and e-tron) infused utilitarianism.

2020 Audi RS Q8

2020 Audi RS Q8

Base price: $141,000 (est.)
Engine: 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8
Power: 591 hp @ (TBD) rpm
Torque: 590 lb-ft @ (TBD) rpm
0-60 mph: 3.7 s

The Audi RS Q8 is the fastest version of the Q8. It’s also the fastest dang SUV around the Nordschleife too. Not bad for an SUV you can ferry the kids to and from school in. The model gets a high-performance 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 engine. That engine is no joke. It punches out 592 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. That’s quite a lot of power.

Audi E-Tron

2020 e-tron (Sportback/SUV)

Base price: $74,800
Engine: Twin Asynchronous Electric Motors
Range: 210 miles
Power: 402 hp (Boost mode)
Torque: 490 lb-ft (Boost mode)
0-60 mph: 5.5 s (Boost mode)

This is probably the most disappointing new Audi. The new 2020 Audi E-Tron comes up short on range and performance, but it’s comfortable, fashionable, has all the right gear. It is more a luxurious crossover EV than a performance focused model so it really only just squeaks onto our list this year. I suspect it won’t make it next year.

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