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.
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.
Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions figures are obtained under standardised test conditions (Directive 93/116/EEC) using a representative model. This allows direct comparison between different models from different manufacturers, but may not represent the actual fuel consumption achieved in 'real world' driving conditions. More information is available at www.dft.gov.uk/vca
Fuel consumption, combined: 8.3 l/100km;
CO2 emissions, combined: 189 g/km;
*Recommended On-The-Road (OTR) retail prices include: delivery charge, half a tank of fuel, number plates, first registration fee at £55.00 and Vehicle Excise Duty.
Recommended On-The-Road (OTR) retail prices shown are based on the current 2017/18 VED rate.
As outlined in the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s 2015 budget, the way Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) is calculated will change from Saturday 1 April 2017 for the majority of vehicles. The first licence will continue to be calculated using the vehicle’s CO2 value, but subsequent licences will be based on a standard rate of £140. Vehicles with a list price exceeding £40,000 (including factory installed options, delivery charge, number plates and VAT) will pay an additional £310 plus the standard annual rate for a 5 year period. After the 5 year period only the standard rate will apply.
Further information is available from DVLA here: www.gov.uk/newvehicletaxrates
Price includes VAT and is calculated at 20% but this may alter to reflect any change in the applicable VAT rate.
RRP – Recommended Retail Price includes VAT and is calculated at 20% but this may alter to reflect any change in the applicable VAT rate.
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