Audi RS3 Sportback Sports 367 HP Engine And Goes 0-100 km/h In 4.3 seconds
|   Friday, December 26, 2014
Audi RS3 Sportback, the most powerful version of the Ingolstadt compact was just presented. The model boasts the most powerful engine currently offered on a compact series model, a 2.5 TFSI rated at 367 hp and a torque of 465 Nm.

The unit is the most powerful five-cylinder engine ever developed by the RS division. This ensures the RS3 Sportback enviable performances. Thus, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.3 seconds, the best in the segment, with a maximum speed of 280 km / h.
This value is achieved only if the electronic restriction corresponding to 250 km / h is eliminated. Torque figures stand at 465 Nm and are available between 1625 and 5550 rpm.

Announced fuel consumption on a mixed cycle is 8.1 liters per 100 km and CO2 emissions are 189 g /km.
"There is a long tradition of five-cylinder engines at Audi. In the 80s, they turned Audi into a sporty brand, both in motor sports and in production. The new Audi RS 3 Sportback features the latest generation of our 2.5 liter, five cylinder engine – the most powerful production engine in the modular transverse matrix" declared Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Board Member for Technical Development at Audi.

The high level of power provided is controlled by an S-Tronic seven-speed transmission and set on the road via quattro permanent all-wheel drive. Compared to its predecessor, the new model is 55 kg lighter (standing at a mere 1,520 kg) and 0.3 seconds faster, without considering other technical specifications optimizations.

Because not only straight line performances are important, the German model has a sport suspension, an increased track gauge and gets in its standard version the Audi drive select. This feature provides several interchangeable running settings by pressing a button. The braking system is performance grade thanks to its internally ventilated and perforated discs on the front axle measuring 370 millimeters and 310 millimeters at the rear, the latter being only ventilation.

The sports power steering has a ratio gradually ranging from 15.3: 1 to 10.9: 1, depending on speed and other factors. The list of optional extras includes a carbon-ceramic braking system and adaptive dampers.

Compared to the standard version of the A3, the RS3 is quite discreet. It has a front bumper with an aggressive design that integrates larger vents and the grille bearing the quattro logo, a lower ground clearance, side mirror caps made of brushed aluminum and a new rear bumper with integrated diffuser, the latter being painted in a glossy black color.

The exterior is complemented by a set of 19-inch alloy wheels and a dual exhaust system with two oval tips pipes with chrome finish. At the level of passenger compartment, it gets a set of Nappa leather sport seats, stainless steel sports pedals, a sports steering wheel with square bottom - inspired by motorsports, contrasting stitching and three different types of decorations: 3D design Black, Aluminium Race or carbon fiber.
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