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Audi reveals an all-new 296bhp S3

It seems that the ‘on-paper’ superiority of BMW’s M135i xDrive is about to receive a serious challenge from Audi’s all-new S3, due to be launched at the forthcoming Paris Motor Show.

Based upon the new lighter Audi A3, the 2013 S3 weighs 60kg less than its predecessor, tipping the scales at just 1,395kg. And while the S3 Sportback previously wielded 261bhp, its successor deploys a class-leading 296bhp from a completely new 2.0 TFSI engine, developed specifically for the S3.

Limited Edition Audi SQ5 TDI set for Paris, enhanced by quattro GmbH

Here’s a piece of no-news, if ever there was, perhaps because Audi’s presence at this month’s Paris Motor Show will lack their usual flourish of concept cars and new models. There’ll be the recently launched RS 5 Cabriolet of course, plus the new A3 and R8 e-tron, but we’re not expecting any surprises – which is something of a paradoxical statement in itself.

Video: Audi’s new generation RS 5 gets lairy..

Earlier this week, Audi released details of its updated RS 5, featuring the latest A5 range enhancements plus a revamped equipment list.

There really wasn’t much to say, hence the reason why we didn’t cover it – but I’m a sucker for a sexy video

New 444bhp Audi RS4 Avant breaks cover

Ever since I sold my own B7 RS4 in 2008, I’ve been eagerly waiting this new version, half expecting (or hoping) that it turns out to be a subtly scaled down RS6 – restoring the services of blown induction to the RS4 (absent since the Mk1).

Audi’s new A1 Quattro leaves us underwhelmed..

If you’re a UK Audi customer, then you’ll need to petition loudly if you hope to park a new A1 Quattro on your driveway, but will many of you bother? Just 333 examples of the A1 Quattro are scheduled to be made, but they’re all left-hand-drive and bound for mainland Europe in the second half of 2012.

Audi reveals the A1 Quattro

Audi is currently testing a development installation of its quattro drivetrain in the sub-compact A1, bringing all-wheel-drive to this segment for the first time. As it gets to grip with the freezing Canadian conditions, Audi choose the opportunity to reveal its plans for its newest model in the range.