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Audi RS 3 Plus Confirmed by ETKA

One thing we know for sure from our visits last month to the Audi Forum Ingolstadt , the RS 3 seems a favorite car within the pool of vehicles maintained by Audi AG's board members. Love for Audi's bonkers little 5-door doesn't just end there, having been sold out well ahead of production for every market where it's sold. Given the love for the RS 3 (and also its drivetrain hardware shared with the TT RS), it's perhaps no surprise that an RS 3 plus is in the cards. Even still, it's nice to see proof and that's what the blog has found.

As with the S6, S7 and S8, power details and thus confirmation of the RS 3 plus comes via the Volkswagen Group's ETKA parts database. PariasoMotor provides a screencapture that confirms power will be 360 hp (consistent with TT RS plus power figure) and that the RS 3 plus will be in production by April 2012.

ParaisoMotor also suggests the car may benefit from additional drop in weight or trim but this has yet to be seen or confirmed. Still, it's obvious in photos like the one shown with the yellow car above that Audi AG's executive team is continuing to experiment with the car's packaging.

I'm guessing that'll be even more money for the little A3..

Will there be much demand do you think..?


Just read elsewhere..

Yet, it is expected that the acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h is reduced to the 4,5 seconds and is more than likely that the maximum speed beyond 250 km / h, in particular we focus on 280 km / h.

How much extra will that 0.1 to 62mph be!?

The only difference atm is the kw power rating of the 2, the plus of course being the higher spec, but they utilise the same parts, so something smells here of a map upgrade only, but the plus is only in etka hidden, not a model atm according to audi uk.

don't reckon this is seeing the light of day. Dealer has told me today that it is now possible to pre order the 'new' A3 Sportback so I reckon that unless they have a number of stored bodyshells ......... Forum Index -> Audi S3 & RS 3 (8P) quattro
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