After a batch Trailer image and also Preview, Audi finally made the RS 3 Sportback and RS 3 Sedan duo officially unveiled.The new Audi Sport duo has Mercedes-AMG A 45 S 4Matic+ with Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S 4Matic+ It was completely in their sight, competing in the ultimate performance hatchback and compact car.
The RS3 Sportback and RS3 Sedan debuted as the third and second generation models respectively. The core of each member of this high-performance duo is still the turbocharged five-cylinder 2.5-liter TFSI engine, which can now produce 400 PS from 5,600 rpm To 7,000 rpm, and 500 Nm of torque from 2,250 rpm to 5,600 rpm.
These push the RS 3 Sportback and Sedan from 0-100 km/h to 3.8 seconds, or 0.3 seconds faster than their predecessors. The maximum speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h, or it can be increased to 280 km/h. If this is not enough, buyers can also choose the RS Dynamic kit with ceramic brakes, the top speed can be further increased to 290 km / h.
In the classic high-performance Audi fashion, the engine output is sent to all four wheels, and the RS 3 Sportback and RS 3 Sedan use a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. This time, the RS 3 Sportback and the car received Audi’s first torque divider, in which the electronically controlled multi-plate clutch group on each drive shaft replaced the previous arrangement of the differential and multi-plate clutch combination.
Audi stated that this setting enables the RS 3 transmission system to optimally distribute torque between each rear wheel on the rear axle, and transfer more torque to the outer rear wheels with higher wheel loads during a more dynamic driving process. To significantly reduce understeer.
The automaker said that this also contributes to more controllable drift on closed routes. The system can send the output of all engines to one rear wheel, and each rear wheel may produce up to 1,750 Nm of torque. Audi has developed a drive mode for the new RS 3-called RS Torque Rear-specifically using this function as a drift mode with specific characteristics of the torque divider.
At the same time, Audi also provides RS 3 with an RS performance mode for track driving. This mode provides engine and transmission calibration specifically matched to semi-smooth tires. This tire is available as an RS 3 factory assembly option for the first time. Say the brand.
The driver can select these new driving modes through the driving selection menu, which also provides comfort, automatic, dynamic, RS personalization and efficiency modes. Another new feature of RS 3 is the Modular Vehicle Dynamics Controller (mVDC), which obtains data from all components related to lateral dynamics, synchronizes torque dividers, adaptive dampers, and wheel selection torque control to ultimately improve flexibility Sex.
In terms of chassis hardware, the new RS 3 duo uses RS sports suspension as a standard configuration, including newly developed shock absorbers and valves dedicated to these new models. Audi stated that the new valve is designed to show a “particularly sensitive response” in rebound and compression movements, and its expected goal is to respond to a range of driving situations faster and more effectively.
RS 3 also obtains a greater degree of wheel camber, providing more precise steering and greater turning force; compared with ordinary Audi A3, RS 3’s front wheel negative camber is slightly less than 1 degree. This is achieved by modifying the pivot bearing, and its lower wishbone is equipped with stronger bearings, subframes and stabilizers.
At the same time at the rear end, the rear axle adopts a four-link suspension design with independent spring and shock absorber positions, including a sub-frame and tubular stabilizer bar. In terms of overall footprint, the front axle track is 33 mm longer than the previous RS 3, and on the RS 3 Sportback, the rear axle track is now 10 mm wider than before.
Here, the wheel frame is harder than the ordinary A3 and S3 wheel frames to absorb the greater lateral force generated by the new torque divider, and the negative camber of the rear wheels is also nearly half a degree higher than that of the ordinary A3. Overall, the stiffness of springs and dampers has increased. RS 3 is 10 mm lower than S3 and 25 mm lower than ordinary A3.
All potential higher speeds from the enhanced chassis are checked by a new and larger set of six-piston steel brakes with front discs measuring 375 mm x 36 mm and rear discs measuring 310 mm x 22 mm, making them changeable Bigger and more Audi says that it’s brakes are more stable than the previous RS 3. RS 3 offers an optional ceramic front brake with a brake disc size of 380 mm x 38 mm.
Overall, the new air control element reduces the cooling time of the brake by 20%, helping to reduce its peak temperature and brake pad wear, while maintaining the feel of the pedal. The brake pads are now 15% larger and contain no copper. The calipers of the ceramic brakes can be available in gray, red or blue finishes, while the calipers of the steel brakes can be selected in red instead of the standard black finish.
The standard configuration of rolling stock is a 19-inch cast wheel with a 10-spoke design and an option of a five-spoke design. For those more determined, the semi-smooth option mentioned above is a set of Pirelli P Zero Trefeo R tires.
Compared with the smaller A3-based version, the appearance of the RS 3 is connected by its wider front bumper and redesigned Singleframe front end with honeycomb grille and larger, more aggressive air intakes. Standard lighting equipment includes LED headlights and taillights with dynamic turn signals.
At the same time, a matrix LED headlight with a dark frame and a digital DRL with a 3 x 5 LED arrangement are optional. These provide checkered flag graphics as home/leaving home lighting scenes, as well as RS 3 graphics.
The internal equipment of the new RS 3 series has a 12.3-inch virtual cockpit and standard settings, where the tachometer is displayed as a bar graph, and the power and torque output are displayed as percentages.Virtual cockpit plus combination also includes display G-Force, lap time and acceleration time, the latter for 0-100 km/h, 0-200 km/h, quarter mile and eighth mile measures.
The unique feature of RS 3 is the shift indicator that flashes when the transmission is in manual mode. The speed display changes from green to yellow to red, and flashes to indicate when to shift up. The infotainment system can also display coolant, engine and transmission oil temperature, and tire pressure in the RS 3 through a 10.1-inch touch screen. Here, the first feature of RS 3 is the head-up display.
The touch of the new RS 3 duo comes from Nappa leather with RS-style honeycomb stitching and bright black, red or green contrast stitching, and the available matching RS Design aesthetic bag. These include special foot pads with contrast stitching and RS embroidery, and seat belts with colored edges.
The person in the driver’s seat can control the flat-bottomed three-spoke multifunction steering wheel with die-cast zinc shift paddles. The designated design package will bring a wheel mark at 12 o’clock, or you can choose a round RS steering wheel with manual (capacitive grip) detection assisted driving function. The RS mode button on the right spoke provides quick access to the drive selection mode.
The new colors available in the latest RS 3 include Kyalami Green (as shown in the car example here) and Kemora Gray. The roof of the RS 3 Sedan can be selected in a contrasting black finish, while the honeycomb grille in the Singleframe can be selected in matte or high-gloss black.
In addition, the Alu-Optic trim kit is optional to make the front bumper, diffuser insert and window trim brighter. Those who prefer a more pronounced sporty look can choose carbon fiber-reinforced polymer trim for the door sill inserts, mirror caps, tailgate spoiler of the RS 3 sedan and the roof edge spoiler of the RS 3 Sportback.
Orders for the latest Audi RS 3 Sportback and RS 3 Sedan will be opened in Europe in mid-July this year, and are expected to be available in the fall of 2022. The European price of the Audi RS 3 Sportback starts at 60,000 Euros (RM298,564), while the Audi RS 3 Sedan starts at 62,000 Euros (RM308,517).
The third generation Audi RS 3 Sportback
Second-generation Audi RS 3 sedan
2022 Audi RS 3 Technical Illustration