If they can keep the S3 price point around 45k and the RS3 price point below 60 I think there'll be a hell of a market. (including myself!)
The RS3 can then be $50k.
Hey guys, dont know how much weight this hold, but being over here in Germany and being a service member they offer car sales for us on Audi, VW, Toyota, BMW, Porsche, etc. You get the drift, either way; I requested a quote from Auto Exchange (military car sales who specializes in sales for Audi, VW) for a 2013 A3 and was passed on this information when I replied to the original quote in regards to the 2013 model. Seeing that orders placed with them are custom factory built cars and not cars already built sitting on the lot and working directly with the factory I figured it might hold some weight.
On the American side of things, what we’ve been told is that the A3 model year for 2013 will be a short one. This makes sense as we’ve all heard that the A3 sedan will be rolled out in late 2012.
In terms of the hatchback (Sportback) I’ve been hearing that maybe an S3 might be released alongside the sedan, but I’ve heard nothing definitive.
Unfortunately, until Audi release official specs.
Things can change in the course of a year, but at this stage it does look unlikely that there will be an A3 hatchback available in 2014
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I dont think Audi will ever be able to build a worthy Successor to the B5. The B5 chassis is still the best "modern" chassis Audi has ever built. It was a mix of old school german (1996 A4's used Audi B3 door handles) and new technology in the form of much beefier suspension.
If the S3 does come with a 2.5 TFSI I will probably be in line for one (regardless of price) but I really want them to put this motor into something longitudinal.
Ok, sign me up!
Not too hopeful... Lately Audi has been too heavy and too expensive... I've got a B5 and a B6, and they are getting long in the tooth.. Come on Audi, make something I want to buy and can afford! Even a detuned 2.5 would be fine - I can always pump it up like my B6
Genesis Coupe 2.0T (putting down 300whp) vs Godzilla on Road America
Regardless goes to show my point, the S3 should have a detuned 2.5T
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What a danger to himself and others around him!
Almost losing it several times because he's bouncing in his seat like a rag doll.
Why wear a Helmet and sit in your seat in your beach outfit?
Flashing like a loon coming up on Flugplatz while behind the Porsche (Not done while it's a tourist fahrt).
Childish wave coming out of Adenauer Forst to the BMW driver. (I bet the BMW driver let him by just to save himself from being rear-ended by super cool RS3 dude).
Then not slowing down when there is a car in the wall at Breitscheid (that's why the Golf slowed down!!!).
Almost getting caught out by understeer in Brunchen... TWICE
Being the cool pro RS3 dude he is, he's even got time to give a victory sign to probably his fans.
And than putting up his finger like he'd won an actual race.
Let's open a bottle of Moët!
Xbox clowns like that are the reason the Ring is closed several hours a day after yet another accident. And then people on youtube are commending him on his "PRO" drive... Come on!!! He's no Pro, he just hasn't run out of luck yet.
And no, I'm not a pissed-off BMW guy.
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