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Audi RS 3 Sportback

Audi RS 3 Sportback revealed

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15th December, 2014

  • Sporty top model of the A3 model series
  • Most powerful production five-cylinder in RS history, with 270 kW
  • 0 – 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds

Hot, throaty sound, exhilaratingly free-revving power – the five-cylinder engines from Audi are legendary. With 270 kW output and 465 Nm of torque, Audi presents the new RS 3 Sportback. With its five-cylinder, turbocharged engine, the new five-door model accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds.

“There is a long tradition of five-cylinder engines at Audi,” says Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Board Member for Technical Development at AUDI AG.

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“In the 80s, they turned Audi into a sporty brand, both in motor sports and in production. The new Audi RS 3  Sportback features the latest generation of our 2.5 litre, five-cylinder engine – the most powerful production engine in the modular transverse matrix.”

The 2.5 TFSI produces 270 kW and 465 Nm of torque in the new RS 3 Sportback. The turbocharged engine accelerates the compact five-door from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds.

A seven-speed S tronic, which shifts even faster than in the previous model, directs the power of the 2.5 TFSI to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system. The quattro system features torque vectoring based on intelligent software and is designed through-and-through for maximum driving enjoyment. The new Audi RS 3 Sportback steers directly into corners. On low-friction road surfaces, drivers can even perform controlled drifts, if desired.

The chassis of the five-door model also sets standards. Compared with the Audi A3 Sportback, the body is 25  millimetres lower. The pivot bearings of the front axle, the progressive steering, the RS-specific sport suspension and optional Audi magnetic ride adaptive damper control are designed specifically for the RS. Audi mounts carbon fibre-ceramic brake discs behind the 19-inch wheels on the front axle upon request – a first in the premium compact segment.

The Audi RS 3 Sportback complete package is rounded out with sharp interior and exterior details and a generous list of equipment.

Australian availability

The new top model of the A3 range will arrive in Australia in late 2015.


Specifications are subject to change without notice.



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