The Audi RS3 will finally head to the U.S. in sedan form.
Almost a year since rumors first began that the Audi RS3 was under consideration for the U.S., Quattro World reports that during the Audi Summit for Audi of America employees, the German automaker’s executives confirmed the RS3 sedan has been given the green light. Little is known about the Audi RS3 sedan and how it will come equipped to the U.S. and when, but expect a 2.5-liter turbocharged five-cylinder engine packing over 400 horsepower when it does arrive. The powerplant will be mated to a seven-speed S-Tronic gearbox and on the outside, it will have a facelifted appearance compared to the current RS3 Sportback.
It will also be likely that Audi Virtual Cockpit as well as RS3 specific shell seats will be available as an option. It’s unclear what pricing will be set at, but between the range of $55,000 to $60,000 is a possibility. While we would love to see it arrive as a 2017 model year, it will likely come stateside in late 2017 and be sold as a 2018 model.
Last year, Audi of America CEO Scott Keogh told Automotive News that the RS3 sedan would be a better fit for the U.S. and that he was “very confident” Audi of America would sell it here.