The German manufacturer has published photos and technical details of the new most powerful version of its compact model 2022 Audi RS3
With the online premiere of the RS3 Sportback and RS3 Sedan, Audi has rounded out the offer of the new generation A3.
The two cars have an even more aggressive design compared to their predecessors, and under the hood, there is still a 5-cylinder 2.5-liter turbo-petrol engine.
2022 Audi RS3 Exterior and Interior
The exterior design features new LED “signature” headlights and brake lights, as well as large air deflectors on the front bumper.
A special treat is the dark 19-inch alloy wheels with Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires.
As befits a model like this, the rear of the vehicle is adorned with a massive diffuser and large finishes of the RS Sport exhaust system.
On the other hand, the interior has been enriched with Alcantara and sporty red details, and the control panel has been fully digitized with two screens, a 12.3-inch display on the instrument panel, and a central screen of a 10.2-inch multimedia system.
2022 Audi RS3 Engine
Under the hood is a 2.5-liter TFSI with five cylinders that in the RS3 Sportback and Sedan produces exactly 400 horsepower (294 kW), available at 5,600-7,000 rpm.
Maximum torque is 500 Nm and is available to the driver at 2,250-5,600 rpm. That is 20 Nm more than the previous generation.
Power is transmitted to all 4 wheels via an advanced automated 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Audi states that both RS3 versions accelerate from one place to one hundredth in 3.8 seconds, which is 0.3 seconds better than the outgoing generation.
Top speed is electronically limited to 250 per hour, but the limit can be raised to 280 or even 290 km / h, in the case of the optional RS Dynamic package.
2022 Audi RS3 Release Date
The new Audi RS3 2022 arrives in European showrooms in August 2022.
2022 Audi RS3 Price
The recommended starting price is 60,000 euros or 70,000 USD for the Audi RS3 Sportback or 62,000 euros or 73,000 USD for the Audi RS3 Sedan variant.