i have bills saying that in a year or two the MP3 has a turbo. AWD, however, i doubt.
as far as it outhandling the RS, are you really suprised. the RS suspension is much more at home in dirt. if they had a handling competion on a gravel road, the results would have been different. also, just put a decent set of tires on the RS and its handling is greatly improved. it would have been a much closer decision with good rubber on both cars.