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2016 Audi RS 3 Sportback

Technical Specs
362 hp 343 lb-ft 4.1 s 155 mph
Horsepower Torque 0-60 mph Top Speed
Engine Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Type I5, Turbocharged Length n/a
Displacement 151 cu in (2480 cc) Width n/a
Power 362 hp (270 kW) Height n/a
Torque 343 lb-ft (465 Nm) Weight 3351 lb (1520 kg)
Redline n/a Performance
Electric Power n/a 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) 4.1 s (4.3 s)
Electric Torque n/a 1/4 mile n/a
Net Power n/a 60-0 mph Braking n/a
Driveline Top Speed 155 mph (250 km/h)
174 mph (280 km/h) - optional
Layout All Wheel Drive Fuel Economy
Transmission EPA Fuel Mileage - City n/a
Type 7 Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic EPA Fuel Mileage - HWY n/a
Tires Origin & Price
Tire Size - Front 235/35 ZR19 Manufacturer's Origin Germany
Tire Size - Rear 235/35 ZR19 Base Price 56,000 EUR (Est.)
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Power in Compact Class: Audi Reveals New RS 3 Sportback

Published: Fri Dec 12, 2014 by Marko P.  |  Source: Audi
With its powerful five cylinder, turbocharged engine, the 
five door model accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds, and its top speed 
can be increased to 174 mph upon request.
With its powerful five cylinder, turbocharged engine, the five door model accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds, and its top speed can be increased to 174 mph upon request.

Audi has unveiled the most powerful compact car in the premium segment: the new RS 3 Sportback. With its powerful five cylinder, turbocharged engine, the five door model accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds, and its top speed can be increased to 174 mph upon request.

The 2.5-liter turbo produces 362 hp and 343 lb-ft (465 Nm) of torque in the new RS 3 Sportback.

A seven-speed S tronic, which shifts even faster than in the previous model, directs the power of the 2.5 TFSI to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system. On low-friction road surfaces, drivers can even perform controlled drifts, if desired.

The new top-of-the-line model of the A3 family will roll into dealerships in the summer of 2015 across Europe.

With this model, quattro GmbH, Audi's high-performance subsidiary, now has seven RS models on the market: RS 3 Sportback, RS Q3, RS 4 Avant, RS 5 Coupé, RS 5 Cabriolet, RS 6 Avant and the RS 7 Sportback.

Exterior Reveals Potential

The new top model in the A3 series reveals its potential at first glance. The large air inlets framed by bold contours provide air to the engine's supplemental radiator and the transmission oil cooler. The blade integrated into the front apron extends upward into the air inlets to form a vertical dividing bar.

Viewed in profile, the widened front fenders, chiseled side sills, matt aluminum-look mirror housings and the large roof spoiler of the Audi RS 3 Sportback immediately catch the eye. A pronounced bumper, high-gloss black diffuser insert with honeycomb grille and four bars plus two large, oval tailpipes make for a bold rear. RS 3 badges adorn the Singleframe grille and the rear hatch.

Dedicated individualists can order additional features, including a carbon engine cover. The matt aluminum and gloss black styling packages are also particularly attractive. Besides exterior details with distinctive surface, they also include a quattro logo in titanium gray in the air inlet. The eight paint finishes include two new shades: Nardo gray and Catalunya red, metallic. The latter color is exclusive to the Audi RS 3 Sportback.

19-Inch Wheels with Optional Wider Tires at Front Axle

The dynamic, new top model of the A3 series rolls on 19-inch, cast aluminum wheels in five-arm rotor design with size 235/35 tires. Audi offers machine-polished 19-inch wheels in matt titanium look or high-gloss anthracite black. The top tire option includes size 255/30 tires up front and 235/35 at the rear.

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