Audi A3 Clubsport concept

Vrbsko Lake in Austria has been a location for a traditional gathering of Volkswagen enthusiasts. This set comes enthusiasts of all brands of German manufacturer: Volkswagen, Skoda, Seat, Audi. This event is an opportunity for the presentation of some concept cars that are designed for testing new technologies. This year’s conference was marked by Audi, who presented the A3 Clubsport Concept and announced to everyone what they can expect from the future RS3 version of the A3 sedan. President of Audi division for the development of new models, says that the Audi A3 Clubsport can be expected for 2015.

Audi A3 Clubsport Concept

Audi A3 Clubsport Concept engine

The best part of the Audi A3 Clubsport concept was certainly his engine. Audi A3 Clubsport Concept launches famous 2.5L I5 turbo engine, which is currently found under the hood of the TT RS and RS3, but the power was increased from standard 335 hp to as much as 518 hp. Torque is also increased to 152 Nm and now stands at 600 Nm between 2,300 and 6,000 RPM. Weighing 1,527 kg, Audi A3 Clubsport Concept provides 339 hp per tonne, which is the same number as the legendary Audi R8 with a V10 engine and 542 hp, and the power is transmitted to all four wheels via a seven-speed automatic transmission. Audi promises to Audi A3 Clubsport Concept will have to accelerate to 100 km / h in 3.6 seconds and a top speed is 300 km / h, which is significantly higher compared with the current S3.

Audi A3 Clubsport Concept

Audi A3 Clubsport Concept design

The suspension has been modified to a great extent, which is the vehicle height lowered by ten millimeters and there are brand-new 21-inch rims. Audi A3 Clubsport  provides significant sport bumpers, a modified grille and LED headlights and in order to maintain a low weight, German carmaker has used carbon wherever possible. Although very attractive these bumpers are not expected in serial production. Interior of Audi A3 Clubsport should not receive major changes and at first glance resembles something that could be expected in the serial model.

Audi A3 Clubsport Concept

Audi A3 Clubsport concept release date

In any case, the serial Audi RS3 sedan is expected in some of the larger car show in Europe next year, while sales will start a little later. If the serial model provides only part of the Clubsport concept, main rival Mercedes AMG CLA45 should definitely be worried.