Audi is placing the ending touches on the 2020 A3 and now we’re getting our first have a look at the next-generation RS3.
Snapped present process testing on the Nürburgring, this RS3 mule doesn’t look too out of the strange at first look. Nonetheless, a more in-depth inspection reveals the automotive has been outfitted with prolonged fender flares which recommend the mannequin has a wider monitor than its predecessor. Further adjustments are restricted, however that’s to be anticipated because the mule is carrying a present RS3 physique.
Whereas there isn’t a lot to see, the 2021 RS3 ought to observe within the steps of the redesigned A3 and S3. Consequently, we will anticipate an evolutionary design with a wider Singleframe grille and a extra distinguished shoulder line. The new hatch also needs to have a sportier greenhouse, new lighting models and a barely longer wheelbase.
The cabin ought to echo the usual mannequin and this implies drivers can anticipate a 12.Three-inch digital instrument cluster and a roughly 10.1-inch infotainment system. There also needs to be an angular dashboard with protruding air vents.
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Little is understood in regards to the RS3 at this level, however the present mannequin has a turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine that produces 395 hp (294 kW / 400 PS) and 354 lb-ft (480 Nm) of torque. It’s related to a seven-speed S tronic transmission and a normal quattro all-wheel drive system. This allows the hatchback to rocket from Zero-62 mph (Zero-100 km/h) in four.1 seconds earlier than hitting a restricted high pace of 155 mph (250 km/h).
Hypothesis suggests the engine carryover with minor modifications to enhance efficiency and decrease emissions. There’s no phrase on how a lot energy it is going to produce, but it surely wouldn’t be shocking if Audi needs to beat the upcoming Mercedes-AMG A45 which is slated to have round 414 hp (308 kW / 420 PS).