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Audi RSQ8 and RSQ3 2020 teased

Audi has teased its upcoming range of RS performance models.

This dimly-lit teaser image shows the future of Audi Sport's RS range is bright.

The German performance brand has released this image showcasing its upcoming models - or at least the silhouettes of those new offerings. But our knowledge of what's coming and what we've already spied under-going testing allows us to reveal what this six-vehicle line-up will be.

Expect to see the new RS6 Avant and RS7 Sportback unveiled at September's Frankfurt Motor Show. These two closely-related models will be packing the same powertrain, the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 already found in the Porsche Panamera, Cayenne and Lamborghini Urus.

Reports indicate for the Audi duo the bent-eight will be tuned to pump out a hefty 485kW of power and 800Nm of torque. Paired to the four-ring brand's trademark quattro all-wheel drive system the family-friendly wagon and Sportback should have no trouble helping you get the kids to footy practice on time.

Another rapid load-lugger is also on the way, an update of the RS4 Avant (the silhouette second from right). It will get a similar nip and tuck as the rest of the A4 range so don't expect too much in the way of technical updates, with the 2.6-litre twin-turbo V6 staying put with its healthy 331kW/600Nm outputs.

The other three new RS additions are all SUVs - the RSQ3 and RSQ3 Sportback siblings as well as the bigger RSQ8. Unsurprisingly, Audi Sport is expanding its range of SUVs amid a push by all three German luxury brands into the high-riding space as customers demand more high-performance high-riders.

The RSQ8 is expected to be on sale in Europe by the end of 2019, which points to a mid-to-late 2020 arrival in Australia.

What sits under its bonnet remains unconfirmed but the most likely option is the same petrol-electric set-up as the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid - a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 paired with a powerful electric motor. The internal combustion engine alone produces 404kW and 550Nm but with help from the electric motor's 100kW and up to 400Nm it has a total system output of a whopping 850Nm.

While the hybrid system adds weight and complexity that should be enough grunt to help the RSQ8 hold its own against the BMW X6M and Mercedes-AMG GLE63 Coupe.

The smaller RSQ3 and RSQ3 Sportback are also expected to have the covers taken off publically at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Motivation for these new hot-rod SUV is expected to be the latest iteration of Audi's 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine good for approximately 300kW.

While it's too early for Audi Australia to comment on these future models, given the popularity of both SUVs and performance cars it's safe to assume all six of these will be coming to an Audi showroom near you as soon as possible.

Do you like high-performance SUVs or are they a bad idea? Let us know what you think in the comments below.