Hmm we've all been where you are in one form or another.
For me it was 2013. Was waiting for news on the S3, gave up, looked at a Merc A45 AMG, quickly went back to Audi & bought an S5 which was a superb car prior to my RS3. Not the same curcumstsnces, but appreciate how the 'waiting' can be frustrating !
Hopefully news on a FL will be forthcoming soon ... or you can find a great spec one on Audi approved, or something else in the Audi range takes your eye
But sorry mate ... will never tire of hearing that start up bark in the morning or anytime of day
Or howl @ 3,500 rpm
I have never had eyes for Mercedes, I will admit they have some nice looking cars now but I can never see myself owning one.
I am hoping we will get some from the Paris Motorshow next week, failing that I may have a breakdown The only other potential cars on my list now are the new S4 Avant (bit too quiet), RS4 (12 months+ is too long to wait), or I have thought about going back to a B8 RS4 V8, I have always had such a big soft spot for that car.. but then it's spending £40k+ on a previous gen car, which is the only thing putting me off when I know how nice the B9 A4 is.
The RS3 just does it for me. As much as I would prefer the upgrading to the A4 interior, being in a 8V A3 now.. its that 5-pot bark which does it for me all day long. The RS3 is just about the loudest / aggressive in the range IMO, or at par with an RS6. The RS3 is if any, one of the sensible RS' haha. With the insurance being only £3700 at the moment, with the RS6 at £8000