Audi RS3 Sedan Reportedly Green Lit for US Market

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Audi RS3 will finally head to the U.S. in sedan form.

Almost a year since rumors first began that the Audi RS3 was under consideration for the U.S., Quattro World reports that during the Audi Summit for Audi of America employees, the German automaker’s executives confirmed the RS3 sedan has been given the green light. Little is known about the Audi RS3 sedan and how it will come equipped to the U.S. and when, but expect a 2.5-liter turbocharged five-cylinder engine packing over 400 horsepower when it does arrive. The powerplant will be mated to a seven-speed S-Tronic gearbox and on the outside, it will have a facelifted appearance compared to the current RS3 Sportback.

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It will also be likely that Audi Virtual Cockpit as well as RS3 specific shell seats will be available as an option. It’s unclear what pricing will be set at, but between the range of $55,000 to $60,000 is a possibility. While we would love to see it arrive as a 2017 model year, it will likely come stateside in late 2017 and be sold as a 2018 model.

Last year, Audi of America CEO Scott Keogh told Automotive News that the RS3 sedan would be a better fit for the U.S. and that he was “very confident” Audi of America would sell it here.

[Source: Quattro World]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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