After being spotted many time testing at the Nurburgring, Audi had finally reveal the RS version of their medium hatchback. Called the RS3, this Audi will pack 335bhp and have the same engine as the Audi TT RS, a turbocharged 2.5 litre five cylinder engine. With this powerful engine, the RS3 can go from 0-62mph (100kph) in just 4.6 seconds. Weighing at a bulky 1575kg, the RS3 is heavier than the S3 by 60kg by having Audi’s signature Quattro all-wheel-drive system.
On the exterior, the RS3 can be recognized by its large front grille and air intakes similar to those from the Audi RS5. The car will also have twin chrome exhaust pipe, back spoiler, and 19 inch rims. Audi had also made the RS3 lower by 25mm, the front tracks by 42mm , and the rear by 22mm to make the car more stable at speeds.
The Audi RS3 will go on sale early next year and will be priced at above €49,900 in Europe and Germany. More official photos of the new Audi RS3 can be viewed in the gallery below.