2022 Audi RS3 Sportback drops all camouflage in digital artwork

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Signed by Reichel Design, the renderings depict the 2022 Audi RS3 Sportback with slightly less aggressive styling than it actually will have, but they are close to the actual design nonetheless.

The front looks almost perfect, although the headlights feature different graphics. The bumper and grille look almost production ready, and even the side skirts are similar to those on the real car. The rear bumper, however, will be bolder, especially the part that separates it from the diffuser, which will incorporate a pair of smaller oval tailpipes, Audi revealed.

The 2022 RS3 Sportback will continue to fight with the Mercedes-AMG A45 and, like its predecessor, will still use the 2.5-liter turbo-five. The sound engine has been upgraded, producing 15 lb-ft (20 Nm) of more torque, and expels 394 HP (400 hp / 294 kW) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm).

Despite the small power bump, it will be 0.3 seconds faster at 100 km / h, at 3.8 seconds, which will also make it a tenth of a second faster than its biggest rival, the 421 PS (415 HP / 310 kW) A45 S. With the optional RS Dynamic Pack, which will also bring other things, the top speed will rise to 180 mph (290 km / h).

The all-wheel-drive mega-hatch will benefit from a revised seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, chassis specific revisions and active variable torque vectoring in the rear axle that will keep it happy, allowing it to perform controlled drifts.

Audi hasn’t said when they’ll lift the curtain for the next-gen RS3, but rumors have it that it could be released this summer. The RS3 Sportback will not apply for a US visa, as North America will only get the RS3 sedan starting next year.


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