• Audi decides to take on 1 M coupe - RS3 coming

      Leaked photos of the RS3 gauge cluster as well as photos of the car testing on the Nurburgring have confirmed what many suspected, Audi is readying an RS3. We do not have any specs but the car will likely share the TT-RS drivetrain (2.5 liter 5 cylinder, around 350 hp) which makes the most sense. If that is true, the car is going to be the main rival for the 1 series M coupe. The other question becomes, will Audi even be able to get this car to the US? They did not bring the TT-RS over until it was deemed there was enough interest and the USA has yet to get the RS6 so who knows. We will keep you updated, but Audi clearly is aiming for BMW.

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      1. Footie's Avatar
        Footie -
        The car indeed will get the TT-RS Motor! The Motorsport 1 better watch out!

        According to Auto Express, the upcoming RS3 will come with 350 PS (257 kW / 345 bhp), 10 PS more than that engine’s configuration in the TT RS model.
        The new RS3 will also come fitted with Audi’s 7-speed S tronic double-clutch gearbox.
        The British magazine has published photos of some of the RS3’s interior components, non-installed, which include a speedometer that reaches 310 km/h (192 mph) and a steering wheel with aluminum paddle shifters.

      1. JonMartin's Avatar
        JonMartin -
        LOL ya the 1M will be watching for the RS3 in its rear view mirror like rest of its Audi family.