Audi RS3 2021: First Details & Photos

It is only a matter of time before the new Audi RS3 2021 is revealed. Until then, we’ll settle for seeing it in action at the Nürburgring.

Four months have passed since the firm with the four rings presented the new Audi A3, the fourth generation of the German compact. Since then, there has been much speculation about how the new Audi RS3 2021 could be, or what is the same, the most sporty and performance variant of the range that will have to face fierce competition in the segment of the recently named mega hatchbacks. For now, we do not know how much time is left for its presentation, but we have already seen the Audi RS3 2021 in action at the Nürburgring.

And it is that Audi must design a car that can beat what, so far, is the best production compact in the world, the Mercedes-AMG A 45 S, a serious rival. Like the Mercedes-AMG, the new Audi RS3 will be available in two versions, one standard and one Performance. It is believed that it will continue to be powered by the same 2.5 TFSI five-cylinder engines as the previous generation, but will raise the power to 450 hp in the Performance version.

The Audi RS3 2021 continues its development at the Nürburgring

Audi RS3 2021
Audi RS3 2021

It is also rumored that it will offer a drift mode in this variant and that it will be associated with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission along with a Quattro all-wheel-drive system. As for the standard version of the model, it is believed that the same 2.5 TFSI engine will be available with 420 hp and 500 Nm, more than enough figures to already be at the height of the A 45 S and leave behind the A 45 of access to the range. It will also opt for an automatic transmission and Quattro all-wheel drive.

Audi RS3 2021
Audi RS3 2021

As you can see in this still camouflaged prototype that we have seen in action in the Green Hell, the model will offer a complete body kit equipped with a sporty front bumper with large air intakes inspired by the new Audi RS 6 Avant and Audi RS 7 Sportback. In turn, it will sport new side sills, a rear spoiler, and a sports bumper with an integrated diffuser and the typical oval Audi Sports tailpipes. 

The set will be completed by 19 or 20-inch alloy wheels specific to the Audi RS3 2021, as well as a powerful braking system and a sports suspension. Inside, bucket seats, Alcantara upholstery, and a multitude of RS logos should be the basis of the cabin. There is no official debut date yet, but it is believed that it should see the light before the end of this year, followed by the corresponding Audi RS3 2021 version. Don’t miss the video.

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