Mmmmm, more hatchbacks.

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Sadly, this one won't be coming to the US.

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It will, however, capture our hearts in a way that the RS3 sedan (which is coming Stateside) cannot.

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It's exactly the same car, apart from the rear end.

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It still sports a 400-horsepower, 2.5-liter I5.

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Its 0-62 time is a scant 4.1 seconds, which isn't bad for what could technically be a family car.

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Compared to the regular A3 Sportback, it's lower and wider.

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The interior features Nappa leather and sport seats.

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There's also an RS-specific readout in the gauge cluster screen that displays G-forces, tire pressures and torque output.

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Thankfully, we at least get the sedan, so we can still have some fun with this one.

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