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New Audi RS3 plays with power!


The previous generation Audi RS3 Sportback was and is something special and very much a rare sight on the roads, pushing out 250kW and 450N.m with a claimed time of 4,6 seconds sprint from 0 to 100km/h. So it’s safe to say its successor has big boots to fill. I beg the question then: How do you top that? Well, with the Ingolstadt gang this is simple: Keep the engine and just give it more power! The next RS3 Sportback is born, kicking out an electrifying 270kW and 465Nm of torque. This car is claimed to reach 100km/h in 4.3 seconds and keep going until 250km/h. Pretty much a wild thing this is then.

The seven-speed S Tronic double-clutch gearbox handles that power and distributes it to all wheels thanks to Audi’s Quattro drive system. These claimed and impressive performance figures are aided by the massive power outputs and the high-strength lightweight material used. All good and well then, Audi also claims the RS3 sips just 8.1 litres per 100 kilometers and emits CO2 rated at 189 g/km.

The car indeed looks good spotting wider wheel arches, a sporty rear diffuser housing two large exhaust outlets, silver side mirrors, a redesigned front bumper with large honeycomb mesh air intakes. It sits low, lower than the standard A3 Sportback models, with an athletic profile.

The minimalistic classy interior soilders on with some unique touches such as red seatbelts, flat bottomed steering wheel covered in leather and alcantara as well as massive sports bucket seats.


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Engine: 2,5 TFSI
Cylinders: 5
Power: 270kW
Torque: 465Nm
Transmittion: 7-Speed S-Tronic Double Clutch
Accelaration 0-100km/h: 4,3 seconds
Top Speed: 250km/h (governed)
Drive Wheels: All-Wheel Drive (Quattro)
Fuel Consumption (): 8.1 L/ 100km
CO2 Emission: 189g/km

Source: Audi AG


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  • Maninzi

    This Audi RS3 is spitting fire. Too much power for the 2.5 engine. Is this Audi’s Merc A45? We’ll see about that!

    • Absolut Sabs

      Yep this is the A45 killer! 270kW to Quattro! Merc will reply with a Black Series A45, possibly!

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