I have the following info on the new S3 / RS3 from an industry source:
* S3 is a certainty and will arrive with a 3.4 NA V6 with 280PS and will probably arrive Q1 2006
* RS3 has not been "rubber stamped" by the "board" but current candidate is 3.4 V6 VG Turbo
* S & RS model development will continue
* Future performance models will be more focused, not just a normal car with a big engine and a couple of handling tweaks.
I will pass on more information as I get it.