Details for the RS 3 Sportback were revealed in December 2014. It will go on sale in the first quarter of 2015 and features a 367 PS 2.5 litre inline five cylinder engine with 465 NM of torque. The RS 3 Sportback has a seven speed S tronic transmission and quattro all-wheel drive system which helps propel the car to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds. Scott Keogh of Audi of America said in April 2015 that he’s “confident” we’ll see the car come to the United States.

In April 2015 the new 2015 RS 3 Sportback was promoted in UK by a controversial commercial portraying an Audi R8 “giving birth” to it.