The Audi RS 3 Sportback 2021 It was a model highly anticipated by the followers of the brand with the four rings. Some details of the sportiest compact in the range, which has just been presented, were recently previewed. Which is the third generation of the model maintains the acclaimed five-cylinder mechanics, while introducing aesthetic and equipment improvements.
If we start talking about Exterior design, to say that the new RS 3 Sportback is more dynamic and eye-catching than its predecessor. It achieves this through a front end that has a generous Singleframe grille and more bulky RS bumpers. But also with the new lighting, with standard LED headlights and optional Matrix LEDs including a digital daytime running light. It has the image of the checkered flag and can be customized to have messages such as the inscription “RS 3” in standing position.
In the RS 3 Sportback its presence also stands out, with a track width that increases by 33 mm at the front and 10 mm at the rear. Serial carries 19 inch wheels with ten spokes, although other designs are optionally available. The same goes for the tires, which for the first time can be the semi-slick Pirelli P Zero «Trofeo R» as an option. At the rear, the RS bumper with its integrated diffuser and the RS exhaust system with two large oval outlets.
The interior of this example is also at the height of the top of the range that it is. It has specific details such as sport seats RS with Nappa leather upholstery and contrast stitching and its setup can be really eye-catching. There is the possibility of mounting a RS Sport steering wheel with a stripe at 12 o’clock and RS Mode button, not to mention the special floor mats with contrasting stitching and RS embroidery or the colored-edged seat belts.
Although the main protagonist in this Audi RS 3 Sportback is still the engine 2.5 TFSI five-cylinder, the award-winning mechanic that gets a few tweaks to keep up. Power and delivery levels are maintained 400 hp and 500 Nm of torque, being linked to the S tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission with seven speeds. Quattro all-wheel drive is also the only option on this model.
Thanks to this, it achieves an acceleration of 0 to 100 km / h in 3.8 seconds and has its top speed limited to 250 km / h, although it could reach 290 km / h with the RS Dynamic package and the optional ceramic brakes. Its behavior is also improved by the RS Torque Splitter, a system that replaces the electronic differential. In each of the transmission axle shafts there is an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch so that the torque is optimally distributed between both wheels.
Also comes with new driving modes like the RS Torque Rear which is for drifting giving priority to the rear axle or the RS Performance to get the most out of the track. In addition, it comes standard with the RS sport suspension with newly developed shock absorbers and a greater drop in the wheels to improve its precision. The standard brakes are made of steel with six-piston calipers and optionally there are carboceramics that subtract 10 kg from the set.
The Audi RS 3 Sportback will hit the market in fall 2021, although the orders will open in the middle of next August. The compact sports car will have a starting price of 77,500 euros In our country.