The United States may possibly have missed out on former generations of the RS 3 but that won’t be the situation with the most up-to-date model. Audi’s neighborhood chief Scott Keogh confirmed the arrival of the RS 3 on these shores 1 yr ago.

Part of the purpose we in no way noticed the RS 3 is mainly because it has always been supplied exclusively with the A3’s 5-doorway Sportback bodystyle. But a sedan bodystyle will be released after the recent RS 3, together with the relaxation of the A3 vary, undergoes a mid-cycle update in the future 12 months or so.

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We now have our first appear at the RS 3 sedan, which we’re anticipating to be introduced here following calendar year, as a 2018 design. A online video taken through a seller presentation of the new athletics sedan lately surfaced on YouTube. The movie has been eradicated but not just before the team at Earth Automobile Followers was able to snag some screen pictures.  The pictures expose a number of signature RS styling cues such as pumped fenders, oval-shaped exhaust recommendations and an intense front bumper.

2015 Audi RS 3 Sportback

2015 Audi RS 3 Sportback

We assume this RS 3 sedan to be packing the exact same mechanical package as the current RS 3 Sportback, albeit in up-to-date kind. Between the updates is considered to be extra electric power to improved match the 375 horsepower of the latest compacts from Mercedes-AMG. The recent RS 3 Sportback attributes a turbocharged 2.5-liter 5-cylinder motor that delivers 362 horsepower, and as significantly as 400 horses have been hinted for the update.

The existing RS 3 Sportback also has a 7-velocity twin-clutch transmission and Quattro all-wheel-drive procedure. With 362 hp on tap, the vehicle sprints to 62 mph from relaxation in just 4.3 seconds. Should really much more ability be added for the up-to-date model, we could see that range fall even lower. As for pricing, expect a starting off determine of all-around $50k, which matches the setting up rate of rivals like the BMW M2 and Mercedes-AMG CLA45.

Be aware, the leaked shots also hint at some of the adjustments we can anticipate for the A3’s mid-cycle update. We can clearly see the new layouts for the headlights and solitary-body grille.