The picture that crowns this article is the confirmation implied that one of the main innovations of Audi at the Geneva motor show will be the new RS3 Sedan. The image has been filtered using a account of Instagram, and the photo would have been taken in a “summit” for u.s. executives from Audi this morning. The same event that originated the rumor that Audi would bring to Geneva a RS3 Sedan. You were right, this hatchback compact is very real, and brings with 367 HP (or more) of fury concentrated.
Any of these executives may not have a job tomorrow. The marks are taken very seriously these kinds of leaks.
No surprises in the cosmetic portion. The front seems to almost transplanted from the Audi RS3 Sportback – in a compact format – with the exception of the optical and specific details of the Audi A3 Sedan. Interestingly, in the comments a lot of people confused with a possible Audi RS4, and even the source is doubted. It’s a RS3 Sedan, that we are safe – and it has been confirmed shortly after – but it makes us see the dangers of a brand image too unified. Tell that to Mercedes, right?
Under the hood, it is expected the same 2.5 TFSI five-cylinder, with at least 367 BHP of power and a maximum torque of 450 Nm or more. I say “or more” because it’s rumored that the Audi RS3 Sedan could get to the 400 HP of power, being planted as the leader of a segment in which only the Mercedes CLA 45 AMG surpassed him. Be as strong, it will lack power, and its awd system type Haldex will pass it to the ground properly. In Geneva we will leave doubts and know all of your final data.