2018 Audi RS3 Rumors and Review – Audi often denies the U.S. its juiciest super fruit, especially when it involves high-performance RS models. We were adjudged worth the RS4 sedan, RS5 coupe, and RS7 coupe-sedan, however, not of the RS4 and RS6 wagons or the RS3.
Until now. While the RS3 hatch (“Sportback” in Audi-ese) will stay in European countries, the sedan occurs as redress for these denials. That is an RS that’s been suitable for our side of the Atlantic, and Audi information 40 percent of total model sales may happen in North America.
2018 Audi RS3 Redesign
Although this is the first-ever RS3 sedan, its design is more than familiar. Essentially an RS3 Sportback with a trunk, the RS3 sedan is almost identical to the hatchback model. Leading end is outlined by Audi’s new styling vocabulary with sharper lines and RS elements including the “Singleframe” grille with honeycomb mesh and Quattro emblem at the bottom and the dark blade just above the splitter. The latter showed up on RS models a year or two back and expands across the complete width of the fascia into the aspect air inlets. The brand new LED headlamps are the distinctive RS day time running light signature, but Matrix LED systems are also available.
Inside the RS3, you will find just about the same design structure just as the S3, but with the extra goodies that include the “RS” badge. For example, the front car seats feature the bulkier bolstering that is included with the “RS” badge, while the steering wheel has a sportier, flat-bottom design. Both are wrapped in dark-colored Nappa leather and come with “RS” logos, as the instrument panel and door sections feature RS-specific inlays. Customers looking to take the sedan at the keep tabs on can choose the optional, more contoured seating with integrated mind restraints and precious stone upholstery pattern.
2018 Audi RS3 Engine
The almost $55,000 new car starting price will get you a 2.5-liter TFSI five-cylinder producing 400 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque in conjunction with a seven-speed S-tronic dual-clutch transmitting. Due to the borderline lethal mixture of a light in weight frame and 400 hp, the RS3 can rocket to 60 miles per hour in 3.9 seconds.
2018 Audi RS3 Release Date and Price
Audi can’t reveal how much it will cost yet, except to verify it will probably be about $60,000, plus or minus $5,000 (final pricing will depend on the equipment list, which is also far from locked in), with a choice of two distinctive 19-inches alloys. The top-of-the-line S3 sedan lists at $43,850 plus options, if that allows you to figure where in fact the RS3 sits.
Audi RS3 2018