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Audi RS 3 (8V facelift) specs

Car type Compact
Curb weight 1560-1585 kg (3439-3494 lbs)
Power / weight 254 ps (251 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 305 Nm (225 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 2017
Origin country Germany
Views 6.6k
Submitted by moegigo

Performance

0 - 100 kph 3.8 s
60 - 160 kph 6.5 s

Powertrain

Engine type 5 cylinder Turbo
Displacement 2.5 l (151 ci / 2480 cc)
Power 400 ps (395 bhp / 294 kw) @ 5850 rpm
Torque 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) @ 1700 rpm
Power / liter 161 ps (159 hp)
Transmission 7-Drive Auto S tronic
Layout front engine, all wheel drive

Laptimes 1

Track Time
Serres Racing Circuit 1:31.71

RS 3 rivals

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FastestLaps  3m ago

5 cylinder monster!

 

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latvietis96  3m ago

Tak pievieno jaunā M5 lap times :d


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FastestLaps  3m ago @latvietis96

Working on it


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BR2+  3m ago

Not many 5s to begin with..


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FastestLaps  3m ago @BR2+

This is the only high performance/high output 5 cylinder engine I know of. I am sure there are some tasty 5 cyl turbodiesels out there, but even Volvo who used to make the D5 diesel and T5 turbo gas, now only make (relatively) boring 4 cylinders.


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BR2+  3m ago @FastestLaps

There's the Focus RS, which is similar, But I do agree and would like to see more high powered 5 cylinder engines, Even more inline engines to begin with in big performance cars, All you see is V8s, And I'm pretty tired of it, Is it do hard to ask for a 500bhp inline or Flat(Non 6) supercars? All we have is 911s n GTRs....that's it..for 6 cylinders or less, And that's a shame



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Inline 6 rules  9m ago

0-100 km/h: 4 s
0-160: 9.2 s
0-200: 14.8 s
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dedethecollector/38278867502/

 

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Hans  9m ago

Audi as alweys use the shittiest tires from all the competition...
You can cleary see from bad braking distance.


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latvietis96  1y ago

First lap time in for the RS3:
RUNDENZEIT SACHSENRING Audi
RS 3 Sportback (FL)
1:40,01 min
Source: Auto Bild Sportscars July 2017
Still notably slower than the M2 though


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moegigo  1y ago

They wrote:

  • that the damper setting was not stiff enough for a track setup,
  • difficult to handle on the limit
    • still a bit the haldex problem under power but what is new: when you lift of the gas pedal you can generate an unpleasant overstear reaction
    • Pirelli P Zero R02 had inferior grip
    • Brakes: even the ceramic discs fail on tracktest

all together you can not really capitalize on the power advantage

So what should be done IMHO is a serious brakes cooling (than you could stay with steel brakes?! -5000Euro), optional semislick (about 1000 Euro Nankang AR1?), optional superlight wheels (open end), optional trackday chassis setting (about 2-3000 Euro).
-> together about -4s on the Sachsenring?!

moegigo / Hans Batter

 

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saxy  1y ago

your suggestions don't really help with the balance issue though


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moegigo  1y ago @saxy

If you understand balance as mid corner balance between under- and oversteer sure you can modify with spring rates and camber, tyre pressure, anti roll bar. It's not only a question of weight balance which is actual 58/42 % for the RS3 which is better than the old model (thanks to the lighter engine)


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saxy  1y ago @moegigo

The haldex system will still create understeer. And the car will always create power-understeer.


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Inline 6 rules  1y ago

This car is really two-faced. The engine is marvelous while the chassis, suspension, breaks and tyres are just mediocre.


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moegigo  1y ago @saxy

I dont want to excuse the issues of Audi, just wondering if it could be optimised aftermarket. Given the fact that great FWD cars have a good handling on track (Megane RS Trophy , Golf Clubsport S or Civic) this should be achievable with a non Perfect hang on AWD I suppose.

But sure Audi should have taken the AWD of the RS 5 or similar for this RS3


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moegigo  1y ago @saxy

I dont want to excuse the issues of Audi, just wondering if it could be optimised aftermarket. Given the fact that great FWD cars have a good handling on track (Megane RS Trophy , Golf Clubsport S or Civic) this should be achievable with a non Perfect hang on AWD I suppose.

But sure Audi should have taken the AWD of the RS 5 or similar for this RS3


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DrDuke  1y ago @moegigo

at the end its just another golf


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Mr. Kaboom  9m ago @DrDuke

Nope the golf is more sporty than the A3. But they are both build on the MQB of the golf which is correct.


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saxy  1y ago

1:40? Damn that's barely faster than the 335hp RS3 from a couple centuries ago, and slower than a Audi TT-S which has some 90hp less?


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moegigo  1y ago

Added Hatch

It lost comparison against BMW M2 on Sachsenring:
M2: 1.37.77
RS 3 1.40.01

http://www.autobild.de/artikel/audi-rs-3-bmw-m2-test-11932379.html

BTW: Peak Power and Torque is not on 1 RPM with modern engines:
Max. 294 kW (400 PS) 5850-7000 min -1
Max. NM 480/1700 - 5850 Nm min -1

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