It was a decent day last April when we discovered that Audi had plans to convey the spicy little RS3 to the U.S. No, we wouldn't be getting the hatchback version,
and no, we didn't get a specific date, either—yet that wasn't sufficient to dampen our delight at long last getting one of those taboo European sport sedans. Also, today could yield our first
take a look at it.
A sedan version of the super hot Audi RS 3 Sport back is en route, if these leaked photos from an authority Audi event are to be accepted.
Posted on Instagram yesterday, these photos unmistakably show an A3-sized sedan with huge wheels, an aggressive air unit and the signature silver mirror covers of
Audi Sport - the subsidiary responsible for Audi's hottest road and track models.
The identification in the grille might be somewhat fluffy, however the numberplate beneath it confirms this is in reality the RS 3 sedan numerous have been sitting tight for.
The photos were purportedly taken at an invitation capacity for Audi customers, with the auto presumably set to make a more open showing soon - most likely at one month from now's Geneva Motor Show.
The RS 3 sedan's saw-tooth headlamps also allude to what's coming for the Audi A3 range's mid-cycle face lift that is expected this year.
As for what's under the bonnet, don't expect something besides the RS 3 Sportback's 2.5 liter turbocharged inline five. There's an outside chance that power might
rise from the Sportback's 270kW/465Nm numbers, however that is all still to be confirmed.
The rest of the RS 3 sedan's greasy bits should be identical to the Sportback's with a seven-speed dual-clutch programmed pumping power and torque into Audi's quattro all-wheel drive system and electronically adjustable dampers keeping the RS 3 sedan's body in check.
Regardless of whether this is the RS3 Sedan or just a face lifted RS4 is being discussed in the photograph's comments. QuattroWorld insists this is the RS3, as the A4/S4 just underwent a facelift and the A3/S3 are expected.
The RS3 will come pressing a 365-hp punch from a delightful turbo, sufficiently five to give the Ford Focus RS something to stress over. We're just sitting tight for authority affirmation from Audi.