MOTORING: New Audi RS3 now much more sportier

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AUDI dealerships throughout the UK at the moment are taking orders for the all-new RS 3 Sportback and RS 3 Saloon, with costs ranging from £50,900 on-the-road.

Within the UK, each the RS 3 Sportback and Saloon can be found in 4 completely different specs: RS 3, Carbon Black, Launch Version and Vorsprung and, as commonplace, each mannequin comes geared up with 19-inch alloy wheels, heated entrance sport seats with ‘RS’ embossed brand in High quality Nappa leather-based, dual-zone local weather management, cruise management, Audi’s 12.3-inch Digital cockpit with RS-specific show, a ten.1-inch MMI Navigation plus infotainment system, and the all-new RS Torque splitter.

Audi’s RS Dynamic pack (£5,500 on RS 3 and £5,000 on Carbon Black & Vorsprung) is the spotlight of the vary of optionally available extras.

It includes Adaptive suspension with Audi Drive Choose, RS ceramic brakes with brake callipers in gloss anthracite gray, a high pace enhance to a doable 180mph and Audi’s RS sport exhaust system.

With its five-cylinder, high-performance engine, the Audi RS 3 is one-of-a-kind within the section. The two.5 TFSI has received the Worldwide Engine of the 12 months award 9 instances in a row and within the newest technology of the compact sports activities automobile, the engine is now extra highly effective than ever earlier than, creating 400PS and 500Nm of torque – permitting a 0-62mph dash of simply 3.8 seconds. Prime pace for the usual RS 3 is proscribed to 155mph, however Launch Version and Vorsprung fashions see that enhance to 174mph. With the RS Dynamic bundle and ceramic brakes, prospects may even attain a high pace of 180mph the place permitted. This makes the Audi RS 3 the very best in its class when it comes to acceleration and high pace.

A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission places the ability of the five-cylinder engine to the street – with brief shifting instances and a sportier gear ratio unfold. The engine’s distinctive 1 2 4 5-3 ignition sequence and the incomparable sound that comes with it make the driving expertise that rather more exhilarating.

The newest variations of the high-performance duo, powered by the award-winning 400PS 2.5-litre TFSI engine, are as a consequence of be delivered to the primary prospects from November with pricing beginning at £50,900 on-the-road for the Audi RS 3 Sportback, the RS 3 Sportback Carbon Black, £55,550; RS 3 Sportback Launch Version, £56,900; and the RS 3 Sportback Vorsprung at £58,650.

Audi RS 3 Saloon pricing begins at £51,900; the RS 3 Saloon Carbon Black, £56,550; RS 3 Saloon Launch Version, £57,900 and the vary topping RS 3 Saloon Vorsprung costing £59,650.


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