A new generation of the Audi A3 was unveiled in March, and like its predecessors the car will spawn sporty S3 and high-performance RS 3 variants.
A prototype for the new RS 3 in sedan guise has been spotted for the first time, revealing many clues about the new performance compact. Prototypes for the RS 3 Sportback hatch are also out testing though we’re unlikely to see this model in the United States, just like with the current generation.
The new A3 represents more of a major update of the current generation than a true redesign, with both generations utilizing the Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform. This will also be true for the new RS 3.
2022 Audi RS 3 spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
Expect the model to continue with a 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-5 though we could see output exceed the current model’s 400 horsepower now that Mercedes-AMG’s latest compacts are…