The brand with the four rings will be competing in the famous Dakar Rally for the first time with an innovative prototype, the Audi RS Q e-tron.
Dakar Rally 2022 in Saudi Arabia
After many historical successes in rallying, the brand with the four rings enters the Dakar Rally for the first time in 2022 electrically in the e-tron models. Set to compete in one of the world’s toughest Rally races, the RS Q e-tron is our main protagonist for the Dakar Rally 2022. An icon in the making. This is the third time Saudi Arabia hosts this event. The Audi RS Q e-tron will be competing in the desert of Saudi Arabia starting in Ha’il, and ending in Jeddah with a lot more action on sand dunes in the Empty Quarter. Born to perform, this is the start of our Road to Dakar.
Motor generator units
One MGU on each axis and one as an energy converter
0 to 100 km/h on loose ground
“We are excited by the extreme.”
In January 2022, Audi will compete in the legendary Dakar Rally. At the presentation of the specially developed RS Q e-tron, Julius Seebach, Managing Director of Audi Sport, discusses the legend of the rally, the allure of the extreme, and the courage to try something new.
Stefan Dreyer, Head of Development at Audi Sport discusses how the new Audi RS Q e-tron, which is being developed there for the 2022 Dakar Rally, is the most demanding project Audi has ever brought to the track.