The all-new Audi RS 3 Sportback and Sedan redefines high performance

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Legendary five-cylinder engine is now even higher – higher torque, higher pull, and higher prime velocity.

Audi is relaunching the sporty top-of-the-line pair within the compact high-performance phase with the third technology of the Audi RS 3 Sportback and the second technology of the RS 3 Sedan. The award-winning five-cylinder engine now has extra torque, growing its energy. The emotional flagship mannequin of the A3 collection, when mixed with the RS torque splitter, gives efficiency and lateral dynamics on a complete new degree. The RS 3 mannequin vary is being launched to the native market as we speak, with costs beginning at R1,215,000 for the RS 3 Sportback and R1,245,000 for the RS 3 Sedan (inclusive of VAT and all taxes)

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The all-new Audi RS 3 Sportback and Sedan

Quick Information:

  • The legendary five-cylinder engine has been improved with elevated torque, pull, and prime velocity.
  • For the primary time in an Audi, a brand new torque splitter supplies improved lateral dynamics and stability.
  • The most recent RS 3 fashions are premium sports activities automobiles appropriate for on a regular basis use, due to a extra expressive design and RS-specific controls.

How a lot does the brand new Audi RS3 Sportback value in South Africa?

Audi RS3 Sportback – R1,215,000

How a lot does the brand new Audi RS3 Sedan value in South Africa?

Audi RS3 Sedan – R1,245,000

The brand new Audi RS 3 Sportback and Sedan will likely be supplied with a five-year Audi Freeway Plan as normal gear starting on September 1, 2022, in South Africa.

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New torque splitter, used for the primary time in an Audi, offering higher lateral dynamics and stability

What to anticipate within the new Audi RS 3 Sportback and Sedan?

The two.5 TFSI gives unmatched acceleration and prime velocity

The Audi RS 3 is exclusive in its class due to its five-cylinder, high-performance engine. 9 instances in a row, the 2.5 TFSI has taken residence the “Worldwide Engine of the 12 months” honor. The engine in the latest mannequin of the compact sports activities automobile is now stronger than ever. That is primarily attributable to the 500 Newton-meter enhance in torque, which is 20 Newton-meters greater than the earlier mannequin. Between 2,250 and 5,600 rpm can be found. The broad energy plateau, which extends to 7,000 rpm, is reached by the brand new RS 3 fashions from as little as 5,600 rpm. With 294 kW of energy, they speed up from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds, which is three-tenths of a second faster than earlier than due to Launch Management. Much like acceleration, the fashions’ prime velocity, which is electronically restricted to 250 km/h, is unmatched within the compact phase and will be elevated to 290 km/h as an choice (if the RS Dynamic package deal Plus is chosen). The RS 3 Sedan and RS 3 Sportback use a mean of 9.0 litres of gas per 100 kilometers on the NEDC mixed cycle.

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A brand new exhaust system expertly controls the spectacular propulsion of the multi-award-winning five-cylinder engine. It has a completely variable flap management system that helps intermediate positions for the primary time in a RS 3 and additional expands the sound traits. The variations will be felt within the completely different modes that the Audi drive choose dynamic dealing with system has to supply. As an illustration, the flaps open a lot earlier within the dynamic and RS Performance modes, bringing out much more of the sound’s electrifying parts. The five-cylinder engine’s distinctive sound is much more audible due to the usual RS sports activities exhaust system.

RS torque splitter and particular RS 3 modes for optimum agility

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Legendary five-cylinder engine is now even higher – higher torque, higher pull, and higher prime velocity

The primary-ever set up of the RS torque splitter in an Audi enhances the fun of driving and gives a dynamic stability. An upstream a number of disc clutch package deal is used instead of the earlier rear axle differential. On every of the drive shafts, a completely variable a number of disc clutch with digital management is used to distribute torque to the rear wheels. Because of this, stability and agility are elevated much more. By growing the torque delivered to the outer rear wheel with the heavier wheel load throughout dynamic driving, the torque splitter considerably lessens the tendency to understeer. It distributes the drive torque to each wheels when touring straight forward, to the suitable rear wheel when touring in a straight line, and to the left rear wheel when touring in a straight line. The new RS 3 follows the steering angle extra exactly and may flip into curves even higher due to the distinction in propulsive forces, particularly when cornering at excessive speeds.

Audi drive choose additionally impacts the engine and transmission traits, steering help, adaptive dampers, and exhaust flaps along with the torque splitter. A wide range of driving experiences are produced by varied attribute curves for every of the aforementioned methods, from an emphasis on consolation and optimized gas consumption to extremely dynamic and even optimized for the racetrack.

With its personal engine and transmission setup and specifically calibrated Pirelli P Zero “Trofeo R” semi-slick tires, that are optionally obtainable from order for the primary time, the brand new RS Efficiency mode, distinctive to the RS 3, is designed particularly for the racetrack. There, the torque splitter makes certain that the dealing with is as impartial as it may be, with little understeering or oversteering in varied driving eventualities. Quicker lap instances are potential because of the flexibility to speed up shortly after a curve. The RS Torque Rear mode, which permits drifting, is one other new addition. It was made for use on closed roads. By transferring the entire rearward drive torque to the wheel outdoors of the curve on this mode—as much as a most of 1,750 newton meters—the torque splitter considerably will increase oversteer. The fashions additionally embody RS Particular person, which permits the methods to be adjusted individually, in addition to effectivity, consolation, auto, and dynamic modes.

Exterior and lighting: expressive and unmistakable

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RS torque splitter and particular RS 3 modes for optimum agility

The brand new Audi RS 3 has an much more highly effective and dynamic design than its predecessor. The entrance of the compact sports activities automobile has an expressive look due to the large RS bumper, the redesigned Singleframe with its distinctive honeycomb grille, and the big air consumption. A faintly protruding air outlet behind the fanned fenders provides the automobile a motorsport look. A 33-millimeter widened entrance axle observe has been put in. The brand new RS 3 Sportback has expanded on the rear axle by ten millimeters.

Matrix LED headlights with darkened bezels and digital daytime operating lights round their outer downturned angles are normal on the RS 3. Different thrilling normal lighting options embody LED taillights, dynamic flip sign lights, door entrance LED lighting with the RS emblem projected within the entrance, and contour ambient lighting with multicolored accents. When the automobile is opened, the RS 3 lettering seems on the motive force’s facet and a checkered flag seems within the pixel area of the opposite headlight, making a dynamic scene. The headlights’ pixel area of three x 5 LED segments is the spotlight of the RS3 lighting expertise. The checkered flag flashes on each side as you drive.

Solid wheels measuring 19 inches with a 10-Y spoke design are normal gear on the Audi RS 3. The optionally obtainable 5-Y spokes with RS branding characterize true racing design. The redesigned RS-specific rear bumper with built-in diffuser and the RS exhaust system with a big oval tailpipe on each the left and proper sides are the ending touches with a motorsports theme. There are just a few exterior equipment that may be ordered in carbon-fiber strengthened plastic for a fair sportier look (as a part of the usual Black Styling Bundle), together with the mirror caps, the inserts within the rocker panels, the tailgate spoiler, and the roof edge spoiler. Clients can select the non-obligatory Black Styling Bundle Plus or Aluminum Styling Bundle Plus of their space so as to add extra gloss black or matte aluminum accents to the automobile’s exterior. The fashions are available a complete of eight exterior colours, together with the RS-specific Kyalami Inexperienced and Kemora Gray finishes.

Driving dynamics made seen: the inside

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The two.5 TFSI: unmatched acceleration and prime velocity

Quite a few RS-specific options are current inside as nicely to emphasise the automobile’s sporty look. The revolutions per minute within the “RS Runway” design are displayed on the 12.3-inch Audi digital cockpit plus, which is normal gear. With the very best variety of revolutions within the foreground and the bottom within the background, the values are proven right here in the other way to visually resemble an airplane runway. Shows for g-forces, lap instances, acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h, 0 to 200 km/h, quarter-mile, and eighth-mile are additionally included within the Audi digital cockpit plus.

In guide transmission mode, the RS-specific blinking shift indicator adjustments the rpm show from inexperienced to yellow to pink whereas blinking in a method that’s much like that utilized in motorsports to point when it’s best to alter gears. It’s also integrated into the newly obtainable non-obligatory head-up show, which initiatives pertinent info onto the windshield within the driver’s line of sight. The ten.1-inch contact show within the instrument panel additionally reveals the temperatures of the coolant, engine, and transmission oils, the g-forces, and, if desired, the tire stress.

The instrument panel’s carbon-fiber trim and the RS sport seats with RS embossing and anthracite distinction stitching contribute to the automobile’s expressive look. High quality Nappa leather-based with RS honeycomb stitching and shiny black, pink, or, for the primary time, inexperienced distinction stitching is an non-obligatory choice for the seat upholstery. There are matching RS Design packages in pink and inexperienced obtainable. They encompass distinctive seatbelts with coordinating coloured edges and distinction stitching, in addition to flooring mats with RS embroidery. The seat shoulders, seat belt, and flooring mat stitching, in addition to the accents across the air vents, all are available matching pink or inexperienced with the RS design package deal plus.

Native normal gear highlights

With excellent specs and options, the Audi RS 3 mannequin line proudly shows its efficiency, digital, and design strengths. Highlights of the gear embody the Audi RS digital cockpit, 19-inch wheels, Black styling package deal, Bang & Olufsen premium sound system with 3D sound, Audi smartphone interface, Audi join e-call performance, rearview digital camera, park help, consolation key with secure lock, and darkened Matrix LED headlights with dynamic gentle design (to call just a few).