Four locations: production of the RS models
RS models are produced at four locations. The RS 3 Sportback**, the RS 3 Sedan**, the RS 4 Avant**, the RS 5 Coupé**, and the RS 5 Sportback** roll off the line in the German plant in Ingolstadt. The RS 6 Avant** and the RS 7 Sportback** are produced at the Neckarsulm site. At the Hungarian plant in Győr, the TT RS as a Coupé** and Roadster**, the RS Q3** and the RS Q3 Sportback** are built. The RS Q8** is produced at the Slovakian plant in Bratislava. All RS models are processed on shared systems with their sister models. The Audi press shops supply the specific sheet metal parts made of steel or, in many cases, aluminum that are then assembled in the body shop.
The marriage, that is the assembly station where the suspension and drivetrain are joined with the body, is very challenging in the case of the models with a V8 engine in particular. RS-specific parts such as the exhaust system, bumpers, rear aprons, and wheels complete the RS models. A two-digit number of RS 6 Avants** and RS 7 Sportbacks** are built in Neckarsulm every working day. Each one of them is checked on a road course before being handed over to the customer.
The “Böllinger Höfe” factory is located close by the Neckarsulm plant, the headquarters of Audi Sport GmbH. This is where the sports and racing cars of the R8 family** are built, in large part by hand, and the fully electric Audi e-tron GT will soon be built here, too.