335-hp Audi RS3 coming in 2012, will compete with Focus RS

It seems like AutoCar knows everything there is to know about the next-generation Audi A3. After bringing us the scoop on the A3 sedan and the hybrid variant, the UK publication is now reporting that Audi is working on a Audi RS3.

Power for the Audi RS3 will come from a 2.5L 5-cylinder twin-turbo engine making 335-hp and a maximum torque of 332 lb-ft.

The Audi RS3 is expected to make its debut in 2012 and will go head-to-head with the Ford Focus RS and the BMW 135i. Of course there is no word on whether the Audi RS3 will make it to the stateside but we sure hope it will.

– By: Kap Shah

Source: AutoCar