2024 Audi RS3 facelift spied
It’s been simply over a 12 months since Audi revealed the most recent iteration of its RS3 sizzling hatch and sedan, however a facelifted model seems to already be within the works.
Our spy photographers have captured what’s understood to be a prototype mid-life up to date Audi RS3 sedan with camouflage wrap masking parts of the automobile.
Though this spied RS3 prototype appears to be like similar to the present mannequin that solely launched regionally in August this 12 months, keen-eyed viewers will have the ability to see there are a few minor exterior design modifications.
On the entrance the Audi Rings badge has been moved barely up and is now now not fully contained in the hexagonal mesh grille. The nook air vents appear to be reworked as effectively.
The one different notable change is the marginally totally different rear diffuser that’s coated in loads of camouflage. There could possibly be different minor modifications on the again too which can be hidden by this camouflage.
We’ll most definitely get a greater take a look at these exterior modifications in a future prototype.
It’s unclear if Audi is planning to make any modifications to the RS3’s powertrain as a part of the replace.
The present mannequin is powered by a 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder engine that produces 294kW of energy and 500Nm of torque.
A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission is the one transmission possibility accessible.
Each the sedan and hatch variations of the RS3 can do the 0-100km/h dash in simply 3.8 seconds.
Underneath the pores and skin, the present RS3 ditched the Haldex all-wheel drive system the earlier mannequin had for Audi’s new RS Torque Splitter.
The system permits for energetic and absolutely variable torque vectoring between the rear wheels. It options an electronically-controlled multiple-disc clutch on every drive shaft, with every clutch having its personal management unit.
Audi says the torque splitter cuts understeer, permitting earlier and sooner acceleration popping out of corners, and extra exact and agile dealing with.
This facelifted Audi RS3 could possibly be the top of the fire-breathing turbocharged five-cylinder period as the corporate has stated it’ll go all-electric by 2033 in all markets, apart from China.
Autocar reported in July this 12 months that the subsequent A3 hatch and sedan will arrive in 2027, providing electrical energy solely and driving the brand new Scalable Methods Platform electrical car structure.
The subsequent A3 will reportedly supply a alternative of single-motor rear- or dual-motor all-wheel drive, with a sizzling RS3 flagship persevering with atop the vary.
This electrical RS3 will reportedly supply faster straight-line efficiency than the present turbocharged five-cylinder mannequin.
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