Friday, September 10, 2010

Audi S1, S8 and "R4" e-tron roadster reported to debut in Paris

. Friday, September 10, 2010

Two new reports from Germany's Auto Motor und Sport shed some light on what may come from Audi at next month's 2010 Paris Motor Show. According to the reports, a drop-top version of Audi's Detroit e-tron concept is set to take stage in the city of lights along with the performance-minded incarnations of both Audi's smallest and largest models, the S1 and S8.

In addition to the S1, S8 and e-tron roadster; AMundS noted that the A7 and R8 GT will make their official world debuts at the Paris show. If this info is accurate, we will be looking forward to official photos and specifications of the S1 and S8 in the next few weeks.

Lastly, Auto Motor und Sport points out a possible conflict with the "R4" designation that many use to describe this new e-tron and other "baby R8" concepts. Apparently Renault had already used the name for a previous model called the R4. So at this point, we'll stick to e-tron "roadster" or "cabriolet."

Below, you'll find links to the reports in both the original German and English-translated versions.

The stars of the Paris Motor Show 2010 (German) | English translated

Audi e-tron cabrio in Paris (German) | English translated