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2021 Audi RS3 Sportback and sedan spied

The upcoming 2021 Audi RS3 has been spied in winter testing today, revealing a fresh new look at the German marque's hero hatch and sedan twins. The new super-hot hatch was last spied in November 2019, tearing up the Nurburgring – but that was before the regular A3 had been unveiled. Now we know how its base styling will look, we can better guess at the RS3's design...

Audi debuting petrol particulate filter in Australia

Audi will be among the first brands to offer a car with a petrol particulate filter (PPF) in Australia, today announcing the updated RS3 sedan and hatch will feature the emissions control technology. Now required to meet strict European emissions standards, a PPF sits between the engine and exhaust to catch harmful pollutants...

2020 Audi RS3 pricing and specs

Audi's power-packed 2020 RS3 hatchback and sedan will go back on sale before the middle of 2020, after more than 12 months away from Australian showrooms. The compact Mercedes-AMG A45 rival has been absent since late 2018, when production delays caused by the rollout of strict new European emissions rules saw it removed from the local line-up...

2021 Audi RS3 spied

The next-generation Audi RS3 has been snapped for the first time during performance testing at the Nurburgring Nordschleife in Germany – and good news, it still has five-cylinder power. Photographers noted hearing the distinctive engine note of Audi's five-cylinder turbo petrol engine, indicating the new model will get a revised version of the current 2...

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Audi RS3 sedan and hatch return delayed until 2020

Fans of Audi’s most affordable high-performance models will need to wait a little longer before the RS3 sedan and hatch return to Australian showrooms. Audi stopped production of the Audi RS3 twins in late 2018 while the company had to redo the certification process to meet Europe’s real-world fuel economy tests known as WLTP (worldwide harmonised light vehicle test)...

Audi RS3 to re-enter the market 'at the end of the year'

Audi Australia has indicated the RS3 hyper hatch and sedan, which have been on a hiatus for the past few months, should become available in Aussie showrooms again before year's end. Following the implementation of stricter WLTP emissions testing across Europe late last year, numerous manufacturers, including Audi and its Volkswagen parent, have been scrambling to make their vehicles compliant, resulting in production delays...

2020 Audi RS3 spied at the Nurburgring

Photographers have snapped images of what is believed to be the new Audi RS3 doing rounds at the famed Nurburgring circuit in Germany. "New RS3? But that's the current one!" you may say. Well, if you look closely you'll notice some subtle fender extensions at both the front and the rear to hide the new model's wider tracks...

Mercedes-AMG G63 drags Audi RS3, Porsche Cayman GTS

Much has been made of the fact Mercedes-Benz slots a twin-turbo AMG V8 into its G-Class. Sure, the G63 looks like an old-fashioned off-roader, but it's fast enough to make sports cars nervous in a straight line. It might weigh 2500kg, but 430kW and 850Nm are serious outputs...

Audi RS3 production delayed, e-tron not expected until 2020

As the global effects of WLTP compliance come into play for manufacturers, some new and existing models have hit a snag, including the all-new Audi e-tron, for the Australian market. Originally slated to launch in Australia during 2019, the e-tron now won't launch locally until 2020 as Audi works through a backlog of WLTP compliance across its range of vehicles...

Schaeffler RS3 takes on supercar elite - video

The Schaeffler 4ePerformance is a wild all-electric concept that shoves four electric motors from a Formula E racer underneath an Audi RS3, and this video shows just how much of a weapon that creates. Posted by Daniel Abt on YouTube, the clip shows the Schaeffler 4eP duke it out with an Audi R8, Lamborghini Huracan and Porsche 911 GT2 RS in a series of drag races – we won't give too much away...