Full UK pricing and specs have been introduced for Audi’s new RS 3 Sportback and Sedan. The RS 3 saloon is priced from £51,900, whereas the five-door hatchback (aka Sportback) is a contact cheaper, beginning at £50,900 ($70,300).
The most recent era RS 3 is powered by a turbocharged five-cylinder 2.5 TFSI motor producing 394 hp (294 kW / 400 PS) within the UK, which is barely lower than the 401 hp (299 kW / 407 PS) mannequin that’s set to be supplied to prospects within the U.S. Torque is 500 Nm (368 lb-ft), despatched to all 4 wheels by way of a seven-speed dual-clutch S-tronic transmission.
The RS 3 is presently the quickest compact manufacturing automobile round a lap of the Nürburgring, setting a time of 7:40.748. With efficiency at its coronary heart, the RS 3 can dash to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.8 seconds, with a prime velocity restricted to 155mph (249 km/h) for many variations.
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For these wanting extra package than the usual automobile, the RS 3 “Carbon Black” provides £4,650 ($6420) to the bottom worth and consists of darkened Matrix LED headlamps, five-spoke 19-inch matt black alloy wheels, a gloss black entrance spoiler in addition to a carbon fibre end to the outside mirror housings, rear spoiler, facet skirts and engine cowl.
The very best spec RS 3 supplied to UK prospects is the RS 3 “Vorsprung.” Priced from £58,650 ($81,000) the flagship options completely different alloys with “graphic print,” an electrical boot lid and a 360-degree digicam.
Sitting between the Carbon Black and Vorsprung price-wise is the sooner “Launch Version.” The Launch Version will probably be restricted to simply 96 items within the UK, and though it options no modifications to energy output or acceleration, merely features a velocity limiter set barely larger, reducing in at 174 mph (280 km/h). Priced at £56,900 ($78,600) for the Sportback (£57,900/$80,000 or the saloon/sedan), the Launch Version options extra customary package such because the Driver Help pack, Adaptive suspension with Drive Choose and Audi’s Consolation & Sound pack. A glass panoramic roof, heads up show, electrical entrance seats, phonebox lite, sports activities exhaust, purple brake callipers and a gloss black end to varied inside and exterior components can be included.
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An extra pack that can increase the RS 3’s velocity restricted to 180 mph (290 km/h) is the “Dynamic” pack. It consists of adaptive suspension with Audi Drive Choose, RS ceramic brakes with brake callipers in gloss anthracite gray, and Audi’s RS sport exhaust system. The Dynamic pack provides £5,500 ($7,600) to the worth of a regular RS 3 and £5,000 ($6,900) on Carbon Black & Vorsprung variations.
Audi sellers within the UK are presently taking orders for the brand new RS 3, with the primary deliveries anticipated in November. It competes head-on with the Mercedes-AMG A45 S which begins at simply over £51,000 ($70,500), going as much as £57,000 ($78,800) for the A45 S Plus.