400hp Audi RS3 Sportback facelift debuts at Geneva
Following tracks of their new RS3 saloon, Audi has debuted the RS3 sportback hatchback at the 2017 Geneva motor show. The car comes with more power, good looks and host of new features.
Here are more details:
|Name||Audi RS3 Sportback|
|Mileage||8.3L/100 km (28.3 US mpg)|
|CO2 emission||304.2 g/mi|
2018 Audi RS3 Sportback facelift Exterior and Interior
The new RS3 sportback gets exterior changes that try to enhance what’s already there. Its front grille is now much more profound, and so is the bumper. Newly designed ‘sleeker’ headlamps can also be seen.
Its sides and rear have not changed much, but new alloys and larger circular exhaust ports are easily visible.
Apart from the power boost, the new RS3 Sportback has also shed weight and reduced its fuel consumption per 100 km.
On the inside, the new RS3 SB facelift gets a darker dashboard and center console, complemented by nappa leather seats and flatbottom steering wheel. Being the range topping model the car is fitted with extensive features, including Audi’s virtual cockpit, RS specific screen settings, hand-writing recognition touchpad, laptimer, Google Earth nav and wi-fi hotspots.
2018 Audi RS3 Sportback facelift Engine, Specs
Most interestingly, the 2.5-litre turbocharged TFSI five-cylinder engine now produces 400bhp and 480Nm of torque. This is 33bhp more than the outgoing model and 19 bhp more than the erstwhile Mercedes A-Class. The engine is mated to seven-speed dual-clutch S-tronic transmission as standard, sending power to all four wheels via the Quattro all-wheel drive system.
- Drive modes: Comfort, Auto and Dynamic
- 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) – 4.1 seconds
- Top speed – 250 km/h (155.3 mph) (Can be increased to 280 km/h)
2018 Audi RS3 Sportback price and launch date
The Audi RS3 Sportback is priced at 54,600 euros. It should be priced £46,500 in UK and will reach other markets like USA and Australia.