Almost a year after the introduction of the A3 range and S3 facelift last April, and several months after the start of the RS3 Sedan 2016 Paris Motor Show, Audi thought it would be a good time to introduce the Audi RS3 Sportback updates.
The short suit story is that the go-fast hatch adopts the subtle styling, equipment and technology improvements of regular A3, and the more powerful 400PS (395hp) turbocharged five of the new RS3 sedan.
In a more detailed and to make the most important level of 2017, the Audi RS3 Sportback gains the same five-cylinder, turbocharged, 2.5-liter that is in the RS3 light and TT RS sedan. It is not only 26 kg (57.3 lb) lighter thanks to its aluminum crankcase, among other features, but also gaining 33hp and 11 lb-ft (15 Nm) from its predecessor, offering 400PS (395hp) and 480nm (354.0 lb-ft) available from 1700 rpm to 5850 rpm.
As before, the five-cylinder mass is exclusively coupled to a seven-speed S-Tronic twin-clutch and Quattro permanent all-wheel drive.
Audi claims a time of 0-100 km / h (62 mph) of 4.1 seconds, beating the face pre-wash model 0.2 seconds, while the top speed is electronically limited to 250 km / h (155 mph) , But you can specify an option that increases to 280 km / h (174 mph).
RS3 hatchback returns a combined fuel consumption of 8.3 liters per 100 kilometers (28.3 mpg US), equivalent to 189 grams of CO2 / km (304.2 g / mile).
The exterior reviews for 2017 largely mimic those of standard and sporty S3 A3 including new headlights with optional matrix operation, a more angled frame for the Singleframe grille, bumper – reprofiled bumper for redesigned front blade and twisted LED rear diffuser on the Case of the RS3, and new graphic taillights.
In the cabin, the most notable change is the availability of the Audi virtual cab tuning. Here, Audi has created a special screen that moves RS-count towers in the center, on the screen on each side of the readings of the moment, G forces and tire pressure. In addition, when the transmission is in manual mode, a scale with a color background invites the driver to use the range select lever or flywheel for an upshift at the maximum focusing speed.
On the other hand, the RS3 Sportback gets more seats with contoured profiles, an updated information and entertainment system, and adding a new emergency feature that automatically stops the car if the help and support needed cross-border traffic again.
The European requirements for the RS3 Sportback will start from April 2017, with the first deliveries in August. We will see the hot hatch in the meat at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2017.