curious behavior on the Natural Resources Canada website

curious behavior on the Natural Resources Canada website

Audi I don’t want to order RS 3 2024 and U.S. At least not officially. However, on May 25, 2023, the website of Natural Resources Canada (RNC) showed the car’s fuel consumption rating. Following a news report by some media, the data was quickly removed from the site. What’s going on? Is the Audi RS 3 coming back in 2024?

Some thoughts

At the time of this writing, Audi Canada had not yet responded to our questions about this questionable data on the RNC website.

However, it was clearly shown that the 2024 Audi RS 3 (see photo), powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged 5-cylinder engine mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, showed a fuel consumption of 12.1 liters/100 km in the city and 8.7 l/100 km on the highway, for an overall average of 10.3 l/100 km. The website even showed CO emissions2 of the car, or 241 grams per kilometer, with its annual energy cost of $3,502.

So what does that mean? Does Audi intend to bring us that car? Perhaps, but this theory is unlikely if we consider the costs associated with importing the model against its potential benefit.

Note that, in December 2021, Audi Canada had taken the decision to remove this model from our market “because it did not meet certain technical restrictions”, we can read in the official press release at that time.

So it could be a dirty mistake on the part of Natural Resources Canada, in the sense that its database could show data for the 2022 model. In fact, if one does a quick search on the RNC website, we see that there is no use. data was introduced to our market at that time.

In short, until we receive an official statement from Audi Canada in this regard, it is impossible to understand this matter. We will update this article when the manufacturer has responded to us.

RPM test

Even if I would like, like you, to see the Audi RS 3 2024 for sale here again, the chances of that happening are very low. On the one hand, because the manufacturer already sells the RS 6 in our area, but also because the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards will be too strict to add another model as a pollutant to the market.

Note that manufacturers must respect the average GHG emissions for the full range of vehicles. If they exceed this average, they subject themselves to heavy fines. Since the RS 3 would be so unique it would sell at a high price, it would not be necessary to pay enough to cover the financial losses associated with the carbon penalties.

However, the future may surprise us. Who knows, Audi Canada may have a nice surprise in store for the 2024 RS 3! It will continue!