2018 Audi RS3 Sportback Test

The Audi’s turbocharged five-cylinder cars have a rich history, and the 2018 Audi RS3 is not an exception. Based on a reliable YouTube video that captured the RS3 on road test, the Audi gets a lighter and more powerful engine.

The four-door RS3 model looks sharp with extra vents up front, large exhaust outlets and attractive 19-inch wheels. Every Audi RS3 model prominently displays the Quattro lettering on the lower grille. It has red stitching with leather sports seats inside the cabin. Several RS logos are included so that you do not mistake this sedan for a plebian S3.

2018 Audi RS3 front

2018 Audi RS3 – Aggressive Exterior and Interior Styling

The 2018 Audi RS3 is Sportback that hammers down serpentine roads on a daily basis. It features new, aggressive exterior that makes its presence felt. The rear lip spoiler and RS-design exhaust outlets express its motorsport-tuned performance.

The Audi RS3’S cabin is best-in-class in comparison to Mercedes and BMW rivals. The automaker has created a standard virtual cockpit that puts a big map in the instrument cluster if you so desire. Its central screen is retracted into the dash to create a clean and uncluttered space. This vehicle comes as standard with a Bang & Olufsen stereo.

The Audi’s interior feels up-to-date courtesy of an updated MMI infotainment and navigation on the seven-inch center screen. It includes numerous key attributes such as 4G LTE WI-FI hotspot as well as Android Auto and CarPlay compatibility. Thanks to the rich infotainment systems, the 2018 Audi RS3 lets you live a good life. The sedan’s virtual cockpit comprises a fully digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster, enabling the driver to customize every detail including audio and MMI navigation.

When it comes to the cargo space, this sub-compact sedan feels roomier than most of its direct rivals. Door openings and rear-seat space are bigger than on its direct competitor, the Mercedes CLA. The 2018 Audi RS3 brings sport-specific features like a lap-timer, g-meter, boost gauge and power gauges that exhibit the car’s motorsport heritage.

2018 Audi RS3 interior

Engine and Transmission of the 2018 Audi RS3

Speaking of the engine, the latest RS3 Audi brings a brand-new 2.5-liter turbocharged inline five-cylinder unit. The turbocharged motor generates up to 400 horsepower at 1,700 rpm and 354 pound-feet of torque at 5,850 rpm. The all-wheel drive sedan gets hooked to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

This engine is powerful, accelerating from 0-60 miles per hour in less than 4.1 seconds with speed topping out at 155 mph.

2018 Audi RS3 rear

Debut Date and Cost

Based on a few reliable details available on our news desk, the 2018 Audi RS3 model will grace the dealership by the end of 2018. A source close to the automaker suggested that the RS3-branded edition debuts in September and will go on sale later the same year. The RS3 Audi model carries a price sticker of $55,000. We will soon find out if this information augurs what the automaker has in store for us. So, stay tuned.

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