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Next Gen RS3, or not ???

PeteRS3lee Jun 27, 2019

  1. terminator x

    terminator x Well-Known Member

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    Dead in the water if they did that, can't see it myself.

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  3. PeteRS3lee

    PeteRS3lee Active Member

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    May wait and see what happens in the not so distant future, if it is true and goes to a four cylinder im out and will just purchase a five pot, ready to go, cancelled order, ready built 1
    im fussy but not that fussy
     
  4. D0C

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    I reckon the next gen RS3 will have the current engine (maybe slightly tweaked) with a small electric motor.

    4cyl RS3...no thanks. And I think Audi are aware of that.
     
  5. PeteRS3lee

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    Lets hope so, rs3 will be dead to me if it comes out in this guise LOL

    anyone have any info on the next Gen (any people in the know on here must have some info)
     
  6. infernox

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    Can't talk about the RS3 sportback but going from the S3 Sportback to the RS3 Saloon, I found the RS3 Saloon to handle better. The saloon does feel more grown up I agree. The only things that I don't like is no rear wiper and the boot is annoying.

    I agree with Doc, similar engine to this one with mild hybrid would be my guess too. Lets see if they make an RSQ3 since they updated the Q3, its the only other car as far as I know that uses the 5 cylinder. This article shows a camo'd up RSQ3 so probably is coming, if I ever get an SUV it would fix the rear wiper, boot and keep the grown up look complaint. On a side note, the SQ2 got the S3 engine, so I'm pretty sure the SQ3 will have it too, but no word if the next S3 will go mild hybrid too. The A35 and M135i seem to just be the same performance as the current Golf R and S3, so they got a chance to overtake them easy.

    https://uk.motor1.com/news/348304/audi-rs-q3-crossover-spied/
     
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  7. rdj

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    I have Autocar delivered and when I read the article it seemed to be talking about the S3 getting a hybrid engine, and suggested it might come to the RS3 but then quoted audi as saying the 5 pot would stay in production. I personally think that hybrid is a few years away and possibly a full model cycle away yet for the RS cars...
     
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  8. Radman

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    Good man. I’ll say it again, the PFL with all its drama, nothing gets close to it pound for pound on the roads nowadays mate.
     
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  9. T-800

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    Plus why would audi go to all the trouble of the Aluminium bottom end and redesign of the fuelling setup, if not only to be able to ‘turn up the wick’ when needed to keep the competition at bay........
     
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  10. PeteRS3lee

    PeteRS3lee Active Member

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    Here's Hoping they keep the 5 pot and turn it up a notch. Im desperately trying Hard not to walk into Audi with my spec/option list of my Sport edition i want now, as this money is getting hotter in my pocket by the day ,its proper burning
    But im also desperate to see whats on the horizon and spend it on the next Gen instead, or at least get on a list now
    Bet if i went in and asked to get on a list with a hefty deposit maybe that would stop the cash scorching me
    could always Move it on a deposit for the former,if it turns out the next RS3 be ****, if they haven't tooled up before any production starts .
    I May get a last of the production line , or first of the new
    HELP ME FFS!!!!!
     
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  11. T-800

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    Next RS3 will be 2/3 years away.

    Get one now.......
     
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  13. PeteRS3lee

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    Think i need to pay a visit this weekend Although Solihull/ Audi are a bit snooty ,if i turn up in my work clothes with plaster and silicone that usually adorns my work wear, they may kick me out of the R8 i spied there

    There is an RS3 there but has more chips on the front than the local kebab shop front
    Just drooped it a grand from 2 weeks ago
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Audi-RS3...559599?hash=item4b6666c9ef:g:v4AAAOSwgW9cup1S
     
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  14. Tartaris

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    What he said, plus you never want to get the first iteration of a new model. It'll have bugs and issues that will annoy the hell outta you. At least that's the reasoning I'm not going to wait.
     
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  15. PeteRS3lee

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    Have you ordered yet ????
     
  16. RS3 FUN

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    I placed an order for a new limited edition rs 3 and test drove the car and several days later I got offered a 2018 car that had done 4000 miles and the difference was noticeable with the sound being so much louder and 5 cylinder like in the 2018 model. I could also noticed the weight difference where the 2018 was lots lighter and the performance of the 2018 engine felt more powerful and willing to rev on its power. So I decided to go with the 2018 model for those reasons and I’m not saying the 2019 is a bad because it’s a great car just that I want all the sound and theatre that has been associated with this engine and car.
     
  17. Tartaris

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    No, not yet. Order book hasn't opened here in Australia yet. August it opens, but might wait until December so I can get a 2020 build and compliance plated RS3. Also by then I'm hoping Audi sales will be so low by then due to added taxes introduced July 1, it'll give me more leverage in bargaining a better price. It will definitely be a buyer's market. When the new model comes out, there will be next to no discounting, I would expect.
     
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  18. infernox

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    What is this limited edition RS3? Never heard of it.
     
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  19. royalsteve68

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    Saw a new rs3 awaiting prep at reading Audi. Black with black pack and black rotor type wheels. Clearly the prospective owner like black.
     
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  20. PeteRS3lee

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    Maybe sport edition
    Guess this may be a limited run
     
  21. PeteRS3lee

    PeteRS3lee Active Member

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    My Choice too but now like White with the Black Pack instead
     
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  22. RS3 FUN

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    It’s basically most of the must have extras all put in to a limited sport package and then WLTP Gpf filters to meet emissions .
     
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  23. wab172uk

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    When it was launched EVO magazine quoted an Audi engineer saying the Saloon handles better than the Sportback due to it being lower, and a wider track. Best handling RS3 was the Saloon on passive suspension.
     
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  24. terminator x

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    Brand new one at PCG today in the stand next to ASN.

    TX.

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  25. infernox

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    Is this the article you were talking about? I definitely think the interior will look like that as its like the new Q3 and new A1. Not really a fan of touchscreen only infotainment to be honest (Merc and BMW have both kept their MMI Wheel equivalents) but at least they kept the air con controls physical. Says the S3 will have 325 BHP which sounds about right.

    "A new version of the RS3 hot hatchback, featuring a 417bhp engine, four-wheel drive and mild-hybrid fuel-saving technology, will sit at the very top of the A3 line-up when it arrives early in 2021, ready to face rivals including the Mercedes-AMG A45 and BMW’s M135i."

    Not sure why it lists the M135i as a rival to the RS3, its a rival to the S3 and Golf R. 417 bhp would be a minor upgrade but I guess its already enough and mild hybrid could be interesting.

    https://www.whatcar.com/news/2020-a...- 15.07.19::story1_button&utm_source=20190715

    Says this is what the next gen A3 family will look like:

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    The interior will be like this:

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    The Saloon like this:

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  26. PeteRS3lee

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    well it looks ok from where im sitting, Think I may be able to Hold off till 2021, its not that far away
    May be able to afford all the toys that go with it too
    We shall see
     
  27. wab172uk

    wab172uk Now in an X3 M40i

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    Sport Back looks like an A1. No thanks.
    Interior looks cheap and nasty. No thanks
    Saloon looks great though. From the side anyways.
     
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  28. Snake Pliskin

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    The new Audi A3: What's coming when

    A3 five-door: early 2020

    A3 saloon: mid-2020

    A3 E-tron: mid to late 2020

    S3 hatch and saloon: late 2020

    RS3 : early 2021

    A3 liftback: 2021

    A3 Allroad: mid-2021
     
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  29. terminator x

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    2021 works pretty good for me ;)

    TX.

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    Next 5 door won't be called the Sportback, just A3, because there won't be a 3 door this time. The Sportback name is apparently reserved for a more coupe shaped model later on which will like a smaller A7/A5 SB.
     
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  31. T-800

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    What if it’s even quieter by then ?

    Strangled by more emissions based ****.
     
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  32. terminator x

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    I'm sure it will be! Won't order until I hear one.

    TX.

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  34. infernox

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    Like terminator x said, it definitely will be. Just hear the new R8 Performance and A45 S. The startup and idle revs are laughable. The saloon looks nice from the side but its pretty much the same as the current one, no idea if they fix the awkward boot.
     
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  35. T-800

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    ****** there’s not a cat in hells chance youll get a super muted one.

    Your already an advocate of the PFL and hater of the FL
     
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  36. teslaboy

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    With the new S3 rumoured to have 325ps (which makes sense) the new RS3 must be knocking on the door at 100up which means 425ps, just more than the new A45 at 421ish.
    Which begs tbe question of how much more will AMG try and squeeze out of that already over stretched 2L 4pot just to try and top Audi.
    I waa at Silverstone at the weekend and they had new A45s tbere in yellow, it did look quite good a bit too racy for me but the discs where mighty big, gives a good indication of potential performance.

    Going to be interesting to see a review and drag race between the two.
     
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  37. Snake Pliskin

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    The article suggests that the next RS3 will be a tweaked version of the S3 4 pot :anguished: albeit pushing 420 bhp. So we may lose the RS3’s ace card 5 pot engine :(
     
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  38. PeteRS3lee

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    I for 1 have lead a very sheltered life and have only ever being a ford enthusiast, so have still never heard a PFL or an FL actually leadfoot it, apart from on youtube vids so im good on whatever it sounds like, im a bit old and long in the tooth for pops and bangs these days, done too many shows on the ford RS scene and now have a keen dislike for bellends revving their cars to an inch of its life just for a pop and bang
    A Sweet Note for me will be fine if it still has 1
     
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  39. T-800

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    Agreed.

    However TX is a bit of a lover of the noisier the better.

    Younger generation. (Tut)
     
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  40. PeteRS3lee

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    Lets Hope that don,t come to fruition, with the next focus RS rumours this will have 400 horses and probably be at least 15k cheaper than an audi RS3 and 10-12k cheaper than the merc
    if they put a 4pot in it, then madness would prevail and id stay with ford, although i dont like anything after the 5pot mk2 focus RS,
    but money talks sometimes
     
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  41. teslaboy

    teslaboy Mythos black RS3 8v FL

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    Its a bit early for speculation but i reckon the new RS will keep the 2.5T but go 48v with electric Turbo(s). Super low down grunt and absolutely no lag !

    Too early and too expensive for any kind of mild hybrid nonsense.
     
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    yep dont mind the noise at all, but pops and bangs seem pointless, scare the **** outta me

    TX........ Have another Tut from me too LOL
     
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  43. PeteRS3lee

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    Yep Like this idea indeed
     
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