Audi is placing the ultimate touches on the upcoming RS3 mannequin, which can as soon as once more be out there in each hatchback and sedan physique kinds. The most recent spy photographs give us one other take a look at the latter, which can take the combat straight on the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45.
As we already know, energy will nonetheless be supplied by the two.5-liter five-pot turbo engine, which shall be paired to a dual-clutch automated transmission solely, in addition to to a beefed-up model of the Quattro all-wheel-drive system.
The sonorous unit produces 395 HP (400 PS) below the bonnet of the RS Q3. Some rumors point out that it will likely be boosted to round 420 HP for the usual RS3 and as much as 450 HP for the RS3 Efficiency with the intention to steal the title of probably the most highly effective mannequin within the compact phase from the AMG 45 models.
The check automobile additionally reveals us simply how a lot wider the fenders of the manufacturing RS3 shall be, because it options the narrower entrance bumper from the ‘regular’ A3, leaving a sizeable hole with the flared arches. For what’s value, we’ve got already seen the RS3’s wider front bumper in a previous scoop. Just like the earlier RS3, the brand new mannequin will characteristic wider tracks each entrance and rear for higher dealing with.
The inside of the brand new RS3 will characteristic the same old Audi Sport touches, which means a pair of extra aggressive bucket seats, particular trim choices, and model-specific screens for the instrument cluster and infotainment system.
The Audi RS3 Sedan would be the solely RS3 set to cross the Atlantic, because the hatchback variant will stay a Euro-only affair. Audi is predicted to supply the selection of various prime pace limiters, because it does with different RS fashions, with the extra highly effective model able to reaching 174 mph (280 km/h).
The brand new 2021 Audi RS3 is predicted to be revealed late this yr or in early 2021.