The sprint to 62 mph (100 kph) takes 6.7 seconds for the DSG model. Manual version to arrive in 2018.
The model would reportedly by stylish on the outside and have a high-tech cabin.
The automaker will invest more than $24 million to achieve its plan.
A new body kit and rear diffuser give the exterior a meaner look. There are smaller tweaks inside, too.
The all-wheel-drive concept would have an estimated 302 hp and a 311-mile range.