According to this Week's Autocar, Audi is to discontinue the S3 when the current model goes out of production, in favour of a new RS3 to be introduced in 2005/6. An Audi source told Autocar: "There is unlikely to be an S-badged car in the new A3 line-up". Autocar went on to say: "There just isn't the room to accommodate an RS3 and an S3, when the punchiest regular A3 sports 25bhp more than the outgoing S3 hatch". And, to make matters worse, the RS3 will be offered "...only as a five-door lifestyle estate, rather than a pumped-up three-door". Ugh!!! Looks like I'll be taking my custom back to BMW, as I think will many current members who switched from M3 to S3. Gary.