The Swedish edition of Auto, Motor & Sport claims to have a source inside the Ingolstadt-based Audi who says the RS3 is coming soon. Though Audi has not yet officially unveiled the RS3, speculation is ripe on its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Just for your information, the model pictured in the main image is a photoshop-enhanced image of an A3 TDI Clubsport Quattro Concept made to look like a prospective Audi RS3. The rest are of the same A3 TDI.
The RS3 will most likely be powered by Audi’s 2.5-liter, 5-cylinder turbocharged engine. The same engine also powers the Audi TT RS. The engine produces 340hp and 450Nm of torque and the drivetrain will be a strict permanent Quattro (all-wheel-drive).
The guys over at the Swedish mag are also speculating that an RS3 variant of the engine may be dialed up a little and could just feature anywhere from 355 to 400hp, this could effectively make the RS3 faster than an R8 with the 4.2-liter FSI engine. Somewhat hard to believe, but we really hope that they make it that fast. For now, we can only wait for the Frankfurt Motor Show in September to confirm the details, that’s if the RS3 makes it there.