Audi / A3 / RS3 sedan
By RON HAMMERTON
TWO down, two more to come.
score on the roll out of Audi’s splendiferous new aluminium-block five-cylinder
turbo engine that, with 294kW on tap, goes as good as it
Launched in Australia in the TT RS coupe and cabrio in May, the
engine and matching seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and quattro
all-wheel-drive system have now been grafted into the facelifted A3 sedan to
create the first four-door RS3 in the Ingolstadt company’s history.
up for the five-pot powerplant is the revised five-door RS3 Sportback
hatch later this year, followed – we guess – by a similar heart transplant in
the RS Q3 at some point.
Audi argues that despite their similarity under
the bonnet, all four of these
vehicles will appeal to different buyers with at least one thing in common – a
need for speed.
Here, we take a look at possibly the most conservative
of the variants, the RS3
That’s if you can call the most powerful small sedan on the market
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Model release date: June 2017
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