Audi is testing a new version of the most powerful RS3 hatchback in the snowFebruary 1, 2020
Journalists from foreign publications published photos from the tests of the updated Audi RS3 hatchback. The novelty received a five-cylinder turbocharged engine, which should develop more than 400 horsepower.
Audi is preparing to upgrade the entire A3 lineup, including the high-performance S3 and the even hotter RS3. The prototypes of these new products have come across to journalists over the past few months, but a new series of photos shows that the RS3 is still undergoing a testing phase. Recent photos were taken somewhere north of the Nurburgring racetrack.
The new RS3 will have wider wings and an aggressive front bumper to express its prowess on the road.
Also worth noting is the new headlight design, an enlarged false radiator grille and a modified shape of the air intakes that are extended to the lower corners. In the back of the new RS3 there will be new taillights, a redesigned bumper and a new spoiler.
The RS3 will use the same interior that will debut on the regular A3 hatchback. The RS3 will also receive the latest Audi MMI infotainment system. However, its display, which was once located on the front panel, is now integrated directly into it. It is still unclear whether Audi will place a second screen under the main display for HVAC controls.
Under the hood of the new RS3 will be the same 2.5-liter turbocharged five-cylinder engine that the current version of the car is equipped with. Now, its power is 394 horsepower, although the engine is likely to be modernized and will be able to boast a performance of 400+ hp.
Most likely, the official presentation of the updated A3 will be held in March this year at the Geneva Motor Show, and S3 can also show there. Well, the debut of the high-performance RS3 will have to wait closer to the end of this year.
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