The sporty character of the RS 3 Sedan* and the RS 3 Sportback* is visible at first glance: the front, sides and rear boast new, striking design details.
The Singleframe is more sculpted than before. Its black gloss, three-dimensional honeycomb grill and the quattro logo on the sloping lower segment accentuate the vehicle’s dynamism. A frame with a matte aluminum look further emphasizes the grill. The newly designed blade in the bumper is also particularly noticeable. It turns up at the ends, forming narrow, upright funnels at the same height as the side air inlets, which also feature the same honeycomb structure. This makes the front appear wider still. The housing of the exterior mirrors on both RS models has a matte aluminum look. The Sportback is also distinguished by angular sill trims.
The headlights, also sporting a new design, stand out thanks to their jagged lower edge. They form a striking light graphic. LED units are standard and Audi also optionally offers precision-controlled Matrix LED headlights. 15 precisely controllable LEDs on each side shine through three reflectors to generate the high beam. Based on information from the camera mounted on the interior mirror, the control unit switches the LEDs on and off individually and can also dim them in 64 stages, as necessary. As a result, the Matrix LED headlights can produce several million light distribution variations.
The front track width of the RS 3 Sedan and the RS 3 Sportback is 20 millimeters (0.8 in) wider than an A3 equipped with 19-inch tires. It measures 1,559 millimeters (61.4 in). The wheel arches are flared accordingly. On the RS 3 Sedan, the distance between the rear wheels is 1,528 millimeters (60.2 in) and thus 14 millimeters (0.6 in) more than on the base model.
At the rear, both RS models demonstrate their power with a distinctive diffuser insert divided by vertically running struts. The large elliptic tailpipes of the RS exhaust system round it out on either side. Whilst the sculpted rear of the Sportback is dominated by a distinctive RS roof edge spoiler, an RS-specific spoiler lip on the trunk lid improves the break-away of the air flow on the Sedan. An RS 3 emblem on the honeycomb grill of the Singleframe and on the tailgate complement the dynamic appearance.
Both models are available in eight colors, including the RS-specific tones Nardo gray and Catalunya red metallic. The Audi exclusive program includes numerous individual paint colors. Two optional exterior packages set smart accents on the Singleframe and on the blade. With the matte aluminum styling package, the diffuser insert is differentiated, whilst in the gloss black styling package it is the spoiler lip on the Sedan.
All terms marked in the text are explained in detail in the technology lexicon atwww.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.