Audi RS3 Sportback MK3 (facelift)

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Description

The Audi RS3 Sportback was launched at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, featuring updated styling and the most powerful production five-cylinder engine in the world.

The updated 2.5 TFSI delivers 294 kW (400 hp) of output which is 33 hp more than its predecessor, while being 26 kilograms lighter thanks to its aluminum crankcase, among other features. Its maximum torque of 480 Nm available at engine speeds as low as 1,700 rpm and remains constant up to 5,850 rpm, is one of the highest numbers among hot hatches. The RS3 Sportback is able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds. Like the previous model, Audi could increase the electronically limited top speed on request, from 250 km/h (155.3 mph) to 280 km/h (174.0 mph).  The five cylinder engine is combined with the quattro permanent all wheel drive system and a 7 speed dual clutch S-Tronic gearbox.

The exterior of the facelifted is characterized by the redesigned front part of the car which features the new bumper with a more angular look, new headlights with Matrix LED technology and the updated grille. The side of the car is virtually unchanged while the only notable changes at the rear is the slightly different diffuser housing the large oval tailpipes, and the updated taillight graphics. Inside, the car benefits from an updated MMI infotainment system with LTE connectivity, the Bang & Olufsen Sound System with 705 watts of power, and numerous driver assistance systems.

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Additional information

Model

Audi RS3 Sportback MK3 (facelift)

Production

2017-present

Segment

C

Doors

5

Layout

AWD

Engine Displacement

2480 cm3

Cylinders

L5

Induction

Turbocharged

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Direct Injection

Power (hp)

400

Power (kw)

294

Power (@rpm)

@5850-7000 rpm

Torque (Nm)

480

Torque (@rpm)

@1700-5850 rpm

0-100km/h

4,1 sec

Top Speed (km/h)

280 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

174 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

8,3

CO2 (g/km)

189 g/km

Gearbox

7 AT

Weight

1595 kg

Length

4343 mm

Width

1801 mm

Height

1412 mm

Wheelbase

2631 mm

Front Track

1560 mm

Rear Track

1514 mm

Boot Space

334 liters

Tire Size

235/35 R19

Front Brakes

370 mm Ventilated Discs

Rear Brakes

310 mm Discs