A force to be reckoned with, the Audi RS 3 Sportback is a true sports car which delivers an exhilarating performance that becomes addictive. The unmatched success of the legendary Audi 2.5 TFSI five‐cylinder engine continues in impressive fashion with this lighter powerplant completely redeveloped to produce even more power, and an engine note that gets your heart racing. Yet despite its motorsport pedigree, the RS 3 Sportback retains its impeccable road manners even in the cut and thrust of city driving – with the promise of unbridled performance when it’s unleashed on the racetrack.
The heart and soul of the RS 3 Sportback is its extraordinary 2.5‐litre TFSI five‐cylinder engine, winner of the coveted International Engine of the Year award for an unprecedented eight consecutive years. Its 294 kW of power and 480 Nm of torque takes the RS 3 Sportback from 0 to 100km/h in just 4.1 seconds for what is an unforgettable driving experience.
There is no mistaking the obvious potential of the RS 3 Sportback, even to the uninitiated. Compact and purposeful, its taunt and muscular styling create an immediate impression of dynamism in keeping with the Audi Sport reputation for creating exceptional cars. From the distinctive high‐gloss honeycomb grille in black and massive front air intakes, to the tip of the rear roof spoiler, every detail speaks to the car’s performance and motorsport heritage.
The finest materials and unequalled finish mark the RS 3 Sportback as a true luxury car. Elegant yet supremely functional, there is a feeling of motorsport heritage in the cockpit with the race‐inspired flat‐bottom steering wheel and form‐hugging RS seats with integrated head restraints upholstered in fine Nappa leather, finished in the distinctive RS diamond pattern. Innovative infotainment solutions are provided through an electronically retractable colour display, including MMI navigation plus and the Audi smartphone interface, keeping you connected wherever you go.
Audi virtual cockpit
Audi reinvented the traditional dial-based instrument panel with the virtual cockpit, which allows the driver to control what information, navigation data and infotainment functions are displayed in high-definition. A selectable sport mode features a central rev counter and performance-oriented secondary displays such as lap timer, power/torque output or charge pressure. This is supplemented by RS-specific functions: G-Meter, shift light and tyre pressure.
For those wanting to refine the driving experience even further, Audi Sport offers three different wheel finishes with wider front rubber for even greater stability at speed. The magnetic ride adaptive damper system allows you to tailor the suspension to perfectly suit the conditions and your own driving style, while the superb Bang & Olufsen Sound System and the optional carbon inlays bring a whole new dimension to the cabin.
quattro permanent all‐wheel drive
Putting the RS 3 Sportback’s incredible power to the road through all four wheels, Audi’s revolutionary quattro permanent all‐wheel drive system creates levels of grip that elevate the driving experience to the surreal. The system that changed the face of world rallying, the quattro permanent all‐wheel drive constantly monitors and fine‐tunes traction to maximise grip, its RS‐specific tuning able to send 100 percent of the torque to the rear wheels, for the ultimate in handling, regardless of speed or conditions.