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    Help me understand how Audi's model names work?

    I was reading up on the RS6 thread and I'm totally confused as to the different names Audi gives it's models.

    Why is the S8 or S3 called "S" and the RS4, RS6 with RS? I always get confused as to how they class their vehicles. That being said I never know which is top in it's category from Audi?

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    I always thought the "A" models (A4, A6, A8) were the standard, the "S" models (S4, S6, S8) were the sportier versions, with the "RS" models (RS4, RS6, RS?) being the sportiest (think BMW "M") of each model line.

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    And then you have the R8

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    The series range from regular A4 (e.g.) to S4 = Sport and finally their top-of-the line RS4= Rennsport.
    "RennSport" is short for the German term "Rennen Sport" which means "Racing Sport".

    The S versions are beefed up versions of the regular lineup - usually better suspension, optical designpackage and engine tweak.

    The RS versions are even more of everything. Much more power, more racing components adjusted for everyday use, sometimes more exotic materials and always developed in collaboration with the Quattro division.

    Check out www.audiworld.com for more info.

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    Dr. Phil said:
    "RennSport" is short for the German term "Rennen Sport" which means "Racing Sport".




    RS = Rennsport = Racing Sport ("Rennen Sport" does not exist - sometimes German is easier than you think )

    O.K. O.K. not thaaaat easy though - Rennsport is a general term which includes horse racing and bycicle racing also. If one wants to be more specific Motorsport is the better term. Of course with a RS badge on a car it's pretty self explaining that it does not refer to bycicle racing or racing with 1 HP only

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    Porsche-Jeck said:
    Quote:
    Dr. Phil said:
    "RennSport" is short for the German term "Rennen Sport" which means "Racing Sport".




    RS = Rennsport = Racing Sport ("Rennen Sport" does not exist - sometimes German is easier than you think )

    O.K. O.K. not thaaaat easy though - Rennsport is a general term which includes horse racing and bycicle racing also. If one wants to be more specific Motorsport is the better term. Of course with a RS badge on a car it's pretty self explaining that it does not refer to bycicle racing or racing with 1 HP only



    So, basically your whole post was just a poorly disguised attempt at being a smartass?


    If german is so straightforward - explain this picture:

    And a Schladen-Pfladen mit geschnickternes gebbelhüber-knopfrigen geflixenweller und schlagsahhne to you, sir.


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    Ahhh, it is actually that simple. I never quite understood until now. Thanks guys! Best automotive encyclopedia out there

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    So, after a month or so with the RS4, are you going to test the RS6 now?

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    OK you smart people, diagnose R8 then - Why R alone, Why 8?
    I can kinda see that the R would imply that it was more Race than Race+Sport. But does the 8 leave room for other models below (as in the rest of the range)?... in which case, what's the plan regarding future R models?

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    R8 is Audi's racing car from le-man.
    if i'm not mistaking, R=Rennen which in german means "racer"

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    Quote:
    Dr. Phil said:
    So, basically your whole post was just a poorly disguised attempt at being a smartass?


    If german is so straightforward - explain this picture:

    And a Schladen-Pfladen mit geschnickternes gebbelhüber-knopfrigen geflixenweller und schlagsahhne to you, sir.




    hahaha, I knew this would come
    the picture is easy: chopped turkey hen in a creamy sherry sauce with dried tomatoes and hash browns (typical Autobahn-Raststätten stuff ), but I have serious problems to translate your own creation. "Knopfriger Geflixenweller" - ROFL

    Of course as a humble Schnitzel-eater I'm not so familiar with this three star nouvelle cuisine stuff.

    Perhaps you can help me by posting a pic of your great creation

    Re: Help me understand how Audi's model names work

    This is a South African model, but which one ?

    Re: Help me understand how Audi's model names work

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    Gnil said:
    This is a South African model, but which one ?



    Looks like u need a license to grill for that car...

    Re: Help me understand how Audi's model names work

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    Dr. Phil said:
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    Gnil said:
    This is a South African model, but which one ?



    Looks like u need a license to grill for that car...


    I know the driver, she does not have one. Should she be reported ?

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    EEEK! Where was this Gnil?

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    That'd be an Audi 90 Quattro. My first car, and boy do i miss it!

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    Mike S said:
    EEEK! Where was this Gnil?



    On the N2, between JHB and Durban

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    looks like a 2001/02 A4.

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    Discover said:
    looks like a 2001/02 A4.



    Yes, that's it. Could be just a Ferrari or an R8 in disguise though .

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    Crash said:
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    Discover said:
    looks like a 2001/02 A4.



    Yes, that's it. Could be just a Ferrari or an R8 in disguise though .


    It ended up like that because of bush fires. She caught some sparkles.
    It was my wife's friend driving it, with two small children in the back. A trucker made her signs to stop as he could see the smoke coming out of the engine. She just managed to get everyone out of the car in time..

     
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