Even though the model is brand new to the US market, it’s not really an entirely new car. The 2018 version is actually just a facelift for the older model. It gets a new look, slight changes inside as well as a ton of improvements to its racing equipment. The RS3 will be sold in the US from the summer of 2017. The European version should be available at about the same time. The price of the car has not yet been published. However, given that the S3 costs more than $ 43,000, it is safe to assume that the RS3 will cost well over $ 50,000, some suggesting as much as $ 60,000.
2018 Audi Rs3 Sedan Exterior
Not many people will accept that this model can be the very first RS3 sedan. This is because the model is based on the RS3 Sportback and as such, the sedan is almost identical to the Sportback with the exception at the rear. Inspired by the Sportback, Audi has succeeded in manufacturing the most aggressive S3 sedan of all time.
The all-familiar RS attributes characterize the front fascia. To start with, the sedan comes with a monocable grille that features mesh honeycomb. A Quattro logo is placed in the bottom of a part of the grid. There is also a black blade attached to the separator; It extends across the width of the front facade, each of the method for lateral air vents. Just like the Sportback, the sedan grille is surrounded by LED headlights, but that has a new design and style. The headlights incorporate customized DRL RSs. Consumers can go for LED Matrix units.
About the flanks, the features of the flared sedan arches of the wheel, the blackened side mirrors and window fittings, more sturdy side skirts, large brake calipers bearing the RS logo also as a set of machined rims. At the rear, you can find a trunk spoiler Also as a substantial diffuser with vertical fins that improves its aerodynamics. The rear also features double oval exhaust pipes. An RS3 badge under the left rear light complements the sporty search of the sedan.
2018 Audi RS3 Interior
Slipping inside, you will be greeted by a nice cabin identical to that of base S3. However, the 2018 Audi RS3 adds unique features that are synonymous with the “RS” badge. In the front, there is a more sporty flat-bottomed steering wheel wrapped in Nappa leather and with ‘RS’ logos. The front seats come with a heavier reinforcement. Buyers with the intention of trying their RS3 on tracks can opt for more profiled seats that also have head restraints. These seats also feature a diamond upholstery pattern. On the other hand, the dashboard as well as the door panels have RS-specific inlays.
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Like the new Q5, the RS3 has the new Audi Virtual Cockpit that has a 12.3-inch TFT screen in place for the conventional gauge cluster. In the standard mode, the display shows the speedometer and tachometer, but the infotainment mode displays information about the integrated smartphone and audio and navigation systems.
2018 Audi Rs3 Sedan Engine
The 2018 Audi RS3 Sedan will be powered by a 2.5-liter five-cylinder turbocharged generating 400 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. This is the same output as the 2018 Audi TT RS Coupe. Outside, Quattro lettering is on the lower rack, while the driver and passengers can relax on leather sports seats with RS logos.
The 2018 Audi RS3 Sedan will have a dual-clutch automatic seven-speed transmission that includes Audi’s signature four-wheel drive Quattro. As reported by the car and the driver, the 2018 Audi RS3 Sedan can go from zero to 62 mph in just 4.1 seconds. Auto Guide added that the maximum speed will reach 155 mph, but it can go as high as 174 mph on demand.