The highly anticipated new Audi RS3 Sportback is set to be the most powerful production five-cylinder in RS history, with a staggering 367 hp, allowing it to achieve a 0-62 time of just 4.3 seconds! The top level of the A3 range retains its good looks and styling but receives more aggressive undertones through larger grilles in the front bumper which are accentuated by a colour contrasted splitter giving a striking appearance with sharp lines. To the rear, dual exhausts are in place which also have their own colour contrasted surrounds ensuring symmetry from front to back. Sweeping lines that start from a tapered head light extend along the familiar appearance of an A3 but larger alloy wheels, powerful brake assemblies and a 25mm lower stance clearly distinguish the vehicle as the RS. Being a sportback the headline of the car is elongated, accommodating additional boot space ensuring practicality as well as performance.
The new Audi RS3 is powered by a five cylinder, 2.5 TFSI engine providing as much power as you could want whilst retaining its poise and grace on the road. The turbocharger is setup to import 1.3 bar of charge pressure which works in tandem with a state of the art intercooler system enabling a high compression ratio helping to distribute power more smoothly. The new RS3 comes equipped with a seven speed S tronic dual clutch gearbox complete with shift paddles on the steering wheel and the traditional gear stock lever. Launch control is also present for optimal traction and minimal tire slip. When all of the power and technology is combined the result is an exhilarating experience, with power and handling fusing together with you in control. You are of course assisted by the Quattro permanent all wheel drive which works to distribute the available torque as required to the front and rear axles in a heartbeat.
Inside the new Audi RS3 the quality craftsmanship is immediately noticeable. Stainless steel pedals and footrests are contrasted with Alcantara door trim inserts. Dial clusters are black with red needles and white scales all of which are embossed with the RS logo with all instruments surrounded in gloss Anthracite black giving you a full sports performance feel, inside and out. There is plenty of technology inside too, with the latest infotainment systems from Audi available including touch screen media and satellite navigation control on top of the usual comforts you expect from Audi such as heated seats. In fact, the seats themselves can be upgraded to a lighter bucket seat made from a carbon shell for the ultimate performance experience.
To find out more about the new Audi RS3 contact Aberdeen & Dundee Audi to register your interest or to book your test drive.