Audi RS3 Sportback: Why won’t the US get it?

Audi has always been one of the best makers of ultra-hot hatchbacks and the RS3 Sportback is no exception. The previous model outsold Audi’s expectations, selling 5,300 units, so naturally Audi’s developed a new version and it’s nothing short of excellent. The first-gen model never made its way over to North America,… » 7/13/15 3:30pm 7/13/15 3:30pm

Does The Audi RS3 Usher In The Age Of The Hyper Hatch?

The motoring press came up with the term “hypercar” when fast-moving objects like the Porsche 918, the McLaren P1 and the LaFerrari started opening dimensional portals around the likes of a 911 Turbo S, the 458 Italia or the 12C. Now, Audi is kind of doing a little bit of the same with the RS3. Which is coming to… » 6/18/15 8:00pm 6/18/15 8:00pm

It's Happening: 367 HP Five-Cylinder Demon Audi RS3 Planned For U.S.

For the longest time, Volkswagen and Audi were arguably the worst offenders when it came to withholding their coolest cars from the U.S. market. I feel like the tide is changing with cars like the new 2015 Audi S3 and the 2015 Volkswagen Golf R, the best Golf R they’ve give us yet. Now for even better news: the 2016… » 4/07/15 9:25am 4/07/15 9:25am

Crazy Turbo Five-Cylinder, At Least 340 HP Confirmed For 2016 Audi RS3

I really liked the 2015 Audi S3 when I drove it, but I could tell Audi left room for something a little... more. It turns out that more will be their wonderfully manic turbocharged 2.5-liter engine with at least 340 horsepower, which will report for duty in the 2016 Audi RS3. Sweet. » 10/16/14 10:09am 10/16/14 10:09am

Chris Harris Pits A Forbidden Audi Against A Verboten BMW Just To Torture Us

The Europeans pretty much invented the premium hot hatchback, and they still hoard them like Galaxy Bars and Wine Gums. Still, it's always the things we can't get that make us the most hot and bothered, which is why seeing the Audi RS3 face down the BMW M135i gives us perverse pleasure. » 10/18/12 2:20pm 10/18/12 2:20pm