Great new intel here about the Audi S3 Sedan and Audi RS3 Sedan. A must read!
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.
Why sedan? We hear from sources at Audi other than the man himself that de Nysschen was the catalyst for this project. He lobbied hard for it because he saw it as the spiritual successor to the very winning size, price and performance combination offered with the B5 generation of A4, S4 and RS 4. Since that era the A4-based models have grown to roughly the size of a C5 A6 and have left room for the A3 to reclaim the niche.