The gradual drip of 2022 Audi RS 3 information has lastly culminated within the reveal of the ferocious little sports activities sedan within the paint and sheet metallic. And in typical RS vogue, the outside and inside have been beefed up considerably to match the mechanicals.
All the grilles on the entrance have been considerably enlarged, and the principle heart one now has a large slot above it, evoking the unique Audi Sport Quattro Coupe. The enormity is embellished with black trim round the principle grille. Probably the most spectacular piece of the RS 3’s nostril, although, are the operating gentle accents. When geared up with the Matrix LED lights, the driver-side accents spell out “R,” “S” and “3” sequentially when approaching or leaving the automotive, and the passenger-side ones present a checkered flag design. When driving, each function the checkered flag sample.
The remainder of the physique will get upgrades, too. The entrance fenders are wider, as are the rears, and the fronts function giant air vents. Facet skirts give the automotive a decrease look. The tail incorporates a huge grille, extra pronounced diffuser space, fats oval tailpipes (an RS signature) and a surprisingly delicate lip spoiler on the trunk.
The inside options some carbon fiber dashboard trim, sports activities seats and a flat-bottom wheel with diecast zinc shift paddles. Two optionally available wheels are additionally accessible that add RS badging and a 12-o’clock stripe. A 12.3-inch instrument show and 10.1-inch touchscreen for infotainment are normal. The instrument display screen can show shift lights, g-force, acceleration instances, lap instances and even quarter-mile instances. The inside could be additional custom-made with Nappa leather-based in addition to distinction stitching and vent accents in purple or inexperienced.
As for the efficiency, we have lined that a short time in the past, however we’ll go over the highlights, right here. The RS 3 nonetheless will get a turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-five. It now makes 401 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. It must be good for a 3.8-second run to 62 mph. Energy goes via a dual-clutch computerized to all 4 wheels, and the RS 3 now has a torque-vectoring rear differential. Audi even contains what quantities to a drift mode. It is also decrease, wider, has sportier suspension and larger brakes than the opposite A3 variants.
The brand new RS 3 might be accessible to order first in Europe this August with deliveries coming within the fall. Whereas sedan and hatchback fashions might be accessible there, the U.S. will solely get the sedan. Pricing hasn’t but been introduced for the U.S. market.