As we know, the A3 model has introduced for the first time four years ago, and now we can expect this model with the RS badge; more precisely, the debut of the newly 2018 Audi RS3 Sedan is scheduled for the beginning of 2018. The Audi already launched the S3 Sedan, and 2018 is the year when we can expect one more member in the A3 lineup.
The imminent model will be the most powerful compact sedan, and the Company expects quite a lot from this vehicle. Also, the customer’s expectations are high. The company says that this vehicle will be more menacing compared to the S3. It will feature styling cues with the bigger RS4.
2018 Audi RS3 Sedan – Beautiful Sports Line
As we mention in the intro, this model will share some styling cues with the bigger RS4 model. Despite the fact that this is the first RS3, the design will be familiar.
At the sides, we can expect large aluminum wheels with the 5-spoked design. The size of the wheels will be most likely 18-inch. Compared to the A3 model, this one will be slightly wider (0.8 inches).
At the front side of this model, we can expect new styling language with the sharper lines as well as with some RS elements like for example single frame grille with the honeycomb mesh and with the Quattro logo at the bottom as well as with the black blade above the splitter.
Also, the future 2018 Audi RS3 Sedan will provide LED headlamps with the distinctive RS daytime running light signature. However, the Matrix LED units will be also available. At the profile, we can notice black side mirrors, beefier side skirts, blacked-out window trim and also larger brake calipers with RS emblem. At the back, we can anticipate a big diffuser with vertical fins.
Interior full of Technology
The interior design of 2018 Audi RS3 Sedan is maybe even better than the exterior design. Everything inside is designed in order to improve the total level of aggressiveness, as well as to improve comfort for the passengers. All the seats inside the cabin will be wrapped in the Black Nappa leather and we can also expect RS logos on the every seat.
This model also provides Audi’s latest virtual cockpit with the 12.3-inch TFT screen. This screen will display speedo/tach combo (in standard mode). When you use this screen in the infotainment mode, then the screen displays audio system information, navigation, and phone. Also, the MMI will give you the option to choose between three display modes.
2018 Audi RS3 Sedan – Engine that Deserves Respect
The 2018 Audi RS3 Sedan will have 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine under the bonnet. This engine will be capable of delivering 400 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque which is the same power as in the TT-RS model. The acceleration from 0-60 mph will be in 4.1 seconds and the top speed will be 155 mph.
However, on request, the Company will increase the electronically limited top speed to 174 mph. This engine is also a bit lighter compared to the regular model. The transmission system will be S Tronic, seven-speed dual clutch. Of course, this model will provide all-wheel drive as standard.
2018 Audi RS3 Sedan – Expected Launch, Price and Rivals
The release date of the coming 2018 Audi RS3 Sedan will be at the beginning of 2018. This model will have a starting MSRP of around $65.000. The main rivals will be BMW M3 and Mercedes CLA AMG.