Company Audi starts serial production of 2016 RS3 Sportback. The car is based on the A3 model. The novelty got an aggressive aerodynamic kit with the logo «quattro» on the front bumper, enlarged air intakes, a new exhaust system, and a rear bumper with black diffuser.
Compared with Audi A3, the clearance of Sportback model decreased by 25 millimeters. For a surcharge, the hatchback can be equipped with adaptive shock absorbers and carbon-ceramic brakes.
2016 Audi RS3 Exterior description
The exterior design of the new Audi RS 3 Sportback exudes a special racing atmosphere. Volume grille with aggressive cells, the powerful sideline, wide wheel arches and clearly structured tail part emphasize the sporty nature of the hatchback. All this energetic appearance is effectively completed with spoiler and rear diffuser with large tailpipes of the exhaust system.
Interior of 2016 Audi RS3 Sportback is focused on the driver, and first of all high quality draws attention. Optionally available RS-seat body will provide reliable support for the passage of sharp turns. The combination of leather, Alcantara, as well as a variety of decorative elements makes the Audi RS 3 Sportback interior maximally comfortable and unusual.
Technical Characteristics of 2016 Audi RS3
Updated Audi RS 3 shows a significant increase in performance compared to its predecessor. 2.5-liter TFSI engine produces 367 power and torque of 465 Newton that allows you to enjoy unbridled power and lightning acceleration. Two valves in the exhaust system for an incredible sound for even more pleasure from the dynamic driving. Thanks to 7-speed S Tronic and all-drive quattro system, Audi RS 3 is always firmly on the wheel – is distributed to the wheels depending on the situation, allowing you to control the behavior of the vehicle on slippery roads.
The motor works together with the 7-speed robotized transmission «S tronic» and «quattro» AWD system.
The model accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.3 seconds and top speed is electronically limited to 250 km / h.
The base vehicle equipment includes bi-functional xenon headlights, sports front seats, seat covers of Feinnappa wheel, dual-zone climate control, sports RS chassis, front and rear parking distance sensors, the Audi drive select system (a choice of control modes), a customized climate control, multi-function sports leather steering wheel and 19-inch cast aluminum wheels.
Presumably, the premiere of the updated Audi A3 family will be held in the autumn at the Paris Motor Show. At the same time it will be presented and the RS3 sedan. It is not excluded that the RS3 sedan debuts earlier and will be available only for the US market. In addition, according to unconfirmed reports, the four-door version of the power of 2.5-liter engine will be increased to 400 forces. The five-door version of RS3 Sportback same engine produces 367 horsepower.