Upcoming Audi RS3 to Receive 5-Cylinder Turbo from TT-RS

According to a recent report, Michael Dick, a member of Audi's board of management for technical development has stated that the company is considering building a new RS3.

Power would come from Audi's 2.5-liter five-cylinder turbocharged engine, with 340 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque, which has launched on the recently unveiled TT-RS. Considering that the proposed RS3 would probably weight about as much as the TT-RS, a 0-62 mph time of around 4.6 seconds sounds reasonable as does the suggested 179 mph (288 km/h) top speed.

With the next generation A3 not scheduled to be unveiled until 2011, the possible launch of the RS3 is still several years away should the model be given the green light in the first place.

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