Audi RS3 of the third generation will leave the five-cylinder motor and will be a hybrid

Audi RS3 of the third generation will leave the five-cylinder motor and will be a hybrid

The family of “charged” models of Audi RS3 will retain loyalty naduvnoj row “five” in volume of 2.5 liters. The mechanics of the Audi power unit adapted to modern environmental standards, adding moderate hybrid superstructure, and slightly increase the engine power. The debut of the new RS3 is scheduled for late 2020.

German publication Autobild predicts that the third generation of RS3 will get a 48-volt hybrid system, known by the Q8 crossover RS, the RS6 wagon and RS7 liftback will remain in full drive and robotic transmission.

It is expected that Audi will not seek to win a record “turboservice” AMG “arms race”. Therefore, the power five-cylinder engine will increase from the current 400 horsepower and 480 Nm of torque to around 410 horsepower, which may allow the hot hatch to go from four seconds in accelerating from a standstill to 100 kilometers per hour.

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As for the exterior the new RS3, the model can get the signature hexagonal grille, will not escape the gap under the hood and “inherit” angular headlamps a La the previous RS4 Avant. According to spy pictures it is known that the novelty will be wider than its predecessor.

Likely, the new Audi RS3 will be declassified not before the last quarter of 2020. The exact debut date depends on the Prime Minister a “normal” family of the A3 and less extreme versions of the S3. German journalists believe that the starting price of the third generation of the RS3 will be at least 60 thousand euros.