Let’s say you’ve got a little more than $50k to burn on something fast. Now you could spend on it a very loaded Chevrolet Camaro SS, or a BMW M2, but!—at some point you convinced another person to have relations with you, possibly twice. Audi’s got the answer for you, and it’s the 2017 and 2018 Audi RS3 Sedan.
The new BMW M2 is widely acclaimed to be the best BMW M-car currently on the market. Chris Harris is widely acclaimed to be the best automotive reviewer on the market. Top Gear... well, it’s had a few headaches, but it seems to be working on things.
A new Audi RS3 sedan is in the works, and it’s coming to America in 2017 as a 2018-model car. A source within the company leaked more details to Car and Driver, confirming that the ‘18 RS3 will get a new, more powerful engine as well. It’s a tried and true formula we adore: more power + small Audi = yes, please.
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…
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…
I was mighty impressed when I drove the all-new 2015 Audi S3 earlier this year, but I could definitely tell Audi left some room for a little more. That "more" will be the most powerful five-cylinder engine they've ever built. Meet the 2015 Audi RS3.
The Audi A3 is back in America in a big way, with a new sedan configuration and the first S3 version to ever hit our shores. But the RS version is the one we're all really kind of hoping for. What kind of engine will it have, and when do we get to meet it?
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.
Audi sent me deep into America's wooly hat to sample its latest Quattro drive hardware on ice. They also let me dip my toe into the RS3, implicitly to make its case for import to America. Bait taken. Let's roll.
The Audi RS3 Sportback, the latest member of the RS performance lineup, proves a small family car can still be awesome. Provided it's got a 340 HP 2.5-liter five-cylinder turbo gas engine and a wagon for an ass.