An extensive selection of driver assistance systems provide for safety and comfort. New to the range is traffic jam assist which operates in conjunction with adaptive cruise control (ACC) including Stop&Go function. The ACC maintains the distance to the vehicle ahead. The driver can choose between five distances and adjust acceleration and dynamics in the control system via Audi drive select. The Stop&Go function of the ACC brakes the RS 3* down to a standstill and lets it start off again automatically at the driver’s request. In slow-moving traffic up to a speed of 65 km/h (40.4 mph) traffic jam assist can partially take over the steering on well-built roads.
Emergency assist is a further innovation. In a critical situation, it intervenes by braking the vehicle to a standstill when it recognizes that the driver is no longer steering despite graduated warnings. Approaching vehicles are detected by cross traffic assist rear when slowly driving backwards, for example when maneuvering out of an entrance or a parking spot perpendicular to the road. If danger threatens, graduated warnings are issued – visual and acoustic signals and a short warning jolt of the brakes. Further high-end systems complete the portfolio. They support the driver when changing lanes, or help the driver to remain in the present lane. They help recognize traffic signs, facilitate parking and contribute towards avoiding frontal collisions, as well as to protect pedestrians.
In addition to the MMI radio plus with its 7-inch screen, RS sports seats, the RS multifunction sport leather steering wheel and deluxe automatic air conditioning, the standard scope of both RS models includes parking system plus, as well as LED headlights and tail lights. The combination of the RS sport suspension lowered by
25 millimeters (1.0 in), 19-inch light alloy wheels, progressive steering, quattro drive and the Audi drive select dynamic handling system provides for dynamically agile driving behavior ex works.
Many other optional functions expand the scope of the vehicle, for example the Matrix LED headlights, the ceramic brake discs at the front, the RS sport exhaust system and the RS sport suspension plus with adaptive damper control. The RS design package for the interior, two exterior packages and the engine hood with carbon fiber elements are visual highlights.
The compact RS models will be available to order in Europe as of April 2017 under the “Audi Sport” label. The market launch will take place in August 2017. The base price for the Audi RS 3 Sportback is 54,600 euros, and the Audi RS 3 Sedan is listed at 55,900 euros.
All terms marked in the text are explained in detail in the technology lexicon at www.audi-mediacenter.com/en/technology-lexicon
The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.