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Audi RS 3 performance version: 407 hp, top speed of 300 km / h

Audi RS 3 It is a sports car that we know very well and capable of giving great driving feelings. Now, the House of the Four Rings wanted to go further, and suggests “performance edition‘, a special series of this sport that will be made in 300 numbered copies. Official prices for our market (from 75,000 euros for the German market) have not been disclosed. In Italy, the debut is expected in the first half of 2023.

Even more bad

The Performance Edition is available for both the Audi RS 3 Sedan and Sportback. The worst version of RS 3 is recognized for a number of Details in total black finishes, including the Audi rings and the RS 3 badge. In addition, the racing alloy wheels and the RS sports exhaust system with black tailpipes stand out. The Audi RS 3 Performance Edition is available in Nogaro Blue, Arrow Gray, Daytona Gray and Sebring Black.

We also find a file Audi Matrix LED headlights It features RS specific dynamic animation: when the doors are opened, a square sign appears on the passenger side and the sequence “3-0-0” on the driver’s side, indicating the number of units in this series and the model’s top speed.

Speaking of the interior, there is a standard i RS bucket seats with Dynamic microfiber and nappa leather upholstery. The blue trim on the belts, the notch at the 12 o’clock position on the steering wheel rim and the upper center part seams, armrests and floor mats also stand out. In addition, the 10.1-inch infotainment system with a display has a special look dedicated to this vehicle. There are also custom add-ons. For example, the RS display allows you to monitor the temperatures of the coolant, engine oil and gearbox, as well as acceleration forces.

However, through the digital instrumentation (12.3-inch display), it will be possible to find information regarding power delivery and torque, tire pressure, lap times and maximum lateral acceleration values.

Engine and performance

The beating heart of this exclusive model is Known for the 5-cylinder 2.5 TFSI Their strength has been brought From 400 to 407 HP. The torque of 500 Nm is now available in a wider range: from 2250 to 5700 rpm against the previous 2250-5600 rpm. The power unit is combined with a 7-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission.


Speaking of performance, the use of launch control is possible Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds. maximum speed up to 300 km/hThis is 10 km/h more than the standard version equipped with the RS Dynamic plus package. The Audi drive select system allows you to choose from 7 programmes. Comfort, Automatic, Dynamic and Efficiency modes join the distinctive settings of the latest generation Audi RS 3, RS Individual, RS Performance and RS Torque Rear.

The braking system, as standard, is used Carbon ceramic discs 380mm in diameter at the front, resulting in a lightening of 10kg compared to the standard six-piston calipers. At the rear work 310 mm steel discs. Of course, Audi also stepped in with the setup to make the new Audi RS 3 Performance Edition even faster through corners.

Standard equipment includes the RS plus sport suspension with DCC (Dynamic Chassis Control) suspension, with a “more aggressive” setup than the standard model.

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