During the year 2016 should start production of the Audi RS3 sedan model designation, intended for the American market. 2017 Audi RS3 as a sedan, it will be only for the US market. In Europe will continue to be offered with five-door hatchback. This model will complete the range, which until now consisted A3 sedan, S3 sporty sedan, the A3 plug-in hybrid hatchback.
2017 Audi RS3 Sedan Changes
The new platform has caused a major change in the 2017 Audi RS3. Since MQB base, on which is set hatchback, is not entirely suitable for sedans, the base and the vehicle will have to be adapted to the new layout. This platform was designed for smaller cars VW Group. According to the opinion of the company, the expected success will fully justify all invested in the model.
Given that we are not fully familiar with the design solution of this model, we can not compare it to the competitors. In this class, and on the US market, RS3 sedan will be a worthy rival to the BMW M235i coupe and Mercedes CLA 45 AMG.
Equipped with quattro all-wheel-drive system, 2017 RS3 sedan will be powered by the same engine that is equipped with a hatchback variant in Europe. It is a 2.5 L turbocharged engine combined with a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission. This engine develops 362 horsepower and 343 pound-feet of torque. RS3 Hatchback with this drive unit from 0 to 60 mph sprint in 4.3 seconds. A similar result According to the people the company is expected with sedans.
2017 Audi RS3 US Release
At the same time when was announced arrival of Audi RS3 in the US, also was announced the arrival of a new Q8 SUV. These, as well as the above information dating from April 2015. From then on US roads did not appear single prototype of the new sedan models. For this reason, more data elements and specifications is not known.