Audi RS 3 Sportback

All-new Audi RS 3 Sedan and RS 3 Sportback has heightened driving dynamics and many
new features.

The 2.5 TFSI five-cylinder engine has increased torque of 500 Nm, 20 Nm more than in
the predecessor, It ranges from 2,250 rpm to 5,600 rpm. The new RS 3 has 294 kW from
5,600 rpm to 7000 rpm.

The zero to 100 km/h time is 3.8 seconds thanks to Launch Control.

The five-cylinder engine has a new exhaust system with a fully variable flap control system
that supports intermediate positions, thus broadening the sound characteristics. The
differences can be experienced in the various modes offered by the Audi drive select
dynamic handling system.

In the dynamic and RS Performance modes, the flaps open much earlier – the emotional
elements of the sound are even more pronounced.

The design of the new Audi RS 3 is even more dynamic and powerful than that of its
predecessor. In the front, the wide RS bumper, the redesigned Singleframe with its
distinctive honeycomb grille, and the large air intakes give the compact sports car an
expressive appearance. Behind the flared fenders, a slightly protruding air outlet creates a
motorsport look.

The front axle track has been widened by 33 millimetres. At the rear axle, the new
RS 3 Sportback has added 10 millimetres.

Audi RS 3 Sedan

Motorsports-inspired finishing touches include the redesigned RS-specific rear bumper
with built-in diffuser and the RS exhaust system with a large oval tailpipe on both the left
and right side.

The mirror caps, the inserts in the rocker panels, and the tailgate and roof edge spoilers,
are available as an option in carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic for an even sportier look.

A total of eight exterior colors are available for the models, including the RS-specific
Kyalami Green and Kemora Gray finishes.

The 12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit plus displays the revolutions per minute in the
‘RS Runway’ design. In this case, the values are displayed in the opposite direction in a
manner that visually resembles an airplane runway – the highest number of revolutions in
the foreground and the lowest in the background.

Inside are RS sport seats with RS embossing and contrast stitching. The seat upholstery is
in fine Nappa leather with RS honeycomb stitching, available in glossy black, Express red,
or, for the first time, Micrommata green contrast stitching.

The new RS3 Sedan and Sportback have almost $10,000 worth of additional standard
features compared to its predecessor. Highlights include metallic or pearl effect paint,
electronically opening and closing boot (Sportback), as well as heated, folding and
dimming exterior mirrors with memory.

Electric front seats with four-way lumbar support and memory function ensure comfort.
The folding rear seat backrest (40:20:40) ensures that the new RS 3 is as fit for domestic
duties as it is for the racetrack.

Audi RS 3 Sportback

In addition to the standard equipment of its predecessor, the new RS 3 Sedan and RS 3
Sportback have exit warning with rear cross traffic alert, as well as Audi pre-sense basic
(seat belt pre-tensioning, window and sunroof closure in emergency situations).

Audi park assist and 360-degree cameras make the most intricate of urban environments
a breeze.

Like all new Audi vehicles delivered to Australian customers from January 1 2022, the all-
new RS 3 Sedan and RS 3 Sportback also come with the peace-of-mind of a five-year
warranty. Audi also provides a 12-year manufacturer warranty for bodywork against
corrosion perforation for new vehicle.

New Audi RS 3 Sportback is priced at $91,391 and RS 3 Sedan $93,891. Government and
dealer delivery charges need to be added.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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