Audi Sport isn’t hiding the fact the brand will ultimately offering electrified vehicles. In fact, outgoing boss Stephan Winkelmann has confirmed Audi Sport’s first battery-electric model will arrive in 2020.
Given Volkswagen Group’s quest to electrify many of its models, the fact Audi’s performance division has electrification plans is not at all surprising. Winkelmann told AutoCar, “from 2020 onwards, the start of the introduction of battery electric vehicles.”
He went on to suggest that the first battery-electric model will be an SUV, also not that surprising given their popularity. More electrified Audi Sport models will rollout within the decade.
Despite the battery-electric push, Winkelmann says traditional models will still have a place in the Audi Sport lineup. He says the brand has a host of new turbocharged engines coming, although he offered no details regarding any new traditional models.