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    2015 Audi RS3 revealed

    2015 Audi RS3

    Audi reveals its Mercedes A45 AMG rival, the new RS3 hot hatch.

    The folk at Mercedes AMG must be starting to worry, because Audi’s Quattro performance division is looking to dethrone the current hot hatch king with its new Audi RS3 hyper hatch.

    Revealed today ahead of its public debut at the Geneva motor show in March, the new RS3 is aiming straight for the A45 AMG and on paper at least, out performs it in every department.

    The AMG makes do with four cylinders delivering 355hp/450Nm, the RS3 has five producing 362hp/465Nm from 2.5-litres of displacement. Zero to 62mph is dealt with in a supercar-worrying 4.3 seconds in the Audi RS3, while its AMG rival takes 4.6 seconds.

    Both cars have seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmissions with launch control and both have all-wheel drive systems. But, the RS3 should have the upper hand because unlike the Mercedes it can send up to 100 per cent of its warbly five-cylinder’s torque to the rear wheels. And that means you should be able to drift it, which is what you want.

    2015 Audi RS3

    2015 Audi RS3

    Compared to the now pointless S3 which has been Audi’s quickest hot hatch until now, the RS3 rides lower and features wider front and rear tracks and beefier brakes.

    Visually, the RS model also wears wider front fenders, a more aggressive front bumper with larger air intakes to feed that turbo five-pot and a fat rear bumper housing naughty twin oval exhaust tips.

    Indoors there’s sports seats, a flat-bottom steering wheel with Alcantara bits, and lashings of carbon fiber throughout the cabin.

    The RS3 will make its public debut at the Geneva motor show early next year before arriving in a rear-view mirror near you towards the middle of next year.

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    The New Audi S1 Quattro Hot Hatch Is Leaked! See The First Official Photo Here.

    So, after hearing that Audi’s mystery world premiere for the Geneva Motor Show that will be revealed online tomorrow (watch it here live), is the new S1 Quattro, we now have what is claimed to be the first official photo of the car. If you must ask, it does look to be the real thing, but we’ll know for sure on Wednesday.

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    Audi Are Adding 11 Models to Expand Range by 2020 (PHOTOS)

    Audi Nanuk Quattro

    Audi Nanuk Quattro

    Audi have made public their aggressive goals to release 11 further models to their range by 2020 in a bid to be selling 2 million vehicles each year in the global market.The current Audi range has 49 models so there is a lot to look forward to over the next 6 years. But what are we likely to see?

    Audi Quattro Hybrid.
    This is the Quatro Sport Hybrid Concept.

    Audi Nanuk QuattroThe Audi Nanuk Quattro looks devilish in Red.

    New Audi ModelsThe sport hybrid concept side view.

    Audi Q1

    The Audi Q1 Concept

    Rumor has it that their will be a number of Audi Q crossover models with the  Q2, Q6, and Q8 set to be produced. We’ve since heard that the Q2, a compact crossover based on the next Volkswagen Polo’s platform, will actually wear a Q1 badge. The Q6 will be based on the next-generation Q5 crossover and will be a coupe-like version of the four-door, more conventional Q5; likewise, the Q8 is expected to be a sleeker, sportier version of the next-generation Audi Q7.

    There have also been reports of a possible Audi V4, an MPV-like hatchback that would be based on Volkswagen’s new MQB platform. Audi could also gain a variant of the Volkswagen Up! city car which may be called A0 if it becomes a reality. There have also been musings that the high-tech, ultra-efficient Volkswagen XL1 could spawn a more performance-oriented Audi version, potentially called the XS.

    At the 2013 Frankfurt auto show earlier this year, Audi showed two concepts that may reach production, at least in limited numbers. The first was the Audi Sport Quattro Hybrid, a midsize, sporty notchback with a powerful hybrid drivetrain. This vehicle may become a sort of revival of the Audi Quattro from the 1980s, although it may switch out the hybrid system for a more conventional powerplant to save weight. The other Audi concept from Frankfurt, the Nanuk Quattro, was a strange blend of SUV and supercar based on the Italdesign Parcour concept. It may seem far-fetched for this model to go into production, but Audi executives in Frankfurt told us that the concept received strong interest from customers in the Middle East, Russia, and China.

    Since Audi is saying the lineup will go from 49 models to 60, we can assume that some of these additions will be new variants of existing models, such as the high-performance Audi RS3 which is expected to join A3 and S3 variants next year. Additionally, given that S and RS versions of existing Q5 and Q3 crossovers already exist, we would bet that Audi is counting high-performance versions of the new Q6 and Q8 in its total of 11 new models.

    It will be exciting to see what Audi has in store for us over the next few years.

    via: automobilemag.com

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