As you know, 2018-2019 Audi successfully lead the fight against excess weight of their vehicles. That’s flagship A3 model line, which has the name of the RS3 Sportback, “lost” 55 kilograms. Updated hatchback will arrive at dealers in the summer of . The compact sports car has one of the best-in-class power to weight ratio. The production is widely used lightweight ultra-high-strength steel and aluminum.
Curb weight 2018-2019 Audi RS3 Sportback is 1520 kg, the precursor, as already mentioned above, I was 55 kg heavier. Exterior remarkable attention to detail. The radiator grille with aluminum frame has a grid in the form of a honeycomb and is painted in glossy black color. Along the edges of the bumper are large air inlets with large dividers, directing the flow of coolant to the working transmission fluid and an additional radiator.
RS3 Sportback by 25 millimeters lower than A3 because sports suspension, for an extra charge more advanced adaptive suspension Magnetic Ride. Hatchback is in contact with the road by 19-inch alloy wheels with tires of the dimension 235 / 35R19. The color scheme of the model consists of eight colors, including red metallic Catalunya.
New 2018-2019 Audi RS3 Sportback is equipped with a 5-cylinder TFSI engine volume of 2.5 liters, developing 367 horsepower and 465 Nm of torque. The specific capacity of 148 l / s per liter working volume is impressive, while torque remains at the maximum level in the range of 1625 to 5550 rpm. Turbocharged pressure of 1.3 atmosphere is theoretically capable injected into the combustion chamber to 1100 liters of air per hour.
The engine is aggregated with the 7-speed robotic gearbox S Tronic, providing lightning-fast switching. The Quattro all-wheel drive system employs a new multi-plate clutch, which weight by 1.4 kilograms less than the previous. If necessary, 50 to 100 percent of the torque is directed to the rear wheels.
From zero to hundred kilometers per hour RS3 Sportback accelerates in 4.3 seconds. Maximum speed is electronically limited and the default is 250 km / h, but it is possible to raise the bar up to 280 km / h. In the mixed European cycle hatchback consumes 8.1 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers.
Inside, the driver and passengers can enjoy comfortable seats, trimmed with Nappa leather with contrast stitching in gray. The steering wheel with flat-bottomed partially sheathed in Alcantara. For an extra charge available bucket front seats with a carbon fiber frame, which is 7 kilograms lighter than standard.