Audi is engaged on a mid-cycle replace for its present A3 technology and the most recent prototype to be noticed is for the up to date RS 3 sedan.
The present A3 arrived within the U.S. for the 2022 mannequin 12 months. The up to date A3 is predicted to be revealed late this 12 months or early subsequent, and the automobile and its efficiency variants ought to arrive within the U.S. as 2025 fashions, although solely with the sedan physique type.
The prototype is simply frivolously camouflaged and divulges new designs for the internals of the lights at each ends, plus a brand new grille, and new entrance and rear fascias. We all know the prototype is for an RS model of the A3 due to the large wheel and brake mixture, in addition to a lowered suspension, and the signature RS oval exhaust suggestions which right here characteristic non permanent suggestions poking out of them.
2025 Audi RS 3 facelift spy pictures – Photograph credit score: Baldauf
Search for the replace to additionally embrace minor tweaks within the cabin, together with probably a bigger display screen for the infotainment system. The present display screen tops out at 12.3 inches.
It is unclear whether or not any adjustments are deliberate within the powertrain division. The present RS 3 boasts a turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-5 rated at 401 hp. Drive goes to all 4 wheels through a 7-speed dual-clutch computerized transmission. It is doable a mild-hybrid system shall be added with this replace.
The newest A3 vary, which represents the fourth technology of the nameplate, is predicated on an up to date model of Volkswagen Group’s front-wheel-drive MQB modular platform. It is mainly a twin underneath the pores and skin with the most recent Volkswagen Golf, which is because of be up to date alongside the A3. Prototypes for the up to date Golf are additionally out testing.
Within the case of the Golf and most definitely the A3 as effectively, future generations shall be provided completely with electrical energy.