The new Audi RS 3: unmatched sportiness suitable for bland use

“With a third era of a Audi RS 3 Sportback and a second era of a Audi RS 3 Sedan, we now offer reward sports cars that are suitable for bland use and equally thrilling to expostulate on open roads and racetracks,” says Sebastian Grams, Managing Director of Audi Sport GmbH. “They paint a entrance prove into a RS universe and, interjection to a torque splitter, a ultimate in superb opening in a compress segment.”

Unmatched acceleration and tip speed: a 2.5 TFSI

With a five-cylinder, high-performance engine, a Audi RS 3 is one-of-a-kind in a segment. The 2.5 TFSI has won a “International Engine of a Year” endowment 9 times in a row. In a latest era of a compress sports car, a engine is now some-more absolute than ever before. The new RS 3 models scurry from 0 to 100 km/h in usually 3.8 seconds. Their tip speed is singular to 250 km/h, though 280 km/h is also accessible as an discretionary upgrade. With a RS Dynamic package and ceramic brakes, they can even strech a tip speed of 290 km/h. This creates a Audi RS 3 a best in a category in terms of acceleration and tip speed. This is essentially due to a 500 Nm boost in torque, that is accessible between 2,250 and 5,600 rpm. That is equal to 20 Nm some-more than a predecessor. As a result, a Audi RS 3 accelerates even faster from low rev ranges.

The engine’s limit energy of 294 kW (400 PS) is accessible progressing than before during 5,600 rpm and extends over a extended plateau to 7,000 rpm. A new engine control section also increases a speed at that all of a expostulate components promulgate with any other.

A seven-speed dual-clutch delivery is what puts a energy of a five-cylinder engine to the pavement – with brief changeable times and a sportier rigging ratio spread. The engine’s singular 1‑2‑4‑5-3 ignition method and a exquisite sound that comes with it make a pushing knowledge that most some-more exhilarating. For a initial time, a empty complement facilities a entirely non-static strap control complement that supports middle positions, so broadening a sound characteristics even further. It can be practiced around a pushing dynamics complement Audi expostulate select. In the Dynamic and RS Performance modes, for example, a flaps open most progressing – a romantic elements of a sound are even some-more pronounced. In addition, a observable sound of a five-cylinder engine is serve extended by a discretionary RS sports empty system.

Maximum agility: RS Torque Splitter and specific RS 3 modes

The new Audi RS 3 is a initial Audi denote that comes standard-equipped with a torque splitter. It replaces a back spindle differential and a prior mixed front purchase package on a back axle. Instead, an electronically tranquil mixed front purchase is used on any of a expostulate shafts. This ensures that a right volume of torque is optimally distributed along a back axle. During some-more energetic driving, a torque splitter increases a expostulate torque to a outdoor back circle with a aloft circle load, that significantly reduces a bent to understeer. In left-hand curves, it transmits a expostulate torque to a right back wheel, in right-hand curves to a left back wheel, and when pushing true forward to both wheels.

The new record also creates tranquil drifts on closed-off marks probable – in this case, a torque splitter leads all of a energy to usually one of a back wheels, with adult to 1,750 newton meters per circle possible. Audi even grown a pushing mode privately for a RS 3 for this purpose – “RS Torque Rear” – as a deposit mode with a possess evil bend for a torque splitter. The RS Performance mode, combined privately for a racetrack, is another never-before-seen innovation. It uses a specific engine and delivery pattern and is precisely tailored to a semi-slick tires that are, for a really initial time, accessible for a RS 3 as a bureau option. In this case, a torque splitter delivers a quite dynamic, sporty float along a longitudinal focus with as small understeer and oversteer as possible. These modes can be comparison around a Audi expostulate name pushing dynamics system, that also offers a following profiles: comfort, auto, dynamic, RS Individual, and efficiency.

More energetic float with incomparable precision: RS sports cessation and incomparable circle camber

The customary RS sports cessation facilities newly grown startle absorbers and a valve complement both specific to a RS 3. The valves safeguard that a startle absorbers vaunt a quite supportive response as partial of a miscarry and application characteristics. This allows a cessation to respond to a particular pushing conditions even faster and some-more effectively. The RS sport cessation and with adaptive check control is accessible as an option. It invariably and away adjusts any startle absorber to a highway conditions, a pushing situation, and a mode comparison in Audi expostulate select. The 3 evil curves comfortable, balanced, and sporty yield a clearly obvious widespread of a startle absorber characteristics.

The incomparable circle camber, i.e. a wheels are pointed some-more toward a road, formula in a some-more accurate steering response and increasing cornering force. Compared to a Audi A3, a wheels on a front spindle of a new RS 3 have usually underneath one grade of additional disastrous camber. To grasp this, a focus orientation were mutated and a reduce wishbones were versed with stiffer bearings, subframes, and stabilizers. A back spindle facilities a four-link pattern with apart spring/damper arrangement, subframe, and tubular stabilizer bar. The circle carriers, that are stiffer than those of a Audi A3 and S3, catch a increasing parallel army generated by a torque splitter. The disastrous circle cove here is roughly half a grade some-more compared to a A3. The RS‑specific on-going steering varies a rigging ratio depending on a steering angle – as a steering angle increases, a rigging ratio becomes smaller and steering some-more direct. It also assists formed on speed and can be sundry around Audi expostulate select. The setup of a springs and startle absorbers is considerably stiff, and a physique is 10 millimeters reduce than on a S3 and 25 millimeters reduce than on the A3.

Another new serve to a RS 3 is a modular automobile dynamics controller (mVDC). This executive complement captures information from all a components applicable to parallel dynamics, so ensuring that they correlate some-more precisely and some-more quickly. The mVDC synchronizes a torque splitter, adaptive dampers, and wheel-selective torque control for accurate steering and handling. All in all, it increases a vehicle’s agility, generally on circuitous roads.

Powerful deceleration: six-piston steel and ceramic stop system

The RS 3 comes standard-equipped with incomparable and newly grown six-piston steel brakes to keep a energy of a five-cylinder engine in check. A ceramic stop complement measuring 380 by 38 mm is optionally accessible on a front spindle with a pedal evil bend specifically blending to the stop booster. The high-performance stop complement weighs another 10 kilograms reduction than a steel brake. Its internally ventilated and drilled discs magnitude 375 by 36 mm during a front and 310 by 22 mm during a rear. This creates them incomparable and some-more fast than in a prior model. Air control elements urge a brakes’ cooling time by 20 percent. This some-more fast reduces peak temperatures during tough braking while pedal feel stays a same. In addition, it also reduces stop pad wear, that are 15 percent incomparable and copper-free. Those who opt for a ceramic brakes can name between gray, red, or blue stop calipers. Those who cite a steel chronicle can sequence red calipers instead of a black ones.

Expressive and unmistakable: extraneous and lighting

The pattern of a new Audi RS 3 is even some-more energetic and absolute than that of a predecessor. In a front, a far-reaching RS bumper, a redesigned Singleframe with a particular honeycomb grille, and a vast atmosphere intakes give a compress sports automobile an fluent appearance. The RS 3 comes standard-equipped with flat, wedge-shaped LED headlights and LED taillights including energetic spin vigilance lights. Matrix LED headlights are accessible as an option, with darkened bezels that underline digital daytime using lights around their outdoor downturned angles. With a pixel margin of 3 x 5 LED segments, it provides an observable demeanour – a mottled dwindle appears in a left headlight as a energetic withdrawal and entrance home scene, and a RS 3 lettering appears on a driver’s side. When driving, a mottled dwindle lights adult on both sides.

There is also a new pattern component behind a front circle arches: an eye-catching additional atmosphere outlet. The rocker panels with black trim have also been redesigned and, in multiple with a flared circle arches, minister to a fluent demeanour of a new RS 3. The front spindle lane has been widened by 33 millimeters compared to a prior model. On a Sportback, a back spindle lane has increasing by 10 millimeters. The RS 3 is standard-equipped with 19-inch expel wheels in a 10-Y spoke design. True racing pattern is embodied by a optionally accessible 5‑Y spokes with RS branding. Audi will also mountain Pirelli P Zero “Trofeo R” opening semi-slick tires for a initial time, if desired. The motorsports-inspired finishing touches embody a redesigned RS-specific back fender with integrated diffuser and a RS empty complement with dual vast oval tailpipes.

The new Audi RS 3 models can be systematic in dual disdainful RS colors: Kyalami immature and Kemora gray. The roof of a Sedan can also be systematic in a resisting tone Brilliant black for a initial time. Individual extraneous features, such as a honeycomb grille in a Singleframe, come customary in black – possibly in a matte or high-gloss finish. The Alu-Optic Trim package is accessible as an choice and accentuates a front bumper, diffuser insert, and window trim. For an even sportier look, a rocker row inlays are also accessible in carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer. The same relates to a counterpart caps, a tailgate spoiler on a Sedan and a roof corner spoiler on a Sportback.

Genuine racing feeling: a interior

In a interior, too, many elements specific to a RS intensify a sportiness. The displays seem in a 12.3-inch Audi practical cockpit plus, that comes standard. It displays a rpms in a form of a bar graph and shows energy and torque as percentages. Optionally, a rpm arrangement is accessible in a new “RS Runway” design. In this case, a values are displayed in a conflicting instruction in a demeanour that visually resembles an aeroplane runway – a top speed in a forehead and a lowest speed in a background. In addition, a Audi practical cockpit and includes displays for g‑forces, path times and acceleration from 0‑100 km/h, 0-200 km/h, entertain mile, and eighth of a mile.

The RS-specific blinking change indicator in primer delivery mode changes a rpm arrangement from green to yellow to red, blinking in a demeanour matching to that used in motorsports, to prove the ideal time to change gears. The 10.1-inch hold arrangement includes what is referred to as a “RS Monitor,” that displays a coolant, engine, and delivery oil temperatures as good as tire pressures. Also accessible for a initial time for a Audi RS 3 is a head-up arrangement that projects applicable information onto a windshield in a driver’s approach line of steer in serve to a change light indicator.

The genuine racing feeling is serve extended by a carbon-fiber instrument row and RS sport seats with RS embossing and anthracite contrariety stitching. The chair upholstery is optionally accessible in excellent Nappa leather with RS honeycomb stitching and silken black, red, or, for the initial time, immature contrariety stitching. RS Design packages in red and immature are accessible to match. They embody special building mats with contrariety stitching and RS embroidery, as good as seatbelts with colored edges. The Design package and includes chair corners in red or immature and a colored accents on a atmosphere vents.

Everything underneath control: steering circle with 12 o’clock ribbon and RS Mode button

The RS 3 is standard-equipped with a three‑spoke RS Sport multifunctional leather steering circle with a flattened bottom. It facilities built-in, high-quality die-cast zinc change paddles. Those who opt for a Design package get, in serve to a RS badge, a 12 o’clock ribbon for faster denote of a steering circle position during energetic driving. Alternatively, a turn RS steering circle is accessible with hands-on detection, i.e. capacitive hold recognition, for assisted steering functions. Both have a new RS Mode symbol on a right-hand steering circle spoke in common. This symbol can be used to name a Audi expostulate name modes RS Performance, RS Individual, or a final mode used. In both RS modes, a arrangement of a instruments and a head‑up arrangement has an even sportier demeanour with a blinking change indicator.

Availability: marketplace launch and pricing

The Audi RS 3 Sportback and RS 3 Sedan will be accessible to sequence in Europe starting in mid‑July 2021. The new RS 3 models will be launched in a tumble of this year. The bottom cost for the RS 3 Sportback is set during 60,000 euros, while a RS 3 Sedan is listed during 62,000 euros.

Further information can be found in the press kit.