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Audi files trademarks for Q6, Q8, R6, S2, S9, RS8 & RS1 - report

 Audi files trademarks for Q6, Q8, R6, S2, S9, RS8 & RS1 - report
Audi A1 clubsport quattro, W├Ârthersee Tour, 31.05.2011

According to a brief report by Dutch site telegraaf, Audi has filed trademarks for a vast range of new models that could join their line-up.

It suggests the brand are considering introducing a couple of new SUVs labeled the Q6 and Q8 while an exciting range of performance orientated models could be in the pipeline consisting of the R6, S2, S9, RS8 and RS1. Additionally, Audi has registered E-diesel, E-gasoline and gasoline-e which suggests further electric powertrain options are set to be offered in addition to the e-tron technology.

Speculation time

Audi's SUV line-up has long been speculated to to expand past the standard Q3, Q5 and Q7 models with additional options that could rival the BMW X6. The new patent registrations opens the door for the brand to produce sportier SUV coupe variants based on the Q5 and Q7 architectures.

The R6 would be reserved for a smaller sports car that could sit below the Audi R8, but it remains to be seen whether it would slot in above the TT model variants or just just simply replace them.

The RS8 is another model fans have hoped would be in the pipeline ever since the R8 was launched back in 2006. The RS1 meanwhile is potentially a production version of the A1 Clubsport Quattro Concept (pictured) that boasted 503 PS (370 kW / 496 bhp).

Audi are planning on reviving their A2 nameplate and they previewed the future in concept form at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year. The report of an S2 patent confirms the series will also get a higher performance version as well.

Last but not least comes the S9, a name that suggests Audi are planning on introducing a new halo car to their brand.

Source: telegraaf

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Comments (17)

lex33122
im surprised the haterz havent started attacking as yet...
May 12, 2012 10:07 pm
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tumbo
So am I! Whenever there is a thing about Audi, you see people just pushing the thumb down on every comment. Childlish.
May 13, 2012 4:13 pm
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lex33122
and then they go off about the design language. i mean really, does an auto manufacturer really make some people soooooo angry? its foolish lol
May 13, 2012 8:09 pm
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edd_lg
R6 , this sounds interesting.
May 11, 2012 7:29 pm
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tumbo
Out of all text in this article, one thing stuck in my mind: RS8 !!!!! Holy smokes!! Bring it on!!!
May 11, 2012 4:15 pm
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tumbo
Oh Bummer... I thought it would be a RS version of the A8.... Now that I read, its gonna be a R8 version? Cmon.... Weird. There is already an R8 GT... That is more than enough.
May 11, 2012 4:19 pm
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tumbo
Oh Bummer... I thought it would be a RS version of the A8.... Now that I read, its gonna be a R8 version? Cmon.... Weird. There is already an R8 GT... That is more than enough.
May 11, 2012 4:19 pm
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CatZura
Yeah, I'm pretty sure RS8 is in fact referring to the RS version of the A8. WCF often get's confused. More intriguing is the R6 though. That's probably the mid-engine baby R8 which I thought they'd cancelled. Here's hope they haven't
May 11, 2012 5:04 pm
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OmarKaiserRasheed
It might be enough but that car is limited edition only 333 or 555 of them I cant remember. But yeah I hope the make a rs version of both, but I am disappointed with the new A8 looks very bland, I really think out of the a8, 7 series, and s class, jaguars XJ looks the best and if I am not mistaken is faster and lighter than all of these(I dono about a8) cus the jag is aluminum, but The jags not as comfortable as the rest. I have cash ready to buy an R8 but waiting to see how the refresh or the new r8 looks like. :) Wish me luck. My 1st super car
May 11, 2012 6:03 pm
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lex33122
@Omar i say wait for the new one!
May 13, 2012 12:50 am
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tumbo
Omar: I do agree! I am looking out for the S8 V10, the D3 version. I love that car so much! The D4 is a disapointment in design.. It looks so bland. But I do have to say that the new S8 V8TT makes it look so much better. But still... The design could be better.
May 13, 2012 4:15 pm
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bhumz
I do have to question the implication of "RS8" being used for an R8 variant... I would think the nomenclature would FINALLY be an "RS" variant of the A8 sedan.
May 11, 2012 3:25 pm
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OmarKaiserRasheed
I was thinking the same thing, could be either
May 11, 2012 6:00 pm
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Marco Svelte
I agree because one would think if there was going to be an RS variant of the R8, then it would follow the path of the TT with the TT-RS in naming it the R8-RS
May 12, 2012 12:08 pm
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lex33122
the uncertainty makes it exciting. either way, its a more powerful version of sonething thats already great
May 12, 2012 5:15 pm
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M
"Patents" ? Are you nuts or what ? How can you mix up patents with trademarks applications/registrations ? This is just nonesense. Please use proper intellectual property terminology.
May 11, 2012 2:41 pm
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TheAntichrist
Very good from Audi. Audi A9 will looks nice, S9 even better...http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/bilder/audi-zukunft-mehr-als-20-modelle-bis-2016-das-heer-der-ringe-1880165.html?fotoshow_item=22#fotoshow_item=26
May 11, 2012 12:28 pm
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