2022 Audi RS3 teased in camouflage, five-cylinder engine to go back

Subsequent-gen functionality automobiles teased in a particular camouflage wrap that every one however confirms the continuation of five-cylinder energy.


The next-generation 2022 Audi RS3 hatch and sedan were teased for the primary time – and the high-performance compact automobiles are all however showed to proceed with turbocharged five-cylinder energy.

As a part of a much wider announcement round Audi Recreation and sustainability – together with affirmation all Audi Recreation fashions can be electrified by means of 2030 – a handful of pictures of the brand new RS3 hatch and sedan parked along their Audi RS range-mates had been launched, with each cars dressed in stylised ‘camouflage’ wraps.

Whilst no mechanical specs had been showed with the pictures, the ‘1-2-4-5-3’ branding at the facet of each and every car refers back to the cylinder firing order of Audi’s 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder engine, as used within the outgoing RS3 – all however confirming the unique engine will go back within the new style.

Particular styling main points stay obscured by means of the cars’ wraps, despite the fact that it’s transparent the brand new RS3 duo will flip the four-pot S3‘s visible aggression as much as 11, sharing design cues with the new RS3 LMS together with enlarged entrance air intakes, or even wider wheel arches with brake cooling vents at the back of the entrance wheels.

Audi Recreation’s signature oval-shaped twin exhaust pointers take a seat inside of a brand new, extra competitive rear bumper and diffuser, whilst Y-spoke 19-inch alloy wheels fill the arches, hiding Audi Recreation-branded functionality brakes.

A peek during the camouflaged automobiles’ home windows unearths a three-spoke flat-bottomed guidance wheel and 2 entrance sports activities seats very similar to the ones within the new-generation S3.

As reported in-depth by CarAdvice in February, the brand new RS3 hatch and sedan – prior to now due for an unveiling in September, despite the fact that the discharge of those pictures suggests it would happen faster – will go for an evolutionary, quite than innovative manner.

The 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder beneath the bonnet is rumoured to obtain a spice up to 309kW and 500Nm – all however matching the rival Mercedes-AMG A45 S’s 310kW/500Nm – paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch auto and a trick torque-vectoring all-wheel power device shared with the Volkswagen Golfing R.

The functionality spice up – which is able to see the RS3 duo outgun the brand new RS Q3 functionality SUVs, as in line with earlier RS3 and RS Q3 generations – will have to permit an reliable 0-100km/h time beneath 4 seconds (despite the fact that Audi’s functionality claims are notoriously conservative).

Be expecting large brakes, stiffer adaptive suspension, a sharpened chassis and sticky tyres to lend a hand stay the new compact automobiles planted to the tarmac.

The discharge of the above footage shaped a part of a much wider announcement round Audi Recreation’s electrification plans, with the emblem confirming 50 in line with cent of its S and RS vary will use plug-in hybrid or all-electric energy as early as 2024, expanding to as much as 80 in line with cent by means of 2026, and 100 in line with cent by means of 2030.

Main that transition is slated to be each plug-in hybrid and all-electric variations of the next-generation RS4, as reported last month.

The 2022 Audi RS3 hatch and sedan are anticipated to be unveiled within the coming months. Keep tuned to CarAdvice for all of the newest.


Under: CarAdvice’s interpretation of the brand new Audi RS3’s styling, revealed again in February