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Audi RS3 Sportback (8V) specs

Car type Compact
Curb weight 1518 kg (3347 lbs)
Dimensions 4.46 m (176 in) long, 1.80 m (71 in) wide, 1.38 m (54 in) high
Wheelbase 2.64 m (104 in)
Power / weight 242 ps (238 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 308 Nm (227 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 2015
Origin country Germany
Average fuel consumption 13.7-11.2 l/100 km (17-21 mpg US / 21-25 mpg UK)
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Performance

Top speed 281 kph (175 mph)
0 - 40 kph 1.2 s
0 - 50 kph 1.5 s
0 - 80 kph 3.1 s
0 - 100 kph 3.9 s
0 - 160 kph 9.6 s
0 - 180 kph 12.5 s
0 - 200 kph 14.8 s
0 - 250 kph 28.4 s
0 - 60 mph 3.8 s
0 - 100 mph 9.8 s
Est. 1/8 mile 7.9 s @ 89.5 mph
1/4 mile 12.2 s
1000 m 22.7 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 11.2 s
100 kph - 0 34 m (110 ft)
200 kph - 0 141 m (462 ft)
30 mph - 0 11 m (36 ft)
60 mph - 0 34 m (112 ft)
70 mph - 0 46 m (153 ft)
18m slalom 68.9 kph (42.8 mph)
Emissions 278 g/km

More acceleration times

Audi RS3 Sportback acceleration graph

Powertrain

Engine type TFSI InLine-5
Displacement 2.5 l (153 ci)
Power 367 ps (362 bhp / 270 kw) @ 5500 rpm
Torque 468 Nm (345 lb-ft) @ 1625 rpm
Power / liter 147 ps (145 hp)
Efficiency 29 PS per l/100 km
Transmission 7-Speed S-Tronic
Layout front engine, all wheel drive

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RS3 Sportback rivals

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Mihai456  10m ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97lNMnjJGAE
12.1 1/4 mile


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Matt  2y ago

Autobild recorded 0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds, 0-100mph in 9.1 seconds, 14.8 seconds to 200km/h and 12.2 second 1/4 mile pass. They also dyno-ed the car at 385bhp stock.

For Comparison, they ran 12.8 seconds over the 1/4 mile (10.5 and 17 - 100mph and 200km/h) for the A45 and 12.9 Seconds for the old RS3... so this new one is light-years faster.


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thedudeli  2y ago

3.9 s - 100 kph.

germancarforum.com/attachments/0bbe72a6b8dc18267d7fcd8079492ef8-jpg.342738/


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fakekillerfour  2y ago

0-40 kph: 1.2 s
0-50 kph: 1.5 s
0-80 kph: 3.1 s
0-100 kph: 4.0 s
0-160 kph: 9.9 s
0-180 kph: 12.6 s
0-200 kph: 16.1 s
400 m: 12.4 s
1 km: 22.9 s

http://www.germancarforum.com/threads/2015-audi-rs3-sportback.52361/page-7#post-749923

http://www.autozeitung.de/sites/default/files/pdf/2015/07/AZ-14-2015-VT-Audi-RS-3-BMW-M135i-Mercedes-CLA-45-AMG-Daten-Tabelle_0.pdf


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saxy  2y ago

Man... Lost to a Golf R, costing so much more.


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BR2+  2y ago

I completely agree it is all about individual taste, Subjective as all hell.

Not saying the note of the RS3 doesnt sound good, But compared to even base V8s, InLine-5 engines, Or anything below an 8 just fails for me most of the time, However, There are some great exceptions, Like that nice note the A45 AMG makes with its optional exhaust, GT3 sounds good too, And of course the R34, Among others.



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FastestLaps  2y ago

Who told you that V8 necessarily sound better than inline 5 or V10?

You can argue that R5 sounds better than V8. It has to do with individual taste as well.


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BR2+  2y ago

Is there even a GREAT sounding Fwd car? Like even on comparisons with even the lowest sounding 8 cylinders?...........

Cause if not, It doesnt take much to sound better then an RS3 like i have said, IMO


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FastestLaps  2y ago

Who cares when it won the sound contest unanimously!


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Peter  2y ago

The RS3 got beaten by a honda civic type R and SEAT Cupra 280...

https://youtube.com/watch?v=X3n7zhb7aN8

https://youtube.com/watch?v=KlGCZiFyqVw



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NickHarry  2y ago

As usual, the straight line times are blistering. But that was the case with the previous RS3, and if you run a 'Compare' with the massively cheaper SEAT Cupra 280 we see the verdict;'The SEAT is noticeably faster'! So, we need some track times before using 'super hatch'


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Hans  2y ago

@hayes yeah and lighter than A45 amg


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Hayes  2y ago

Heavier than a bmw m4


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dddd  3y ago

I like this new A3 model coze its the only compact car that has realy good quality of interior (Golf VII also is good for its price).

I can see that this hp war remains even in that class of cars.

370 hp in A3...1999 Ferrari 360 Modena has 400 hp and 2000 Porsche 911 Turbo 420 hp.

Nonetheless for me it is the best car in its class. It has huge power, good quality, great tranny, very good handling, steering, nice 4x4 system and it looks so good.


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BR2+  3y ago

...What makes it the best HotHatch on the market? (Besides your obvious reason) Due tell us, I think its great, Plain but great, I also think the A45 AMG looks better, But it does look more like an Estate then a hatch, Atleast from the rear picture.


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saxy  3y ago

The A45 looks better and looks more like a hatch. this looks like an estate


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Hans  3y ago

I don't care how this thing looks since it is the best Hothatch on the market. And it looks good. 30 ps more would be great tho


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Shaggy  3y ago

I like it, the front end looks aggressive, everything else on it looks a bit plain.


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BR2+  3y ago

Its nice, Bit plain though, But nice. Wish they would stop with those silver mirrors though.


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driver  3y ago

King of the hot hatches. It's super hatch.

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