The A3 range
The new top athlete in the compact segment also expresses its sporty character visually.
The Singleframe with its three-dimensional honeycomb grille bears the quattro logo along the bottom. Underneath, a blade extends across the entire width of the front into the side air inlets, where it forms narrow funnels for better air flow through the wheel arches. LED headlights with their distinctive daytime running light signature are standard; Audi also offers matrix LED headlights as an option.
The dark-toned interior welcomes the driver and passengers with illuminated door sills bearing the RS 3 logos as a standard feature. Black fine Nappa leather RS sport seats with integrated head restraints come standard. The RS sport leather steering wheel is flattened at the bottom. Inlays at the instrument panel and at the doors complete the atmosphere of sporty elegance.
Engines and transmissions
The heart of the new RS 3 sedan is it’s new 2.5 TFSI engine, producing 294 kW (400 hp) – 33 hp more than its predecessor. The compact RS model sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.1 seconds. It is capable of reaching a maximum speed of 250 km/h; on request Audi will increase the electronically limited top speed to 280 km/h. The new top athlete in the compact segment also expresses its sporty character visually.
With lightning-fast shifting, the S tronic seven-speed dual clutch transmission transmits the power of the 2.5 TFSI to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive. Its electro-hydraulic multi-plate clutch distributes the drive torque variably between the axles. The result: especially agile driving characteristics.
quattro management is integrated as a standard feature in the Audi drive select dynamic handling system, as are the steering, S tronic, engine management and the adjustable exhaust flaps. The unique sound of the five-cylinder engine intensifies an already emotionally charged driving experience. The sound can be modified via Audi drive select.
The start-stop-system helps to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by switching off the engine in stationary phases, e.g. at traffic lights. The start process is initiated as soon as the clutch is pressed (manual transmission) or when the footbrake is released (S tronic) for a good getaway. Can be deactivated at any time via a button.
Fuel consumption combined in l/100 km = 8.4