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.
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.
Examine it! Electric Bicycles in a Crash Test | drive it
Electric bicycles are gaining in popularity in Germany, with double digit
growth in recent years. But the new, faster bikes also pose safety risks. The
electric bicycles can reach speeds of up to 45 kilometers an hour.Many
people underestimate the speed of electric bikes with often fatal
consequences. We join accident researchers from German insurers to see how
electric bikes perform in crash tests.
Vintage. The Borgward Isabella Cabriolet | drive it
In 1954 carmaker Borgward launched its most popular model: the Isabella.
Founder Carl Borgward had the sedan converted into a slick coupe specially
for his wife. The latter caused such a commotion that the Borgward Isabella
Coupé went into volume production in 1957. There was also another
version.Body supplier Karl Deutsch was a popular choice at the time for
converting regular sedans into flashy convertibles - and Borgward's
Isabella was no exception. The result was a very exclusive affair, as only
two dozen convertibles based on the Isabella coupé were built. Drive it!
discovered one of these rare specimens.