A WCF reader has informed us Audi accidentally announced the RS3 Sportback carries a starting price of €56,600.

A WCF reader has informed us Audi accidentally announced the RS3 Sportback carries a starting price of €56,600.

Almost a week ago Audi unveiled the highly anticipated RS3 Sportback and now thanks to a glitch on their official German website the hot hatchback is listed with a starting price of €56,600, thus making it significantly more expensive than the S3 Sportback which kicks off at €40,400. For this serious chunk of money you will be getting a "world-beating car" with a "class-conquering engine" as described by Audi.

Its heart and soul is the iconic five-cylinder, 2.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine rated at 367 HP (270 kW) and 342 lb-ft (465 Nm). All that power is channeled to a quattro all-wheel drive system via a 7-speed S tronic gearbox which helps the RS3 Sportback hit 62 mph (100 km/h) from a standstill in 4.3 seconds before hitting a limited 155 mph (250 km/h) top speed or 174 mph (280 km/h) for those willing to pay extra.

The Audi RS3 Sportback is scheduled to go on sale in the first quarter of 2015 while deliveries are programmed to begin in the summer.

Special thanks go to Alexander for sending us the tip!

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Audi RS3 Sportback price leaked, starts from €56,600