A couple weeks ago we caught a rumor that Audi was working on a RS version of the A3 , and now it looks like we may have proof. Although this looks like a tamer S3, reports say that the engine sounded like something much larger than a 2.0-liter turbo four.
The 340 hp 2.5-liter turbocharged five-cylinder engine from the TT RS is the logical choice for the RS3 because of its linage with the TT. If the car gets the green light, we wouldn’t expect to see an examples until after the A3 line gets refreshed in 2011. Then again, since we are in the U.S., and we don’t even get the S3 , we may never see an example at all.