Yesterday our first Intel Report on the A3 touched on Audi of America's current thinking in regards to the A3 Sportback and the proposed scenario by Audi's American management that the Sportback come over as an alternative fuel only drivetrain. Efficiency is important to Audi and this scenario would help use a different body style to help make more of a point. Fortunately for driving enthusiasts, performance is also important to Audi and today's report focuses more on the company's vaunted S and RS models.
During our conversation in Geneva, Audi of America boss Johan de Nysschen wouldn't outright confirm the S3 and RS 3 for America, but he did reveal that he and his product management team are in favor of both models and actively working on both projects. And though he didn't say it outright, the focus here is the sedan.