Audi S series and RS series - sports versions of the cars of the German automaker AUDI AG, which have high dynamic characteristics. These cars are designed for dynamic driving and are classified as sports cars. The production of the Audi S-series began in 1990 with the Audi S2, while the first RS-series car appeared four years later from the Audi RS 2 Avant.
Modern models of the S and RS series are based on Audi A / TT / K models with the same number after the letter (for example, S4 / RS4 is based on the A4, TT RS - based TT). Earlier designated otherwise: Audi Ur-S4 from 1991-1994 was based on the Audi 100/200 (later named Audi A6); The first generations of the Audi S2 / RS2 (1990-1995) were based on the Audi 80/90 platform.
The models of the "S" series, from most of the main ranges of the Audi models, have been manufactured for many years. These cars are recognizable by their "S" label on the radiator grille and on the rear instead of the letter "A" in the designation of the model number and also used in the notation "S3", "TTS" and "SQ5".
All Audi models of the "S" series are equipped as standard with the quattro® all-wheel drive system. The internal combustion engine, along with larger, more powerful brakes, a stiffer suspension, a modified exterior, and interior trim options made of carbon fiber (carbon), distinguish them from their competitors.
Models Audi "S" series should not be confused with cars Audi "A, Q, TT" series, equipped with a package of "S line". Which are supplemented with leather trim, body elements, "S Line" label, sports steering wheel, sports front seats, wheel disks and sports suspension, but are not equipped with a high-power engine.
The company Audi produces cars with even higher dynamic characteristics, which can be recognized on the "RS" label. Characteristics and cost of these cars are equated to cars belonging to a class of supercars.
The RS models have higher dynamic characteristics than the models of the "S" series. All the cars of the "RS" series use the most innovative technologies. Cars Audi RS are one of the most powerful cars ever offered Audi along with the Audi R8 model. For example, the Audi RS 6 is more powerful than the larger Audi S8, but in the modern generation Audi S8 is not inferior in power to its counterparts, such as the Audi RS 6, Audi RS 7 and equipped with a single-engine of identical power. "RS" models of Audi are considered direct competitors of models of similar class and market segment of sports cars of BMW M and Mercedes-AMG series within the framework of generations of models of similar years of release, while Audi "S" series are positioned as models with higher dynamic characteristics in relation to to the "A" series. For example, Audi RS 5 competitors are BMW M3, M4, Audi S5 - BMW 335i (xDrive), while Audi RS 6 competes with BMW M5, and Audi S6 - with BMW 550i (xDrive).