Audi is relaunching the sporty top-of-the-line pair in the compact segment. Now the third generation of the Audi RS 3 Sportback and the second generation of the RS 3 Sedan with the award-winning five-cylinder engine has more torque, making it even more powerful. In combination with the RS torque splitter installed for the first time in an Audi, the A3 series’ emotional flagship model offers performance and lateral dynamics on a whole new level. The market launch will take place at the end of October – at prices starting at 60,000 euros for the RS 3 Sportback and 62,000 euros for the RS 3 Sedan.
The five-cylinder, high-performance engine in the Audi RS 3 is one‑of-a-kind in the segment. The 2.5 TFSI has won the “International Engine of the Year” award nine times in a row. In the latest generation of the compact sports car, the engine is now more powerful than ever before. This is mainly due to the increased torque of 500 Newton meters – 20 Newton meters more than in the predecessor. It ranges from 2,250 and 5,600 rpm. The new RS 3 models reach the broad power plateau, which extends to 7,000 rpm, from as low as 5,600 rpm. Boasting 294 kW (400 PS)23 of power, they sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds thanks to Launch Control – three tenths of a second faster than before. The models’ top speed, which is electronically limited to 250 km/h, can be optionally increased to 290 km/h– just like acceleration, this is a unmatched figure in the compact segment. In the NEDC cycle, theRS 3 Sedan and RS 3 Sportback consume between 8.8 and 8.2 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers on average.