Price: The Audi RS 3 sedan is 2000 euros more expensive than the Sportback
Optics: Optional matrix LED lights with special coming home graphics
New air intake behind the front wheel arches
Interior: Audi RS 3 with head-up display for the first time
For a sporty feeling in the interior, of course, you need more than just a few special displays. the The instrument panel is made of carbon, Driver and passenger sit up RS sport seats with good lateral support. That Sports steering wheel with the 12 o’clock mark lies comfortably in the hand; it is flattened at the bottom, has new shift paddles and is equipped with a new “RS Mode” button (for the special RS driving modes) on the right spoke.
Driving: Sound and acceleration make for a pleasant shudder
Drifts seem a bit artificial
The new torque splitter is also on board. In “Torque Rear” mode, the RS 3 also lets the rear hang out casually on the racetrack. It is true that the rear axle breaking out appears to have been brought about somewhat artificially, but it’s still more fun than stubbornly following the ideal line. Thanks to the high performance, extended drifts can also be performed – impressive!
Steering and chassis are designed to be more compatible with the masses
What the tough girls and boys could possibly be missing: the steering and chassis are designed to be compatible with the masses, so not quite as toxic. Even the comfortable seats could pinch your love handles harder. In the end, however, this ingenious sound was imprinted again, which editor Stefan Novitski loudly imitated even days after the test drive.
“RS design package plus” sharpens the look of the Audi RS 3 even further
Our photo vehicle does with that RS design package plus The interior looks particularly good: the belt edges, seat shoulders and the bar in the air outlets are sporty red, with additional red stitching. Instead of red, these elements are now also available in green upon request. With these accents, it should be clear to the last person at first glance that we are dealing with the sharpest A3. Incidentally, the back seat offers a strong contrast. While you are grabbed by the ambience at the front and want to hit the racetrack straight away, the seats and the space in a row behind them are extremely comfortable.
Equipment: The RS 3 is the first Audi to have a drift mode
Engine: The five-cylinder in the Audi RS 3 gets a little more torque
Audi RS 3 sedan 2.5 TFSI quattro ● Engine: five-cylinder gasoline engine ● Displacement: 2480 cm³ ● Max. Power: 294 kW (400 hp) at 5600-700 min-1 ● max. Torque: 500 Nm at 2250–5600 rpm-1 ● Drive: all-wheel drive ● Transmission: seven-speed S Tronic ● Top speed; 250 km / h ● Acceleration 0–100 km / h: 3.8 s ● Consumption: 8.7–8.2 l / 100 km ● CO2 emissions: 198-188 g / km ● Efficiency class: E ● Emission standard: Euro 6d-ISC-FCM ● Price: from 62,000 euros.