Audi is testing pre-production prototype new generation of the hot hatch RS3

April 18, 2014 at 5:23 pm

In the Internet appeared the first spy photos of the pre-production prototype of the most powerful hatchback Audi. Roads German automaker is testing Audi RS3 new generation. As usual, the test case is sewn in camouflage, but the new design bumpers and twin oval exhaust pipes can be considered.

Audi RS3 Pic

Audi RS3 Pic


New Audi RS3 received upgraded 367-hp engine with a displacement of 2.5 liter five-cylinder and the maximum driving force of 450 Nm. With this engine hot hatch hatchback can compete with the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG (360 hp, 450 hp) and even more so with the Bavarian BMW M135i (320 hp, 450 Nm). Novelty, like all cars of this class is all-wheel drive. As transmission is used a robotized manual S-tronic with seven speeds and two clutches.

Audi RS3 side image

Audi RS3 side image

Recall that the Audi RS3 is based on the five-door hatchback A3 Sportback. Hot hatch, of course, has a sportier stiffer suspension, a diminished clearance and powerful braking system. In addition, the new RS3 is slightly wider than its predecessor. On the debut of new items is difficult to speak. It is possible that it will take place either at the Paris Motor Show in October or in Los Angeles in November of this year.

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