Big performance in a small package: the Audi RS 3 Sportback
• Five-cylinder turbo delivering 250 kW (340 hp) and 450 Nm (331.90 lb ft) of torque
• Zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.6 seconds, superior pulling power
• Seven-speed S tronic, quattro drive and 19-inch wheels
Blazing performance, compact size. Audi has added a new model to its dynamic RS series: the RS 3 Sportback. In the great tradition of the brand, its engine boasts five cylinders and turbocharging technology. From a displacement of 2.5 liters come 250 kW (340 hp) of power and 450 Nm (331.90 lb-ft) of torque, with an average fuel consumption of just 9.1 liters of fuel per 100 km (25.85 US mpg). Power is transmitted to the road via a seven-speed S tronic and quattro permanent all-wheel drive. 19-inch wheels and fenders made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) underscore the Audi RS 3 Sportback's position of distinction.
The RS 3 Sportback comes with an array of standard equipment including the Sport button, rear parking system, climate control, chorus radio system, and xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights. Audi offers customers a range of optional features: front bucket seats, roof rails in matt aluminum look, and styling packages in black or matt aluminum. Five exterior colors are available, plus an unlimited selection of custom paint finishes.
The new top-of-the-line model in the A3 series is already the fourth Audi model to be built at Audi Hungaria in Győr, where it is rolling off the assembly line alongside the TT Coupé, the TT Roadster and the A3 Cabriolet.
Deliveries of the RS 3 Sportback will begin in early 2011. The base price in Germany will be 49,900 euros.
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Present it! The Audi RS3 | drive it
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.
Audi RS3 roadtest (English Subtitled)
Lepel de meesterlijke aandrijflijn van een TTRS in een A3 en je krijgt de
allerheetse hatchback die Audi ooit heeft gebouwd. De RS3 Sportback is een
felle rakker; de hoogste tijd om hem uit zijn kooi te laten!
New Audi RS3 2011 - Testing Snow
We have a new winter fun video to show you, this time from the Ingolstadt
based carmaker who released this promo for the new Audi RS3 Sportback,
which is involved in some sideways action on the snow. The video shows
plenty of drifting action and excellent car control, proving that the RS3
has the right quattro credentials.
All the shots were taken from excellent angles, and Audi even used a
helicopter to let us take in the view from above. There's over seven
minutes of video to enjoy here, all without a whisper of music or any sort
of annoying TV presenter's voice. What you are left with is the sound of
the RS3's 2.5-liter beasts snarling and barking in the snow.
The RS3 is powered by a five-cylinder TFSI engine which develops 340 horsepower and 450 Nm
(332 lb-ft) of torque. Power is sent to the road through a seven-speed S
tronic dual-clutch gearbox that comes with two auto and one manual modes,
and the Ingolstadt firm's quattro permanent all-wheel drive system.
We don't know what it can do on snow-covered surfaces, but on dry asphalt
it reaches 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 4.6 seconds. Top speed is
electronically limited to 155 mph (255 km/h). Audi says that the RS3
returns an average fuel consumption of 9.1 liters per 100 km (26 mpg US)
and emits 212 g CO2 per km (341.18 g/mile).
To help improve stopping power, the RS3 is fitted with internally
ventilated disks measuring 370 millimeters (14.6 inches) in diameter at the
front and 310 millimeters (12 inches) at the rear. It also comes with an
electronic stabilization program (ESP) that features a Sport mode and can
be switched off entirely.
Audi RS3 MTM review
We took a short drive with the Audi RS3 from MTM, around the city of
272 km/h en Audi RS 3 Sportback (Option Auto)
Audi RS 3 Sportback - 5 cylindres en ligne turbo 2.5 de 340 ch / 46,1 mkg - boîte à double
embrayage et 7 rapports - 0 à 100 km/h en 4.6 s / Vmax : 250 km/h - Poids
à vide : 1 575 kg - Mai 2011 - Germany - Option Auto n°189 (Avril/Mai) -
www.optionauto.com - ON ROAD SPEEDO / NOT A SINGLE Dyno TEST ON OPTION AUTO VIDEOS
Shootout 2012: Audi RS3 Vs BMW 1M
Quattro grip versus M Power verve
See more from these titans here, Audi RS3:
http://www.carmag.co.za/?s=Audi+RS3&target=all and the BMW 1M:
2012 Audi RS3 Sportback (2011 Geneva Auto Show)
Big performance in a small package: the Audi RS 3 Sportback
Five-cylinder turbo delivering 250 kW
(340 hp) and 450 Nm
(331.90 lb-ft) of torque
Zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.6 seconds, superior pulling power
Seven-speed S tronic, quattro drive and 19-inch wheels
Ingolstadt, November 22, 2010 -- Blazing performance, compact size. Audi
has added a new model to its dynamic RS series: the RS 3 Sportback. In the
great tradition of the brand, its engine boasts five cylinders and turbocharging technology. From a displacement of
2.5 liters come 250 kW (340 hp) of power and 450 Nm (331.90 lb-ft) of
torque, with an average fuel consumption of just 9.1 liters of fuel per 100
km (25.85 US mpg).
Power is transmitted to the road via a seven-speed S tronic and quattro
permanent all-wheel drive. 19-inch wheels and fenders made of
carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) underscore the Audi RS 3 Sportback's
position of distinction.