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07-12-2016, 02:54 PM
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New spy photos (http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/category/spy-photos) have emerged of the 2017 Audi (http://www.autoguide.com/new-cars/audi/index.html) RS3 testing on the Nurburgring (http://www.amazon.com/gp/search?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&index=automotive&keywords=nurburgring&linkCode=ur2).

Audiís latest pocket rocket will be making its way to the U.S. for the first time, and these photos show Audi is hard at work tuning its latest sports-focused RS model. The obvious upgrades to this car include larger air intakes up front, a slightly more aggressive bumper, dual oval exhaust tips, wider side sills and of course a spoiler out back.

Under the hood, power is expected to come from an all-new 2.5-liter turbocharged five-cylinder engine that cranks out about 400 horsepower. Power will be sent through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (http://www.eurocarparts.com/car-transmission) which should allow this car to sprint from a standstill to 60 mph in about four seconds. Quattro all-wheel drive is standard, of course.

Although it shares a displacement with the 2.5-liter five-cylinder found in the current European-market RS3, this engine features a new aluminum block along with fresh components. The powerplant already debuted in the new TT RS (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N3Y0IL6), and now it will be used in the smaller RS3.

The RS3 is supposed to arrive in the U.S. during 2017 as a 2018 model year vehicle (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00W98UWTK).


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