Audi is rumored to be readying a new S3 Plus model that will feature a new 2.0-liter turbo-four engine with 375 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque.
The German automaker approached Friedrich Eichler, the man responsible for engineering AMG’s powerful four-cylinder that is being used in the CLA 45 and GLA 45 models, and asking him to tune Volkswagen’s existing 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine to new heights. The first vehicle to receive the powerplant will be an S3 model slotted between the standard S3 and the RS3.
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If the S3 Plus, as it’s being called, becomes a reality, expect the next-generation RS3 to be even more powerful than 375 hp. The powerplant is also expected to be used in the new VW Scirocco and Golf R Evo.
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