Last month, we told you about Audi and Volkswagen working on a pair of roadsters. Now more information about Audi’s version is beginning to surface. Audi’s car will be designed to look like a smaller version of its successful R8. But it will not be called R4, as previously believed. Instead, according to CarMagazine, Audi will go smaller and call the future model R3. Set to be launched in 2013, a preview version (under Volkswagen logo) will be revealed in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

The R3 will replace the current TT and will be exclusively powered by four-cylinder engines in order to keep "the Audi a safe distance from the Boxster and Cayman." Price will be kept in the €25,000 to €45,000 range.

Under the hood, Audi would install the 180bhp 1.8-liter TFSI motor, a 2.0-liter version rated at 220bhp and a brawny S-line model good for some 280bhp. Diesel TDI engines would also likely be an option at least in Europe. Versions could include a frugal 125bhp variant of the latest 1.6-liter common-rail as well as 170 and 204bhp versions of the 2.0-liter.


Source: CarMagazine

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  (474) posted on 02.14.2012

Audi R3 has style and exterior design, which is so aggressive. I appreciate the angst and the awesome look of this futuristic car. I hope the engine spec is great as well.

  (320) posted on 01.5.2012

It really has an impressive outlook design, and I am really fond with it. Convertible car on Audi is really satisfying and impressive for me, like on this one.

  (692) posted on 01.1.2012

It looks very aggressive on its front design, especially on its exhaust system. Anyway, it’s really a bad thing that it only has 220 hp. That is definitely not good enough on it.

  (409) posted on 12.9.2011

R3 really has an impressive outlook design, and I am really fond with it. Well, Convertible car on Audi is truly a very satisfying and awesome, and this vehicle is only one of them.

  (313) posted on 09.7.2011

I really want to see this one on the auto show and judge it in person. Looking on its picture and reading the article about it, it seems that it is such an impressive car.

  (306) posted on 09.6.2011

Looks so awful but I mean it in a positive way. It is impressive and they right that R3 really had a striking look that no one can resist.

  (595) posted on 08.31.2011

R3 is really had an impressive outlook design, I am really fond with it. Convertible cars on Audi is really satisfying and impressive for me, like on this one.

  (459) posted on 08.24.2011

It is really had the striking look! I’m so impressed with the platform designed of this car, I bet it can caught lots of attention! When will be the market production of R3?

  (134) posted on 08.11.2011

Awful indeed! I don’t like how they designed the front of this R3 but for a convertible car it is quite impressive.

  (428) posted on 08.9.2011

The looks of this car is really awful but in a positive way and still it impressed me a lot. I must also say that the engine is not impressive at all.

  (337) posted on 08.4.2011

It really does but it is still an aggressive and cool car for me, I’m looking forward for the production of this Audi R3.

  (3) posted on 01.10.2011

yhea it does

  (1) posted on 09.10.2008

This looks strikingly similar to a Saturn Sky.

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