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Audi RS 3 Sportback

Audi RS 3 Sportback

The new Audi RS 3 offers driving dynamics on the highest level and optimum values in its segment. With a 400-hp five-cylinder engine that generates 500 Nm of torque, the car ensures quick acceleration and highly emotional sound. This is the first Audi ever to include the RS torque splitter, which variably distributes the torque between the rear wheels. In terms of looks, the RS 3 demonstrates its sporty genes with a widened body, the RS sport exhaust system and cockpit displays resembling those used in motorsport.


Technical details

Audi RS 3 Sportback TFSI (294 kW)
Engine type Inline 5-cylinder engine
Displacement in cc / bore x stroke in mm / compression 2480 / 82.5 x 92.8 / 10.0
Max. power output in kW (hp) / at rpm 294 (400) / 5600 - 7000
Max. torque in Nm (lb-ft) / at rpm 500 (368.8) / 2250 - 5600
Top speed in km/h (mph) 250 (155.3)
Acceleration, 0-100 km/h (0-62.1 mph) in sec 3.8
Combined fuel consumption in l/100km 8.8 - 8.3
Combined CO2-emissions in g/km 201 - 190
Unladen weight according to EU (excluding driver) / (including driver) / gross weight limit in kg (lb) 1570 (3461.3) / 1645 (3626.6) / 2075 (4574.6)
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Audi RS 3 Sportback TFSI (294 kW)

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    Audi has made the already legendary five-cylinder even better. The result is greater torque, greater pull, greater top speed. And the whole thing topped off with an unmistakable sound. These are the features that power the latest generations of the Audi RS 3 Sportback and RS 3 Sedan to the top of the compact segment. The torque splitter, used for the first time in an Audi, also plays a part in this, providing greater lateral dynamics and stability. The more expressive design combined with RS-specific controls turns the latest RS 3 models into premium sports cars suitable for everyday use.
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  • 10/26/21
    Models

    High-performance redefined: Audi RS 3 Sportback and RS 3 Sedan

    Audi has made the already legendary five-cylinder even better. The result is greater torque, greater pull, greater top speed. And the whole thing topped off with an unmistakable sound. These are the features that power the latest generations of the Audi RS 3 Sportback and RS 3 Sedan to the top of the compact segment. The torque splitter, used for the first time in an Audi, also plays a part in this, providing greater lateral dynamics and stability. The more expressive design combined with RS-specific controls turns the latest RS 3 models into premium sports cars suitable for everyday use.

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