First details of the latest Audi RS 3 Sportback
Recently, Audi has presented its newest RS 3 Sportback, which is expected to be a rival to CLA45 AMG and A45 AMG models of Mercedes.
The Audi’s novelty will be offered for the U.S. auto market equipped with the brand’s 2.5-liter five-cylinder turbocharged engine, producing the output of 362 horsepower and the torque of 343 lb-ft.
To compare, the Mercedes cars equipped with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine, producing the output of 355 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of the torque. The BMW models, which are equipped with the 3.0-liter six-cylinder powertrains, are able to produce the output of 320 horsepower and the torque of 332 lb-ft as well.
The seven-speed S-tronic dual-clutch gearbox is a standard. Powertrains and the transmission allow accelerating of the car from 0 mph to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds; the maximum speed is 155 mph; however, that limit may be changed to 174 mph.
The novelty is offered with the brand’s all-wheel-drive Quattro system. From 50 to 100% of the torque powers the rear axle.
In addition, there is a renewed sporty suspension that is lower than the previous one. The RS3 is also equipped with adaptive dampers and carbon ceramic brakes, which are an option. The wheels are 19-inch with 235/35 tires.
The interior is covered with Nappa and Alcantara leather; there are sporty seats, the brand’s infotainment system including the lap timer, the oil temperature gauge and the boost pressure. The Audi’s Drive select is also a standard feature.
The novelty is expected for the European auto market by next summer. Unfortunately, currently, there is no information to offer the Audi RS3 Sportback in the U.S. However, the U.S. customers have a chance to be offered with the newest RS 3 sedan based on the A3 clubsport quattro concept, which has been presented this year.
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