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      03-16-2017, 02:03 PM   #1
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Anyone Considering an RS3 Sedan?

RS3 Sedan Reviews Are Very Promising! Anyone Considering One As A DD or A Replacement For Their M3/M4?

https://www.topgear.com/car-reviews/rs3/first-drive

http://www.evo.co.uk/audi/rs3/19070/...ts-new-heights

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same Quattro four-wheel-drive system is fitted, but it comes with new software. So while the RS3 could send 100 per cent of its power to the rear axle before this mid-life update, it never felt as aggressively set up as you might hope.

In its new guise, the system never has a standard power split. Audis engineers say the ratio between front and rear axles constantly varies, to match both grip levels beneath and driver input inside.
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      03-16-2017, 02:04 PM   #2
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If this came to the US in the hatchback sportback form, I'd be all over it.
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      03-16-2017, 02:11 PM   #4
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If this came to the US in the hatchback sportback form, I'd be all over it.
Sorry to burst your bubble but theres a hatch model but only for Europe and ME, Audi Created A Sedan RS3 Specifically For North America.
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What's the price for one of these in North America?
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Sorry to burst your bubble but theres a hatch model but only for Europe and ME, Audi Created A Sedan RS3 Specifically For The North America.
yeah just saw it on the Dubai Audi site.......

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      03-16-2017, 02:35 PM   #7
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Sorry to burst your bubble but theres a hatch model but only for Europe and ME, Audi Created A Sedan RS3 Specifically For The North America.
yeah just saw it on the Dubai Audio site.......

Thats the Pre facelift model you're viewing but europe and the middle east will get both Sedan and hatch. The website hasnt been updated yet
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Thats the Pre facelift model you're viewing but europe and the middle east will get both Sedan and hatch. The website hasnt been updated yet
ah I see. When I click on the car to view the details the website gives me an error maybe they are updating it
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I'm trading my F80 in on the manual tranny version when it hits the US
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It does look interesting but expect it will be too small for me.

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I'm trading my F80 in on the manual tranny version when it hits the US
Not sure Audi is making anything manual anymore except the A4.
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too small. i enjoy my F80 as a DD because of the practicality it provides. the RS3 is not enough. if it were to come in a hatchback i'd consider it.

ideally i would cross shop the F80 with an RS4, but we know Audi will never let that happen.
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I'd consider the RS3 if it was offered with a manual (insert "broken record" emoji here), which of course will likely not happen. That would be a pretty sweet car.
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I'd consider the RS3 if it was offered with a manual (insert "broken record" emoji here), which of course will likely not happen. That would be a pretty sweet car.
Same as above.

No stick=no sale.
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Same as above.

No stick=no sale.
That's why the C63s was never a contender for me. Same goes for the Alfa.
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I'm trading my F80 in on the manual tranny version when it hits the US
Not sure Audi is making anything manual anymore except the A4.
Exactly
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That's why the C63s was never a contender for me. Same goes for the Alfa.
100% agree. Was all set on the Quadrifoglio. Even spent a few hours in one trying to get 'O-K' with the 8-speed. Ended up getting deposit back and pulling trigger on the M3. Couldn't be happier with my decision.

As long 3-pedals are an option, I will exercise my right to suffer the handicap and indignity of slower shifts and reaction times.

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Put it up against an M2 first.

But 400HP + torque vectoring AWD + small sedan? Heck yeah!
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I'm trading my F80 in on the manual tranny version when it hits the US
Not sure Audi is making anything manual anymore except the A4.
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I don't think they are. And IMO, any enthusiast-oriented spec, regardless of the number of doors or configuration, should have a 6MT option. The last Audi I had was a 5.2L V10 S8 and to be fair, 3 pedals wouldn't have changed it a bit. It was what it was. Stick wouldn't have helped. My prior S6 Avant, on the other hand, would have benefited greatly from a factory 6MT but nooooo. Those guys were too stoopid to even build their RS6 sedan with a stick. The tiptronic is why I never even considered it. RS4 was last great car they built for sale here in U.S. Cancelled my RS5 order when they announced no stick. Same for me with Alfa.
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Absolutely ready to make a move on one of these when they're available. It's the right size, 4 doors, weight isn't awful, has traction for days, and sounds great.

I'd consider an M240i xDrive, but I'd prefer to stick with a sedan.

CLA45 AMG wouldn't be awful, but I'm not really into the 4 cylinder.

Otherwise, there's not much out there in that segment. I'm open to opinions on the above or other suggestions though.

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What's the price for one of these in North America?
Canadian pricing is known ($62,900 CAD) but not US yet. 55K-ish is probably a safe bet.

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