Audi RS3 Sportback MK2
The Audi RS3 Sportback was launched in 2011 as the new top off the range model in the premium C-segment category.
Based on the facelifted second generation A3 Sportback, the RS3 features a turbocharged 5-cylinder 2,480 cc engine, producing 340hp (250 kW) and 450 Nm of torque. Its large turbocharger compresses the intake air at pressures of up to 1.2 bar, and an intercooler lowers its temperature at full load. When the driver pushes the standard Sport button on the center tunnel, a flap installed in the left exhaust tailpipe renders the characteristic growling of the exhaust even more intense while allowing the engine to respond with even more punch. A seven-speed S tronic transmission is sending the power to all four 19 inch cast aluminium wheels (235/35 front and 225/35 rear tires), through the Quattro AWD system. The compact dual-clutch transmission shifts gears almost imperceptibly and the launch control system manages maximum acceleration from a standing start. It’s acceleration is quoted as 0 -100 km/h in 4.6 seconds, with an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (249 km/h). Thanks to a sportier suspension system with aluminium components, the body is lowered by 25mm.
On the exterior, the car is easily distinquished thanks to the huge 19 inch rims, the large intakes on the front bumper as well as the pronounced front splitter and the flared fenders. The redesigned rear bumpers on the RS3 Sportback include a high-gloss black diffuser insert that encircles the two large, elliptical exhaust tailpipes. Next to the license plate is an RS3 badge, and a long roof spoiler extends across the rear windshield. With the matt aluminum styling package, a number of parts – such as the rims around the air intakes and the upper edge of the diffuser insert – feature a matt aluminum look. With the black styling package from the Audi exclusive range, the Audi single-frame and the exhaust tailpipe trim come in high-gloss black. The choice of finishes includes five exterior colors – Ibis White, Suzuka Gray metallic, Misano Red pearl effect, Daytona Gray pearl effect and Phantom Black pearl effect – in addition to an unlimited array of custom paints.
Inside, there is a flat bottomed leather multifunction sports steering wheel, sports seats upholstered in Nappa leather with constrasting stiching and piano black or aluminium finish for the inlays.
Audi RS3 Sportback MK2
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370 mm Ventilated Discs
310 mm Discs