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Audi RS3 Sportback (8P) specs

Car type Compact
Curb weight 1575 kg (3472 lbs)
Dimensions 4.30 m (169 in) long, 1.79 m (71 in) wide, 1.40 m (55 in) high
Wheelbase 2.58 m (101 in)
Power / weight 216 ps (213 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 286 Nm (211 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 2010
Origin country Germany
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Submitted by Georg

Performance

Top speed 260 kph (162 mph)
0 - 40 kph 1.1 s
0 - 50 kph 1.5 s
0 - 80 kph 3.0 s
0 - 100 kph 4.0 s
0 - 130 kph 6.8 s
0 - 180 kph 12.4 s
0 - 200 kph 15.7 s
0 - 60 mph 3.8 s
0 - 100 mph 9.9 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.0 s @ 90.1 mph
1/4 mile 12.4 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 11.7 s

More acceleration times

Audi RS3 Sportback acceleration graph

Powertrain

Engine type inline5 Turbo, 20V, DOHC
Displacement 2.5 l (153 ci)
Power 340 ps (335 bhp / 250 kw) @ 5400 rpm
Torque 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) @ 1600 rpm
Power / liter 136 ps (134 hp)
Transmission 7 speed S-Tronic
Layout front engine, all wheel drive

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RS3 Sportback rivals

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Piorun  2y ago

Good and very versatile car. It sounds stoning. Practical, and fast.

The problem is turbo lag and, weight, also AWD system is very "safe" so no oversteer.


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Aqua  2y ago

RS3 0-100 kph = 4,6 sec!!!


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Huh?  4y ago

S, do you don't know difference between mph and kph-times? And do you don't know difference between calculated times and the factory claims?


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S  4y ago

0-60 in 4.0secs? I don't think so!

It's 4.6, not 4


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Hans  4y ago

Still the RS3 have the same weight distribution as every other AWD hot hatch.


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anoni  4y ago

it has 183kg which is very bad. you can find the specifications with a simple google search.
the weight distribution could be better and with 20kg less, means less understeer.


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Hans  4y ago

@anoni Where did you read that the weight?
Actually it's not bad It have the same weight distribution as Mercedes A45 AMG wich have smaller engine- 2 liter 4 cylinder.


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anoni  4y ago

this engine is a heavy pork of 183kg which is shocking.
the block is iron ?
wtf is with this weight ? the latest generation of 3.0tdi engine have 10 kg more that this 2.5 liters 5 cylinders.
hope that audi will change the block of this engine to aluminum because it is a real shame the weight of this engine. also this weight means nose heavy and understeer.
a normal weight for 2.5tfsi should be between 160 and 170kg.



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PorscheGT2RS  5y ago

If this RS3 acceleration 0-150 km/h 8.6 s, so it will acceleration 0-100 mph 9 -9.5 s. And 0-200 kph about 15-15.5 s.


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BR2,  5y ago

Never said there was a Problem.


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Eryk03  5y ago

So what's the problem?


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BR2,  5y ago

I Never said i didnt like it, Read first..


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Eryk03  5y ago

Yes, for impractical because people like you do not like the 4 door in RS3...


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BR2,  5y ago

£67,465, (Plus)(Fully) 10k more, and for what? A bit faster, less Impractical?


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Eryk03  5y ago

@BR2,impractical and two-door then you have a TT-RS...


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BR2,  5y ago

If only tis were a Coupe insteadof a Sedan..

Ford £56,500, I would rather have a 1 Series M, or the S5, I dont think this should have been a 4-Door Car..


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Julle85  5y ago

Audi RS3
0-100 km/h 4.07 seconds.
0-150 km/h 8.62 seconds.

By bilsport 24/2011.


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Julle85  5y ago

@Fastestlaps

Why you dont update data? :D


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M Power  5y ago

i had a some lap times of Interlagos in Brazilian Megazine Fullpower:

carros.uol.com.br/ultnot/multi/?hashId=fullpower-audi-rs3-o-novo-lider-de-interlagos-04024E9C356AC4C92326&mediaId=12915599

Audi RS3 its first


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Julle85  5y ago

@Fastestlaps

Can you change data!

By bilsport.se (magazine)

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/651/qqqh.jpg/


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Julle85  6y ago

@Wiktor

Yep.
0-100km/h 4.07 seconds.
0-150km/h 8.62 seconds.
1/4 12.41 seconds.


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Wiktor  6y ago

0-100 km/h 4.07 s.


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Julle85  6y ago

@Georg

Here is more data for a RS3.
Sorry, the pic is too little.

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/820/1065m.jpg/


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Julle85  6y ago

@Orenthal_Blitz

Yes, i know. Its swedish carmagazine bilsport. And i read two days ago again that mag. And there stock Audi RS3 against BMW 1 M coupe, Porsche Cayman R, and Audi TT-RS, and RS3 hits 0-100km/h 4.07 seconds.

Too bad i dont found in bilsports.se website, that article :/


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Julle85  6y ago

Swedish carmagazine hits with Audi RS3 0-100km/h under 4.1 seconds.


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Julle85  6y ago

Lets wait a new RS3 Plus version.


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Viking  6y ago

I guess I will throw in my 2 cents. I think that most of the time there is more than one competitor to any particular car. When I decided that I needed to shop for a new car, I started with looking at its intended use. This set up certain abilities that the new car had to have in order to be considered. After that, I decided a price range that I was willing to spend. Initially the umbrella was very wide and included 2 seaters, 4 seaters, convertibles and coupes. After much deliberation and test driving, I decided on manual transmission rear wheel drive coupes between $30k and $60k U.S. dollars. Thus the field of competitors narrows over time, but the closer the design capabilities and functions, the closer two cars are to being direct competitors. However, style also has to be a consideration. I really didn't care if the coupe had real or fake back seats, but it had to have only two doors. I really wasn't going to be happy driving a four door.


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pw  6y ago

@Derek: You need to know that comapring two cars, first of which has real two back seats (1M) and second has only two fake ones, is simply pointless from perspective of people who look for four seater. If I need sport car with four seats, I can consider M3 e92 and M3 e90 as competitors, even though they differ in number of doors and shapes of their bodies, but I won't compare them with - say - 911, even if it has two fake back seats. But according to you, I need to be an idiot in order to hesitate between M3 e92 and e90, because... they have different numbers of doors and have different shape of bodies (and hence are not competitors (sic!)). In face of the two last, according to you, it doesn't matter that they have similar interior space and so on, what's really matter is the number of doors and shape of body. Would 3 door RS3 be a competitor of RS3 Sportback according to you? How hard is it to understand that number of doors and similarity of exterior designes are not everything that matters in singling out competitors?


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Jeff B  6y ago

And the M3 isn't on the same playing field as the R8, the RS4 is the M3's competitor....
How could you compare an M3 to an R8, the R8 simply oblierates it on the track, as it should, since the R8 is a Mid engined supercar and the M3 is a sports sedan/coupe.

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