New Audi RS3 Details Emerge Following A3 Clubsport Debut

Following the recent release of the truly ferocious Audi A3 Clubsport Quattro Concept, additional details about the new Audi RS3 have emerged.

While speaking with Motoring at the Australian launch of the new Audi S3 Sedan, Audi Australia product planner Matthew Dale confirmed that there’s potential for the new RS3 to be offered as a sedan for the very first time alongside the regular Sportback variant.

“If there was an RS 3 sedan, we’d certainly put our hand up,” Dale grinned.

“We haven’t heard anything as yet – for any RS 3 badged car – but certainly if the factory was to come to us and say an RS 3 Sportback or an RS 3 sedan is available, we’d be the first ones to say yes.”

Additionally, Dale doused recent speculation that the new Audi RS3 could feature a small 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine insisting that like the A3 Clubsport Quattro Concept, the current 2.5 TFSI will be used.

“The clubsport [quattro concept] is a view into the future of the RS,” said Dale. “The TT RS, RS Q3 and the previous RS 3 Sportback all use the 2.5 TFSI engine, and this [concept] shows you where it can go.”

While in the Clubsport this powerplant delivers an absurd 525 hp, the new Audi RS3 is still likely to produce around 400 hp, Consequently, a sprint to 100 km/h in just over four seconds is likely!


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