New 2022 Audi RS3 Hatchback USA – A prototype for the New RS3 has been spotted again, revealing many clues about the new performance compact sedan. Prototypes for the Audi RS3 Sportback hatch are also being tested, although we are unlikely to see this model in the United States, just like the current generation.
Our exclusive rendering (pictured below and above) previews what the next generation RS3 looks like in the guise of a five-door Sportback hatch, combining elements from the recently revealed RS3 LMS race car, with pumped style features tucked under camouflage. Rs3 prototypes have been spied on in the last 12 months.
2022 Audi RS3 Hatchback Exterior
We know this prototype for RS 3 due to the enlarged intake at the front, the widening wheel arch, the combination of large wheels and tires, and a pair of oval exhausts at the back. While on the surface, the headlights mounted on our Audi RS3 envision a display identical to that used by the standard A3 and S3, train watchers and Audi fans will see the daytime light sign running light of their checkered flag, which was leaked in July 2020 revealed to be installed. exclusive to the flagship performance variants of premium small cars.
On the lower side, the wider wheel arches – albeit only slightly, given that a quarter of the S3’s ‘Quattro blister’ panels have already widened in such a way – sit at every corner, with the rear edges of the front arch benefiting from a pair of coolers such as Lexus ventilation.
Filling the arch on our interpretation of the new RS3 is a set of two-colored wheels from the RS6 Avant super wagon, reduced from a 22-inch diameter V8 long roof to a more reasonable 19 inches – however, it’s highly likely the RS3 will receive a unique wheel design, with prototypes seen in recent months wearing Y-spoke designs that may or may not have been successfully produced.
2022 Audi RS3 Hatchback Interior
We also learned from the new A3 that there will be clusters of digital instruments, large touch screens for infotainment systems that can recognize hand-entered letters and respond to natural-speak instructions, and a colored head-up display. The performance data recorder may also have made it into the new RS 3.
Inside, the more tech-packed, screen-laden S3 cabin looks set to combine with sporty trim elements, tightly reinforced bucket seats, and a series of other RS-specific touches.
2022 Audi RS3 Hatchback Engine
Expect the model to continue with the 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-5, although we can see output exceeding the current model’s 400 horsepower now because the latest Compact Mercedes-AMG produces as much as 416 hp. The dual-clutch transmission and rear bias all-wheel-drive system should also be part of the package. Overseas reports also suggest high-spec ‘Performance’ variants can also be offered, resulting in up to 331kW – although we have not heard any official indications of the arrival of such a model.
A power output of about-300kW should allow for a time of 0-100km/h starting with three, down a few tenths from the rs3 4.1-second claim that came out, and equivalent to the 3.9-second claim posted by the Mercedes-AMG A45 S hyper hatch.
2022 Audi RS3 Hatchback Price Release
The new Audi A3 is scheduled to reach the U.S. by the end of 2021 as a 2022 model. RS 3 will arrive at the same time, which means we’ll probably see it also arrive as a 2022 model. with the European market launch expected before the end of 2021. Potential rivals for the RS 3 include the new AMG 45 series, as well as the future BMW M2 and CT4-V Blackwing from Cadillac.