They have been called out for a discussion (embedded below in the press release section) about “the technological potential offered by electrification and what this means from a sales perspective.” Thank you, we already know that for cars to survive, they will need to become a lot more sustainable than they are today.
Luckily for us, the head honchos were also kind enough to participate in a comprehensive Audi Sport family portrait shoot. And that’s where the cool stuff is. Aside from the fact that we’re presented with an incredible display of high performance (just about every great RS is there) rides, we also have the chance to catch a glimpse of the eagerly awaited RS3 Sedan and RS3 Sportback.
That means that after countless rumors and spy shots, Audi is finally getting ready to unleash the next iteration of the RS3 compacts. Even better, the spicy Audi Sport camouflage doesn’t hide much of the forms of the Sportback and Sedan. As for the “1-2-4-5-3” numbers plastered all over the sides, they are a very direct reference to the long-running 2.5-liter five-cylinder that probably resides under the hood.
As such, we can only imagine that the electrification talk is just a ruse to direct our attention towards the teaser. Or it could also serve as a hint: perhaps the engine shared with the RS Q3 and TT RS will be mildly electrified to deliver even higher output than it does right now (394 hp).