Audi could launch the new RS3 this year in a major auto show in autumn 2010. The model will develop around 340hp and could use the current engine of the Audi TT-RS.
Some rumors announced that Audi will launch the new generation of RS3 in autumn, this year. The model will be A3′s flagship and will develop 340hp from a 2.5 liter engine with five-cylinder turbocharged. The unit should be taken directly from the TT-RS and provide over 70 horsepower more than S3, the most powerful version of A3. According to this rumor, the new RS3 will make its appearance this year at the Paris Motor Show.
Audi RS3 is just one of the future models lined up by the Ingolstadt manufacturer. Thus, there are still plans for a compact roadster named R4, A1 new engine versions, including a hybrid and a successor to the A2. A2′s successor has been confirmed by Audi, so chances are R4 to enter the market in the coming years. However, a zero-emission version of the R8 could go into production in 2012, which means that the production version of R8 e-throne who will run the 24 hours race (Le Mans) will be available to customers.
TT’s successor will begin in 2014. It would represent the third generation of this model and will start in a coupe version. Subsequently, Audi will develop a convertible version of the third generation of the TT, as they have done until now for this model. The first information about this model suggests that its doors will be the same size as those used by the current generation, and chassis and engines will be similar to those used by the future R4.