The 2.5 TFSI is not just an engine but a promise. The top speed can be optionally raised to 280 km/h. The unique sound of the 5-cylinder with the firing order 1-2-4-5-3 amplifies the emotional driving experience. The engine sound is created by the alternating firing of directly adjacent cylinders and cylinders further away from each other. The lightning-fast, seven-speed dual-clutch S tronic transmission directs the forces to the permanent quattro all-wheel drive. With 294 kW (400 hp), the engine achieves 33 hp more than its predecessor and is 26 kg lighter thanks to, among other things, its aluminum crankcase. Thus, the RS 3 Sportback sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds. The maximum torque of 480 Nm is between 1,700 and 5,850 rpm and ensures exceptional engine power over a very wide speed range.
quattro all-wheel drive
The quattro all-wheel drive, fitted as standard, and the seven-speed dual-clutch S tronic transmission ensure more dynamics and fewer compromises. The drive torques are distributed variably between the axles - the sportier the driver is on the road, the faster and more often the majority of the torque reaches the rear axle. The track width on the front axle measures 20 millimeters more than on the A3 Sportback, the wheel arches are correspondingly further apart. In addition, the RS-specific electronic stabilization control has a Sport mode that allows controlled drifting - for a decisive advantage on any surface. With the standard vehicle dynamics system 'Audi drive select', many components, such as the steering, the engine management system and the switchable exhaust valves can be completely adapted to the individual driving style.