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Audi S3 Sportback on the way

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    It has a unique electric steering system based more on the S5 and with a sharper rack ratio.

A hot version of the taut A3 is taking shape in Europe.

Audi plans a five-door S3 model (it showed a three-door S3 at the Paris motor show) which is already being organised for sale in Australia. It is expected here late next year.

Audi isn’t saying too much about the five-door rocket yet, though Carsguide learns it has a 221kW version of the 2-litre turbo-petrol engine, gets a stronger version of the A3 quattro’s drivetrain and a six-speed dual-clutch transmission.

It also has a unique electric steering system based more on the S5 and with a sharper rack ratio.

Audi spokesman Tobias Sollner also says there is a 225kW RS3 coming but Audi Australia is yet to confirm it. Australia missed out on the previous RS3.
 

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