Exclusive – Audi RS3 Sedan confirmed for U.S. market, other body styles ruled out image

An Audi representative has denied the development of other body styles of the range-topping RS3 other than the Sedan, which will be introduced exclusively on the U.S. market.

With the BMW M2 just around the corner, Audi is going to develop a rival for this in the shape of the RS3 Sedan. Despite the main difference in the number of doors between the two cars, these will be competitors in the compact segment for performance sedans and we also have to mention the Mercedes CLA45 AMG here too. But if you have your eyes on the model which will come to life in Ingolstadt and you happen to live outside the U.S. market, you will be disappointed to find out that the car manufacturer has no plans of offering it anywhere else.

The range of the RS3 will be completed with the addition of the Sedan and the company has absolutely no plans of creating more versions of the car. The vehicle will be making use of the same engine as the one used in the range-topping RS3 Sportback, the 2.5 liter turbocharged five-cylinder unit, which is capable of producing a total output of 270 kW) and 465 Nm (324 lb-ft) of torque. The engine will most likely be connected to the 7-speed S tronic transmission, which will be sending power to the Quattro all-wheel drive system. The RS3 Sportback needs 4.3 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) and it has an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) or 280 km/h (174 mph).