The differences to the conventional A3 versions are relatively obvious. At the front of the RS 3 shows a huge honeycomb grill and significantly larger air intakes. In addition, we already see patch extensions on the front wheel arches. Like RS 6 and RS 7, the new RS 3 should also be well in the picture. The remaining performance upgrades are also typical of Audi sports: We recognize large wheels with a massive brake system and at the rear the two thick oval exhaust tailpipes, in the middle of which a rear diffuser widens.
The 2.5-liter five-cylinder turbo from the current RS 3 should also be used in the new model. Audi recently presented the RS Q3 with this machine. There she makes 400 hp and 480 Nm. Whether there will be a few more horses for the RS 3 remains to be seen. We are also excited, whether the absolutely glorious sound of the unit survives the Otto particle filter halfway unscathed. As before, the power should go through a seven-speed dual clutch to all four wheels.
The prototype looks relatively advanced, which is why we think Audi will certainly introduce the new RS 3 in 2020. Probably next to the Sportback again as a sedan.