The new Audi RS3 Sportback is finally here. Last year in may new Audi A3 went on sale and now we expect new and updated RS3 sportback to make it debut in forthcoming 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The new RS3 Sportback gains more power and torque over it’s predecessor.
He will take on the BMW M140i xDrive and Mercedes-Benz A45 4Matic upon it’s arrival. And just like all of Audis RS- badged models, the new arrival comes exclusively with the grippy Quattro all-wheel-drive system. It receives the TFSI’s power through a seven-speed, dual-clutch gearbox and takes advantage of an electro-hydraulic multi-plate clutch in charge of distributing the available torque variably between the two axles.
The five-door bodystyle of RS3 Sportback allows greater load-lugging duties, while it’s still a brawny-looking hot hatch, helped by the widened track with blistered wheelarches, 19in alloys and pronounced sills along its flanks. The RS3 Sportback sits 25mm lower than a standard A3 Sportback and boasts a 20mm wider track at the front axle. At front RS3 have a large black honeycomb grille and aggressive bumper with prominent splitters. Audi RS3 Sportback also have brake discs that are 370mm whoppers at the front with eight piston callipers, and with 310mm rotors squeezed by monoblock callipers at the rear. As a optional, you can have posh carbon ceramics rotors. From the back side we have a reworked spoiler atop the tailgate, altered tail lamp, diffuser with aluminium surround and twin oval exhaust tailpipes.
Inside of the Audi RS3 Sportback you can see sports seats finished in black nappa leather. Also you will notice a flat-bottomed RS badged leather steering wheel as standard. Audi’s Virtual cockpit makes it’s debut, with his special RS screen. The purpose of rs screen display is to shifts the tachometer to the centre, with torque, G-forces and tire pressure on the either side.
Engine And Performance
Under the hood you have a reworked 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder engine. The new engine produce 395bhp and 480Nm of torque. Which means an extra 33bhp on top. Thanks to the weight-saving materials like use of aluminum for engine components, engine is 26 kg lighter than the old one. The RS3 Sportback will sprint from 0 to 62mph in 4.1 seconds. His top speed is limited to 155mph but can be pushed to 174mph by choose the ‘dynamic package plus’. In case of fuel economy Audi claims 34 mpg, with exhaust emissions rated at 189 g/km CO2.
2017 Audi RS3 Sportback Realise Date And Price
The Audi RS3 Sportback will make it’s public debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month. Start of sale is scheduled for the summer with first deliveries due in autumn this year. Uk price is still not confirmed, but if we compare with European prices it will probably be around £46,500. This information is confirmed by Auto Express.