The upcoming Audi RS3 Sedan is one of the most exciting new Audis on its way to the U.S. market. Admittedly, we’re going to have to wait awhile to get it, and it might not arrive until 2022, but we’re excited nevertheless. When the next-gen RS3 Sedan gets here, it’s going to pack everything we love about the current RS3; its brilliant engine and performance value; along with a better chassis, a better cabin, and better handling.
In this new spy video from the Nürburgring (which we don’t own, so click the linky thing here to see it), we get to see the Audi RS3 Sedan showing off its new handling chops on track.
After reading about the new Audi S3 (it’s not available in the U.S. yet, so we can’t test it), we know that it’s a more fun, more capable, and more enjoyable car to drive than its predecessor. It’s a bit sterile compared to some of its competitors but that’s sort of the S3 M.O., isn’t it? With the RS3, things should get spicier and that seems to be true, judging by this new video.
We can see that the Audi RS3 turns in really well, with sharp steering and considerable front-end grip. Of course, the front end washes wide and understeers a bit but it is a front-wheel drive-based, Haldex-powered Audi. That’s going to happen. Still, there’s plenty of grip and plenty of performance.
It’s said that the new RS3 will pack the same 2.5 liter turbocharged five-cylinder engine as the current car (thank the Car Gods) but it will have a bit more power. There’s even said to be a higher-performance model with up to 450 horsepower on the way.
Both models, the Audi RS3 Sedan and Sportback, are seen in this video but we’re more concerned with the former, as it’s going to be the one coming here. Thankfully, it looks great and will still pack the same power, performance, and handling as its more practical and, arguably, better looking Sportback sibling.