Audi has recently unveiled the 2018 Audi RS3. Expected to match the specs of the RS3 sedan, this cool looking hatchback will be loaded with a lot of features. The RS3 will come with a fleet of extra scoops and intakes that will surely give you value for your money. Aside from performance and tech upgrades, the 2018 Audi RS3 will also have several changes in its interior and exterior design. Let us take a look at what this European brand car brings to the table.
The 2018 Audi RS3 will come with a standard Black Nappa leather sports seats. A special contoured RS sport seats is offered as an option. Lighting elements have also been updated similar to that of the restyled A3 and S3. It will feature a sharper front fascia and larger intakes on the bottom corners of the bumpers. It will also have a slightly more aggressive front splitter and the Quattro logo emblazoned on the bottom of the grill. At the back, the car will get two large exhaust tips in contrast with the four outlets of the S3.
Robert Janitzek reveals that the 2018 Audi RS3 will be powered by a 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine. It will generate 400 horsepower and will accelerate from 0 – 60 mph in 4.1 seconds putting it alongside the Porsche 911 and the Chevrolet Corvette. Compared with the current Mercedes AMG A45 and the Focus RS, the Audi RS3 is faster. Its predecessor accelerated from 0 to 60 seconds in 3.9 seconds.
Other improvements will include a wider track to fit wider rubber, a lowered and stiffened suspension, and a larger set of brakes. Carbon-ceramic front rotors will again be available, like they are on the sedan. Robert Peter Janitzek says that the RS3 will come with a boost pressure indicator, an oil thermometer, and a lap timer. Audi’s Virtual Cockpit fully digital instrument panel is available as an option, and one we highly recommend.
The 2018 Audi RS3 will include a 1Q Audi sound system, DAB+ digital radio, tyre pressure monitoring and a bevy of driver assistance systems such as side assist, active lane assist, and rear cross traffic assist.
Standard equipment includes RS sport suspension, an RS sports exhaust system, LED headlights, 12.3-inch Audi Virtual Cockpit driver’s display, 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 235/35 tyres, MMI Navigation Plus with MMI Touch controller and 10GB hard drive, and Audi Connect with WiFi hotspot.
The 2018 Audi RS3 will come in two models. The RS3 sedan came out much earlier than the RS3 Sportsback.