Performance and Style in a Limited Edition Offer - The Audi RS 3
An innovation in technology, performance and style, the new Audi RS 3 Sportback is without a doubt one of the most powerful compact cars in Audi's premium range.
Now, this astonishing Sportback prepares to bring these RS hallmarks to South African roads with a limited edition special offer.
Award Winning Performance
Audi models with the RS badge are renowned for combining blistering performance with advanced driving technologies and the all-new Audi RS 3 is no exception.
With an award-winning 2.5-litre TFSI, 5-cylinder engine this Sportback now packs more of a punch, easily achieving an acceleration 0-62mph in a mere 4.3 seconds. Built on a legacy of Audi quattro® legends, the engine is capable of producing 376PS with an astounding 465Nm of torque. With all of this legendary power and blistering performances, it’s easy to see how the Audi 2.5 TFSI has won the ‘International Engine of the Year’ award for six consecutive years.
Alongside Audi’s most powerful production inline five-cylinder engine, the RS 3 also features twin flaps in its tail pipes that control the exhaust flow - contributing to a unique acoustic experience and adding to the trademark, bass-heavy rumble of the engine.
Along with more powerful engines, the RS 3 also enjoys a specially-tuned suspension for enhanced control at speed as well as Audi's legendary quattro® all-wheel-drive system and powerful RS braking.
Designed for tricky road surfaces the quattro® all-wheel-drive system features torque vectoring based on intelligent software to give this all-new Sportback more traction, grip and overall driving enjoyment. The system takes driving style and the road friction into account before distributing power automatically between all four wheels, giving just the right kind grip just when it's needed most. Drivers are also able to choose a dynamic mode in Audi drive select which switches the ESC Electronic Stabilisation Control to sports a setting for sure-footed cornering.
The Rotor design 19” alloy wheels housed within flared wheel arches include an RS braking system with performance brakes as standard. These wave-design brake discs are perforated for maximum heat dissipation and are gripped in high-gloss black callipers sporting the RS logo.
Stunning throughout, the Audi RS 3 has an unmistakably powerful presence with sporty interior to match. From the fine Nappa leather sports seats to the flat-bottomed, leather RS multi-function steering wheel with Alcantara trim, the interior of the RS 3 is as dramatic as its performance with black, RS-badged instrument cluster and aluminium pedals to complete the look.
This exceptional Sportback also comes with LED headlights as standard for the first time. Sleek and subtle in design, the LED headlights complement the sporty appearance while lighting the road ahead with unprecedented clarity. Finally, this striking look is completed with LED rear and brake lights for improved safety while still saving on energy.
The hallmarks of RS come to life once again in the new Audi RS 3 Sportback resulting in a car that's designed to set the driving experience apart. With only 200 of these exhilarating vehicles becoming available to the South African market during the launch in October, owners and driving aficionados of Audi performance vehicles will want to pre-order as soon as possible.