This small car packs a lot of punch. The RS 3 Sportback is the youngest member of the dynamic RS family from Audi.The turbo-charged 2.5 liter, 5-cylinder engine has 450 newtonmeters of torque. It sprints from 0 to 100 kilometers an hour in 4.6 seconds and on average uses 9.1 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers. The 2.5 TFSI with a seven gear S tronic gearbox hugs the road thanks to quattro permanent all-wheel drive. Drive it! tests the Audi on the twists and turns of Monaco's roads.
drive it! | compare it! - VWs New Beetle vs. BMWs Mini
Two cult cars with designs that turn heads - VW's New Beetle convertible
and its open-top competitor,the BMW Mini. They look great,but how do they
measure up in day-to-day use?drive it! tested the Mini Cooper convertible
with its 120 horsepower engine,and
compared it with the New Beetle which carries a 102 horsepower automatic
version. We took a close look at how easy the tops came down and at the
amount of space in the passenger compartment. For the models we tested,the
Beetle convertible starts at 25,125 euros (in Germany). The Mini Cooper
convertible starts at 22,500 euros.
present it!: Audi RS3 | drive it
Audi's Sporty AS series has a new member, the RS3 Sportback. The difference
to the normal A3 is striking - there's a roof spoiler and a large rear
diffuser with a double Exhaust and at
the front a sporty radiator with large air-intakes. The silver exterior
mirrors are also typical of the RS models. The car goes zero to 100
kilometres an hour in 4.6 seconds. But it doesn't come cheap.In Germany the
starting price is 49,900 Euros.
compare it! BMW 1-Series M vs. Audi RS3 | drive it
Two lightweight contenders with the punch of a heavyweight, as the BMW
1-Series M Coupé and the Audi RS3 face off. The dynamic duo certainly have
one thing in common: a sumptuous output of 250 kilowatts.In the Audi's case
it's delivered by the reborn legendary 5-cylinder engine, whose modern
direct injection and turbocharger give
it a peak torque of 450 Newton meters. That's matched by the BMW, albeit
thanks to a 6-cylinder unit with twin turbochargers. An overBoost function can be activated to raise the
torque by a further 50 Newton meters. Both make the dash from zero to 100
kilometers an hour in under 5 seconds.
compare it! Audi A6 - BMW 5 - Mercedes E-Class | drive it!
Luxury cars were easier to choose back in the past. Earlier, people who
wanted comfort and class bought a Mercedes. Those who preferred a more
sporty, but still comfortable car went for a BMW. Now, Audi has entered the
luxury race as well, with the A6. Can it beat the long-time top-class
leaders from Stuttgart and Munich?drive it! compares the Audi A6, Mercedes
E-Class and the BMW 5, all equipped with similar 6-cylinder 300 horsepower engines. Watch
drive it! to find out which of the luxury sedans gets the checkered flag.
Le baroud d'honneur de l'Audi A3 se transforme en coup d'éclat : la
nouvelle RS3 s'érige simplement comme la berline compacte la plus sportive
et la plus performante du moment !
2011 Audi RS3 Sportback Driving
http://www.eurocarnews.com - Audi AG - The 2.5-liter engine in the RS 3
Sportback will thrill passengers thanks to its tremendous pulling power and
its voracious revving up to 6,800 rpm. The guttural roaring and growling,
backed by the signature rhythm of the five-cylinder firing order make up
the classic Audi soundtrack. A sound flap in the Exhaust branch intensifies the sound even
further. The flap is controlled via the standard Sport button, which also
varies the engine response.
Powerful five-cylinder engines have a long legacy at Audi. In the 1980s,
racing cars and production cars used them to edge out the competition. Even
the first Audi RS model, the 1994 RS 2, had a five-cylinder engine. The
2.5-liter unit, already part of the TT RS specifications, now redefines the
state of the art, having recently been named "International Engine of the
Year" by a high-ranking jury of automotive journalists.
The 2.5 TFSI delivers 250 kW (340 hp) from a displacement of 2,480 cc: a
specific power output of 100.8 kW (137.1 hp) per liter. The maximum torque
of 450 Nm (331.90 lb-ft) is readily available at the low end of the rev
range, around 1,600 rpm, and remains constant up to 5,300 revolutions.
These general parameters yield excellent acceleration and elasticity
2015 Audi S3 First Drive
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We jet over to Monte Carlo for a first drive in Audi's hot new 290-horsepower,
all-wheel-drive four-door 2015 S3. Can Audi's new hot compact sedan beat
the new Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG?
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Audi RS3 test
Op het winterse circuit Mecaglisse in Canada maken we kort kennis met een
beul van een nieuwe Audi: de RS3. Kijk eens even wat een gaaf speelgoed
deze kar is op sneeuw en ijs!